April 08, 2010
We went to Florida for a long weekend. The weather was glorious and it was nice to spend time with family. I read two books and took naps. All good stuff.
When we arrived home, I began inspecting all that had happened while we were gone. The peas have sprouted and so has the chard. I'm still waiting on the potatoes. And construction wise, the floor is keyed in and some drywall was finished among other things. Progress all around.
I may have found my sewing mojo. I'm not sure if spring's arrival or the time away that did it and it doesn't matter as long as it stays around for a while. I spent some time working on a little project yesterday and am so charmed with the results. It's been a long while since I have felt that way. Too long. I felt energized and I felt creative. Do you know that feeling? That creative spark that just makes you want to keep going, keep doing, keep making? I'm rolling with it. It'll be exciting to see what develops.
And I am going to restock the shop next Thursday, April 15th. More details on that next week.
Thanks for stopping by. I don't say it often enough, but I really do appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments.
Back here soon.
beautiful erin!!! i'm looking for my mojo but need to dust off my machine first. :)
Posted by: jade | April 08, 2010 at 10:40 AM
Posted by: Missy | April 08, 2010 at 11:05 AM
Welcome back, we missed you and your constant inspiration!
Posted by: Jody | April 08, 2010 at 11:11 AM
welcome home! i'm loving the red and aqua fabric!
Posted by: tam | April 08, 2010 at 11:15 AM
Glad to see you. The blocks look lovely.
Posted by: lurban | April 08, 2010 at 11:20 AM
oh, I LOVE that block. That fabric is awesome!!
Posted by: Erin Eckernode | April 08, 2010 at 11:22 AM
love your blocks!! the colors are divine!! :)
Posted by: kerri | April 08, 2010 at 11:56 AM
i was wondering if your peas had sprouted yet - i think i planted mine just days after yours and i just noticed this week that they are poking their little heads through the dirt. now if only my chickens will leave them alone! love your squares. you have such great fabric! and i love that creative mojo. i tend to get it more often in the fall. come spring, i just want to be outside! as long as it doesn't get too hot, i suppose i can always knit or crochet outdoors (if i can keep my hands out of the dirt so as to not soil my project!).
Posted by: molly | April 08, 2010 at 12:12 PM
Erin, these are so pretty! The colors and fabrics are perfect together.
Posted by: Grace | April 08, 2010 at 12:24 PM
Please let there me some camera straps! My sister has one (a gift from me) and I missed the boat...
Posted by: Little Island In The Med | April 08, 2010 at 12:37 PM
I'm sure you know how I feel about that pinwheel square with the blue, red, pink and white. sigh....
Yay for creativity! I'm feeling it, but am still too caught up in baby snuggles to do much about it yet. Soon, I hope. Enjoy!
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | April 08, 2010 at 12:50 PM
It's hard to look at those beautiful fabrics and NOT feel inspired! Knitting has been my go-to hobby of choice lately, but I think my sewing machine is needing some attention. I'll be watching here to see what you've come up with!
Posted by: Meredith | April 08, 2010 at 01:31 PM
Welcome back, can't wait to check out your shop. I am new to your blog!
Posted by: Christy | April 08, 2010 at 01:41 PM
Glad you're back. Your site inspires me!
Posted by: amy | April 08, 2010 at 02:37 PM
yay for sewing mojo returning! yipee!
Posted by: amandajean | April 08, 2010 at 02:54 PM
I'm so glad you had a great trip. I could use two naps :)
Posted by: Mama Urchin | April 08, 2010 at 03:19 PM
Welcome home. Sounds like a wonderful trip. I could do with a couple of books and a few naps myself! Fantastic that you have found your sewing mojo. That blue and red combination is my favourite colour combo and I particularly love the tiny red and white drawing print and the apples. Can't wait to see it all finished!
Posted by: Sarah @ Cotton Kiwi | April 08, 2010 at 04:22 PM
The block is beautiful and so is the fabric :)
Posted by: Megs | April 08, 2010 at 04:53 PM
I've spent many nights up until 3 and 4am because creative spark struck... its just easier going with it than walking away and no longer having it when you come back!
