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 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.