Lately I just haven't been able to get into a sewing mood. Maybe it's because I do most of my sewing after my kids are asleep, and lately I've been feeling so sick and tired that I just fall asleep as soon as the kids do. I don't know. But I've lost my sewing mojo lately.
At least the Christmas preparations have been going in my favor. My mom found a Christmas gift that she absolutely loved, so she already bought it and informed my brother, sister, and I that we could pay my dad and that would be our Christmas gift to her. She also found a gift for my dad that my siblings and I could chip in on, so those are two gifts down.
Unfortunately I've had two setbacks. My nephew's crib quilt tore apart in the wash (I'm still puzzling out how that happened - it's not like I washed it with razors) and will be in need of repair. I'm going to ask the good people of Threadbias about the best way to approach that one. Also, today I went to find more gray fabric, which was the background fabric for my mom's quilt top (I'm still going to give it to her, maybe for Mother's Day) and found that the fabric I used is gone! It's so hard to find gray solid fabric. I'm going to bring back a piece of what I bought and see if I can buy a couple more yards...maybe the fabric was just on order or behind the cutting counter while I was there. But I'm reluctant to make more HSTs unless I know I have enough gray to complete the whole thing. Ugh.
In the meantime I'm going to start something new. I bought some fat quarters and I'm going to make a hexagon quilt. I found a website where you can print out hexagons of any size, and another site that teaches you how to draw your own perfect hexagons with a compass. I just did the print site. Hopefully I can make a rainbow of hexagons and that will get me back in the mood to sew. Part of me feels like I should work on my son's teacher's mug rug, but really, that will take no time at all. Why force it?