Friday, November 12, 2010

Missing: Quilting Mojo

How can a girl lose her quilting mojo?

I'll tell you.

About a week after my last posting, I co-hosted a baby shower for a dear friend (for whom I made the I-Spy quilt).  It was a co-ed shower and I have to say it was quite a success!  Even the men had fun, and knowing how men take to showers like fish take to bicycles, I felt proud.

Well, you know what they say about pride?  I didn't see the fall coming.  Nor would I have ever expected it to take this form:  after the shower, my boyfriend of six months (the guy I made the baseball quilt for) told me about how he preferred being single to being in a relationship...

It took me a few days for his words to sink in.  The feelings that had been growing strongly inside of me turned out to be one-sided.  We broke up May 14.

I haven't quilted since.

I can't. 

I tried.  I took a Cathedral windows class - a wonderful class offered by the immensely talented Johanna Masko - hoping it might distract me from my grief.  No such luck.  It just reminded me of all the love I felt in my heart when I was dating my ex.

I'm a resilient woman and I'm sure some day (though not sure when), my heart will fill up again with even more love and my passion for quilting will return.

Until then, I wanted to check in, to let anyone who reads me know why I've been AWOL.

I consider the fact that I've started to sniff around my favorite quilting blogs a good sign that better times are ahead.

- k

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