The kids and I are spending a lot of time outdoors right now which is a blessing and a curse.  I work on my sewing less, and we’re all a bit crankier at the end of the day from expending more energy than we did all winter.  It’s leaving me feeling frazzled with life in general and restless with my projects.  With so little time to sew my focus seems to have drifted and I have more WIPs going than I ever have before.  And I am not a WIP person.  It drives me a bit batty to have things hanging over my head unfinished.

Me too Darth…me too.

It’s a shame because I love being in my sewing room.  I don’t think I’ve shared any of my new room aside from the post about my antique hutch.  I’m still head over heels for that piece.  But, I took this picture for Instagram a while back and realized I still haven’t shared even a tiny room reveal here yet.  So, a goal for me is to do a real full post about my sewing room in the next week or so, but for now…

I really want to find some time to enjoy my light and airy room and regain some focus in my projects.  How do y’all deal with that lack of focus/motivation?  Do you just take it as a sign that you need to take a break?  Do you just try to power through?  I’d love to hear from you on how you get back into the swing of things.

3 Responses to Restless

  1. Kymberly April 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    I can relate to your lack of focus. I tend to go through lots of phases. I’ll hit a point where I can’t focus and want to start a gazillion projects all at once. Sometimes it works to make a list and sometimes I just give in and start. Sooner or later I’ll get hit with an urge to finish stuff and it’s nice to have things in progress that give me that happy boost of a quick finish. When things feel like they’re getting out of hand I do make a list of all my WIPs and that helps me focus a bit on what needs to get done. Mostly I figure it’s a hobby that should be enjoyable so I try to do what makes me happy.

  2. Renee April 27, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    I’m so the same way! I have having more than like, two WIPs. I am a finisher–must get things done! Having more than a few WIPs makes me feel stressed, anxious and like I’m going nowhere on any of them! I powered through three detailed paper pieced blocks…and then completely ran out of steam. No motivation of focus left for the sewing room, bleh. So I’ve been just taking a break and focusing on getting ready for the first camping trip of the season (which was this weekend, but we came home early due to weather, poo). Hoping to feel the sewjo again on Monday!

  3. Saltwater Quilts April 29, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    I am struggling with the same thing right now and I don’t have an answer for you. I hate juggling multiple projects. I don’t know how to divide my time up for each one. It is so unorganized to me and for some reason it slows me down because I spend too much time over thinking it. I would rather finish one before I start another, but that doesn’t really provide enough material for a blog. So I am trying to reprogram my brain to be more open to multiple projects. It is not working out that well. I tried the break thing, but now I am going to have to power through. Let me know if you find a solution!!

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