Never thought I would go through a quilting freeze where I could not get up enough energy to enter my studio after work as I have done routinely for the last couple of years. Lack of drive, lack of motivation, and most of all lack of confidence. Strangely getting into Quilt National and getting positive feedback from Nancy at the master class has had the opposite effect I thought it would. Instead of being charged it has taken me a few weeks to ease in to a regular schedule, and thanks to the atmosphere at the farm house I can honestly say that I think I am over the hump- or at least getting there.
Partly the pieces I am working on right now- two that I started at Nancy's are really hard work and take so much time to make a little progress. I completely understand the term"slow cloth" and feel like I could probably write a book on it. When I am working on Anxiety No. 3 I am lucky if I can get two lines in a night- and with my Circles No. 6 it took me all weekend to lay in 4 circles. Not that I am complaining... but it is really slow going at times. On the other hand it gives me time to think and collect my thoughts, and I wonder whether women doing Kantha cloth experience the same thing as they painstakingly stitch hundreds of tiny stitches per inch.