Posted by: Candice | April 08, 2010 at 06:23 PM
I too have been hit by the creative spark!!! I have been creating at the expense of focusing on my final paper for my master's oral exam on Tuesday. Time to get back to work. I really hope the creative spirit does not fade while I finish with other things. Your blog always gives me great inspiration!!!
Posted by: Kat | April 08, 2010 at 06:47 PM
I've been so tired/busy, I'm wondering if my mojo still likes me.
Posted by: [email protected] fists | April 08, 2010 at 06:49 PM
Oh, I do know that feeling and I love every bit of it! Have a prolific weekend! :-)
Posted by: Lisa Clarke | April 08, 2010 at 08:28 PM
Have you read 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women? There is one in there about the eb and flow of creativity, and when it's gone, it isn't lost forever! Glad it's back! I want to sew, but I'm too in love with outside right now! :)
Posted by: Caroline | April 08, 2010 at 09:05 PM
Welcome back. I'm still looking for the creativity to come back and am so inspired by those who are in the grove, like you.
Posted by: tracy | April 08, 2010 at 09:48 PM
Just had to leave a comment, for once, and say thanks for your inspiration! :)
Posted by: claudia | April 08, 2010 at 10:56 PM
yay for trips to florida... sewing...peas... chard...construction... and WEEKENDS! xx
Posted by: leslie | April 09, 2010 at 07:50 AM
This is so lovely! I know what you mean about the creative spark, and I puzzle over it.
I am trying to get some big writing projects done, and all of the guides out there say to write every day, whether you feel the spark or not. I've seen some recommend writing for a set time and not wearing yourself out even if you feel the spark, since otherwise you might end up burnt out for days. I just don't know if that is true, probably because writing is so hard for me.
To make it worse, sometimes after my son goes to sleep I'll stay up late to finish a craft project, and then think, why I am not as driven on that chapter...
In any case, I find you inspiring! I am currently tempted by the picnic blanket idea. Perhaps I'll buy the supplies as a birthday gift for myself. I've started a couple quilts but not finished them. Perhaps this would do the trick.
Posted by: Trisha | April 09, 2010 at 08:53 AM
every year I get excited when things begin to sprout. Season after season the same thing and still we wait with anticipation and then one day there it is a little blade that tells us we will have food again this year. Creation came with that promise. Yes, I love it when that sewing inspiration hits. Take care.
Posted by: aseemlylife | April 09, 2010 at 09:12 AM
pretty work here!
we aren't in the garden just yet, but soon! happy weekend!
Posted by: sarah | April 09, 2010 at 12:02 PM
Your posts are always so uplifting.
And I want some of my sewing mojo back.
Posted by: [email protected] | April 09, 2010 at 03:32 PM
Welcome back! I am loving your color choices on whatever it is you're sewing.
Posted by: Monica | April 09, 2010 at 04:28 PM
Love those colors together... one of my favorite combinations <3
Posted by: Modern Crush | April 09, 2010 at 08:07 PM
Loving those blocks and looking forward to what they end up in.
Posted by: Mary Ann | April 10, 2010 at 03:51 PM
Such pretty prints in that block. So glad you all had a great trip!
Posted by: Vintage Chica | April 10, 2010 at 09:38 PM
I would really like to know where I could find that pink and red apple print.... is it new? Very nice!
Posted by: krissy | April 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM
Hi Erin. I know you are crazily busy at the moment but I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a sunshine award over on my blog (www.cottonkiwi.blogspot.com) for all the wonderful inspiration you have given me over the last couple of years. Thanks.
Posted by: Sarah @ Cotton Kiwi | April 11, 2010 at 02:20 AM
Sometimes all it takes is a well deserved break. Your block looks great!
Posted by: Lisa | April 11, 2010 at 02:33 AM
it's a sandi henderson print - not sure of the name. it's been out for awhile. i think it's part of her farmer's market line. sorry i can't be more helpful!
Posted by: Erin | house on hill road | April 11, 2010 at 08:18 AM
Love those colors! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Posted by: Sara | April 13, 2010 at 03:36 PM
Hi Erin! I have my sewing mojo right now too and have not been on the computer as much. What a surprise to find not one, but three posts on your blog. Yay!
Your blocks are adorable. That is a pretty color combo!
Posted by: Suzanne | April 14, 2010 at 08:17 AM