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Elemental Quiltworks

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Dusting Off the Creative Cobwebs

I have been on a mission lately. I am determined to finish some projects and get back into the swing of things with my quilting. I don't know if it's the isolation that came with the pandemic, or adjusting to a new community and job after a move....maybe a combination of both, but my mojo was gone.

When I talked to my quilting friends, and other creatives, some seem to have embraced the time away from their usual busy-ness and produce mountains of things. I am in the sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-Netflix group. Some of my purpose vanished with the shows and sales that I would regularly attend, but I also didn't seem to have the focus or the desire to get very far with trying out new ideas...or even heading down to my studio to play with fabric (pet it, iron it, rearranged it, try out colour schemes....). I, historically, haven't need much of a reason to indulge in that.

But, something is starting to change. I'm finishing some order promises I've made and booked myself into a big show. I'm hoping that crowds will appear, eager to get back into the swing of things.

This runner was for a friend who wanted a fairly long one for a big dining table. I struggled a bit with deciding on how to frame the blocks. This decision making takes practice, and I am just starting to get back into it.

Maybe it's the influence of spring, and the return to some normalcy. But, I'm starting to feel some other things starting to return.

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