Readers, I seem to have misplaced my sewing mojo. Have you seen it by any chance? I had it, but now it's gone. I was rocking along last week, high off my domination of bound buttonholes. I was psyched for a weekend of uninterrupted sewing. But then things didn't go as planned.
The mood in the sewing room this weekend was scattered and cranky. I thought I would breeze though my Peter Pan collar version of the bow-tied blouse on Saturday, and then cut out my coat muslin on Sunday. But I kept messing things up: my buttonholes were inconsistent, I ironed the wrong side of a fusible interfacing, burned my thumb, and everything I did looked off. But the most disturbing thing was just a general feeling of sewing malaise: I wasn't enjoying myself. Both Saturday and Sunday, I ended up putting down my projects in despair and lying down for a nap so I could try to shake off my bad mojo.
I know that loss of mojo is just a part of the sewing life . . . or any creative life, for that matter. Usually the best thing to cure it for me is a few good nights' sleep, and the simple passage of time. But I started to wonder if there was a way to break through it more quickly or less painfully.
How do you handle this? Do you have tips for getting your groove back?
P.S. Don't forget to send in your entries for the Most Awesomely Bad Pattern EVER contest! The deadline is the end of the end of the day on this Friday, 11/13.