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Well I seem to have lost my Quilting MoJo. No idea where it went. I have several quilts started. Just the piecing stage. HELP! It's been very cold here too. Had to get new hot water heater last week. Froze and busted along with the pipes under the house to my kitchen sink DH says no fix til warms up so I get to heat water on the stove for dishes. Ugh! Been crocheting. Have a new DGbaby Ava Cathrine born 11-18-2013. Only seen pics. She is 2000 miles away in Sac area of CA. Sighs. So. Ladies what am I to do? I have Ava's quilt started, ready to sew sashing and blocks. And my MoJo is GONE!

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Comment by Roxann on January 23, 2014 at 2:12pm

Ahhh the loss of the quilting mojo. I usually go buy a little day project.  Not a lot of money spent but something NEW! That usually does it! Good luck I hope you find your MoJo!

Comment by Barbara Graham on January 17, 2014 at 8:42pm

It happens. Don't give up. As others have mentioned, keep looking at magazines, and maybe when you have hot water again, your MoJo will return. It's hard for me to feel like quilting or writing when there is an underlying problem like that. While you're waiting for the Mojo, spread baby Ava's blocks out and put her picture on top. Every time you walk by the stack, just admire it. The Mojo will return, don't fight with it.

Comment by Debra Miller on January 16, 2014 at 8:00pm
Thanks ladies. Debbie, I actually DID lol! Well I believe in fun. That's what I tell the DGkids! Lol
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on January 16, 2014 at 4:58pm

I know just the thing..... It;s called The Great MoJo Dance...... tie a fat quarter around your head then wrap yourself in 2 yards of fabric and run thru the house chanting....  OH GREAT QUILTING MOTHER, I WANT MY MOJO BACK... OH GREAT QUILTING MOTHER I WANT MY MOJO BACK.  Do this for 5 mins, then sit down, have a cup of coffee, and get your breath back.  Then think of a story to tell your neighbors in case they saw you... NOw  sitting at the sewing machine after you've gone thru the great mojo dance will make you really appreciate how much fun quilting is and how stupid you looked doing the dance.  (no harm meant in this posting...author only meant to have fun because she lost her mojo last year)

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on January 16, 2014 at 2:57pm

Music works for me!  I sit at my machine playing an "Il Divo" or Andrea Bocelli album, and I'm in the mood again.  Sunshine helps (I'm in California), of course.  DS lives in Alaska, far NORTH Alaska, and it's completely dark there right now 24 hours a day.  A sunlamp and Vitamin D capsules are necessities!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 16, 2014 at 1:16pm

I have to tell you all a funny story about taking Vitamin D.  As a lot of you know, I lived in Las Vegas for 15 years and in TX for 17 yrs before that before we moved to MO 5 yrs ago.  We were sitting in the pharmacist's office at the VA and the pharmacist told my DH that he needed to start taking Vitamin D if he couldn't get out in the sun more than he was.  In unison we both said "We live in MIssouri.  The sun never shines here."  The look on that guy's face was hilarious especially considering we both said the same thing at the same time.  Then when we explained that we had moved here from NV he said he understood. 

Comment by Debra Miller on January 16, 2014 at 12:13pm
Wow. Thanks so much. Hadn't thought of the lack of sun. Guess I'd better drink lots of hot chocolate! Lol. Well it's either laugh or cry. May as well laugh. I did make a pair of crocheted booties for my niece. She is young married last summer and due end of April. May as well crochet some more for DGD
Comment by Shannon, ON on January 16, 2014 at 9:13am

i upped my vitamin d last winter and it has made a HUGE difference in how i feel....

Comment by Jan Blixt on January 16, 2014 at 7:37am

Do you have any friends that you can get together with to sew? I was having the same loss of mojo and going to a quilting retreat with fellow members of my long arm group last weekend was a wonderful way to break through the funk. I couldn't believe how much I got done in 3 days - amazing what good company, lots of laughs and good food (yes, chocolate was included) can do, especially this time of year. I'm having another storm day today - blizzard warning kept me home from work :). guess I'll have to sew!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on January 16, 2014 at 7:32am

So sorry the mojo is gone. I'm sure it is just on a short vacation and will soon return to you. In the meantime, grab some great chocolate to enjoy (yep, my answer for most of what ails you), a good book, and warm quilt and a hot beverage and relax.  

As for being far away from grandkids - not fun.  One of the gals here suggested to me, when Miss Bailey came into my life, to record stories and books and send them to her. That way she not only has wonderful books to look at and read (when she is old enough) but she can have Nana read her a story anytime.  It has been wonderful as when we do get to see her she warms right up to me as she knows my voice.  

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