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Thread: Do you ever feel depressed???

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    Do you ever feel depressed when you haven't sewn in awhile?It seems I have been sooo busy I haven't had a chance to sew for my self. Sure wish things could slow down a bit so I could spend days in my quilitng studio. What do you do when you get this way. I even dream about it and feel I could cry some days.......

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    I know how you feel. Seems days always go fast,, but take a deep breathe,,and take a walk to refresh yourself,,, hope ur mood goes away,,,

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    Is there any way you can set aside 30 minutes a day to spend sewing? Sometimes we need to schedule down time too :wink:

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    Sounds like it is time to take care of You. Just go in there and close the door. Do Not take the phone and let everyone in the house know that they have to take care of themselves for a little while.

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    Maybe take a few minutes a day to go and sit in there and just relax, even if you don't get to sew .

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    I'm kindof there right now. I've been keeping my grandson for a year and a half, so I have an apartment in Austin where he is. It's small and there's really no place to set up to sew. My sewing room is in Lubbock with my house. I don't watch tv much, get a lot of reading done, but I miss my sewing...a LOT! It's not as bad when my dh and dog are here, but they spend a lot of time in Lubbock, holding down the fort.

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    I hear ya! So what I have to help on those days when machine sewing is not happening. I have some sort of hand sewing available, applique, embroidery, or quilt binding. I can do this while at appts., in the car (as a passenger only), grandkids games or just relaxing in front of the TV. Which reminds me . . . I'm almost finished with my hand embroidery and need to set up my next one, always think ahead so I have one in the wings ready to go.

    That usually helps my sewing depression for a while. But there is nothing that 'really' takes care of it until you sit down at the sewing machine.

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    My girlfriend and I have both lived in tvl trailers, she with 3 children & dh & me and dh. I have a featherweight sewing machine I keep under the table and cutting mat goes under box spring on bed platform. Tools go on upper shelf in closet. Nap time is good to take things out and evenings obviously. Remember, even huge projects are done one block at a time, one step at a time. I use plastic boxes (w/handles) thin ones for scrapbooking from Kroger and larger from Joann to keep projects together and organized and now j's has another larger project box w/the front clips and handle that go 40% off. These are stackable in bookshelves, etc. Under the couch is another good place for cutting mat. Good luck-keep sewing. We did - you can too. We also set up tables outside w/cords and lots of people interested, possible group near you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Do you ever feel depressed when you haven't sewn in awhile?It seems I have been sooo busy I haven't had a chance to sew for my self. Sure wish things could slow down a bit so I could spend days in my quilitng studio. What do you do when you get this way. I even dream about it and feel I could cry some days.......
    That's when I look over my quilting books and magazines. I even scan in the quilting directions with the picture onto a file in my computer and back it up.

    I'll also 'play' with my EQ6 a bit. Maybe even go through my stash to see what I could do.

    If I am still not ready to seriously quilt, I make a charity quilt. a friend and I got together and bagged material for several lap quilts for charity.

    I'll also look to see if a LQS has a class I want to take. Then, of course, there is always taking the time to browse this website.

    Even if I'm not physically sewing/quilting my mind is always active in the field. Then when I do sew/quilt things seem to go much faster, easier, and better.

    Hope this helps,
    ali

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    Sounds to me like it is time for you to go to your own home for awhile. Take the little guy with you for a week.

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