Just checking in... I know I've been quiet on this thread. I'm kind of torn between some ideas and thoughts for my amazing partner, Pinkleo. I have several ideas, each of which I've sketched and thought out. And each has merit. And I know she'd be happy to receive any of them... but I'm not happy with the ideas. Or rather, I haven't had one that made me go, "YEAH! That's EXACTLY what I want to make for her!" I feel like I have "Crafter's Block".
Not just on this, but on a few projects I had previously been excited about. It might have something to do with being forced into 2 side projects for colleagues of mine. One guilted me into hemming her wedding dress for her, and the other guilted me into taking apart his son's baby quilt, and rebuilding it. (The original maker did a lovely job piecing it, but then used a wool blanket as batting, and it shrunk to less than half it's original size. It looks like a quilt scrunchie.) Both of which require me to use my shop at work after hours, which is largely empty and rather creepy at the moment, due to it being summer and to the fact that we know someone has been living in the building, and scaring the crap out of the janitors.
Call me crazy, but I don't want to be in there alone, even with the door locked, since whoever has been in the building, seems to have gotten themselves a key somehow. So I end up coming home, and not going over to work on the projects. They're just looming over me, so tedious and uninteresting. But they *HAVE* to get done this week since the wedding is the 14th, and the other people move away in a week or two.
::Sigh:: Maybe I'll wake up all super enthusiastic tomorrow, make myself a GIANT iced coffee, and head up to work, lock myself in the shop, and blast some music nice and loud to keep the creepies away, and just get them both DONE. Then I could use Sunday to get my head on straight about Pinkleo's quilt.