For all of you that sometime or another have lost your mojo to the creativity that sustains you, I have a solution! AND.......believe me, it works! Just make an appointment to take your machine in for servicing! If it's anything like the place I take mine, you will be without it for at least 4-5 days. Prior to the reservation date, you will not be able to "not" sew something in anticipation to your "friend" leaving, and once your machine is gone, the ideas for sewing will pop into your brain constantly! I KNOW! I am going through it! E-gads, it's so bad that lately I even wake up in the middle of the night not only with unique designs, but names for the quilts after they're done! Can you believe? lol I'm driving myself nuts! I'm telling you, it's a good thing I made a reservation for the servicing. The last time I took my machine to the same place without one, it was gone for 3 weeks and when I called, they still hadn't touched it. Thankfully, it was during the Christmas rush of 2010 so I was a bit busy anyway! Obviously, it did make an impression though since I was smart enough to reserve a date this time.
I did make a few mug rugs before it left so I have something to show you. Aren't you so happy? (Although I could resort to a few photos of my tomato plants which are going bonkers this year, if I run out of sewing.) Seriously, if I was Jack in the Beanstalk and those plants were stretched out straight, I swear I could be up in the clouds in no time! Funny, how I just thought of that!!
As you know, I joined the Mug Rug Swap again. My partner has a whole mess of stuff she likes, and I'm not going to say too much just in case she reads my blog, but one thing that she does like is the color "orange". Needless to say, I pulled my orange fabrics and thought of what to do. One thing I came up with was this one:
(No one knows, but her name is embroidered under that sign so don't tell.) I thought that might be fun. Then, as long as I already had out the oranges, I decided to make another one.......just in case, I guess.....BUT, I was already committed with her name sewn on, I suppose. Duh! Anyway, I like this one better:
Then, in my desire to keep going and be creative, I went a bit wilder with this one which I adore:
Only trouble is that I'm not sure if I really like it that way, or portrait style. Tip your head one way and the other and see for yourself. Naturally, I had to add the buttons. I LOVE those teeny tiny buttons and I wish I could put them on everything! They make things so whimsical!
So, that's it for today folks! I made one more mug rug that I'll show you next time. It's a remake of one someone else did a few years ago, but I had to put buttons on mine for a different spin (hello!! lol) I sure hope I have my machine back by the next time I write to you otherwise (for sure) I will be crying!