I think I will! I’ve never felt like I was done quilting but there were several things I think that caused me to stop quilting. Some will call these excuses . . and while I’m not promising I will get back to it, I do think I will.
The things I think caused me to lose interest:
These were all my own making – no one made me do it but the last two books I wrote, the manuscripts and quilts were due in the middle of a move. Then I worked with a couple of magazines and sometimes those deadlines were short; sometimes they sent the fabric to be used and it was fabric I didn’t enjoy working with. Like I said . . it was all things I did on my own but it added up to take the fun out of it.
Sewing Room Clutter:
The sewing room has become a dumping ground. The freeze dryer is in there and that involves more of a mess than I would have imagined. There’s a sofa in there that had no other place to go. It will not go into the new sewing room.
There’s a workbench type thing in there because my big cutting table wouldn’t fit in the sewing room in Nevada, MO so we bought the work bench and I cut a piece of cutting mat to go over that. It will not go into the new sewing room.
There’s a big computer desk and printer table in there. Those will not go into the new sewing room.
There’s a recliner that has no other place to go so it’s in the sewing room.
There’s a breakfast room table in there because there’s no room for it in the house and I love it and didn’t want to get rid of it. I do use it for a couple of sewing machines (another 301 and the newer Bernina). It will not be in the new sewing room.
It Isn’t Part of the House:
This didn’t bother me when Vince was working and I was home alone. I’d spend so much of my time in there, even when I wasn’t knitting. Once Vince retired, it was no longer fun to be in there when he was in the house. Weird probably. In the new house, the room where he’ll be most of the time is right next to the sewing room.
Without chickens, without a garden or, without a big garden, that will give me lots more time to do something. Also, with the winters being cold, there, I’ll be inside more. We won’t have a greenhouse to occupy my time. I really do think I’ll get back to quilting but . . like I said, no promises at this point.