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Thread: Down in the Dumps Need a Lift

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    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
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    I think working on a baby or child's quilt helps

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    We all hit slumps . I was in one last winter and I finally realized what it was . I LOVE to sew , quilt and create outside. Really I do.. I take my machine out on the front porch have two card tables set up and work like a crazy fool :roll: Sometimes you just have to take a break and realize it is "OK" to give yourself a break and know that the mojo will come back . And think about what , when or how you create the best and what has changed ? I already know this winter I will slump again, but I am trying to sign up for smaller swaps and keep myself busy . Use the board to think about future projects that you want to make when the urge hits :lol:

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    a big cry....
    sometimes helps.....
    you know your eyes get alittle red....
    a big cry helps.



    Darlene




    (just don't cry too long)

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    I LOVE that quilt and I also agree. I was in the same position where I you were .. I didnt want to do anything even play with my kids!!!! I didnt even go on the computer I just wanted to sleep all day. My Ex husband said going to the dr for depression was being weak. I went to the dr and also found my brain did not produce enough seratonin and went on meds and I enjoy life again. Some people just need a good cry and a box of chocolates or ice cream but if nothing helps please consider the dr. It cant hurt and there is nothing wrong with needing help!! Lots of love and hugs coming your way!!!

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    Thanks Guys, all of your comments are great and do seem to help some what. I am very familiar with depression as my husband suffers from it and is on meds for it but mine is a short term thing and it will get better but i am worried about how I feel about quilting. I had just spent several months making my GD a quilt, doll quilt, two pillows and two prarie dolls and as she is only 4 loved them but my DIL did not seem to notice or care about them and how much time I put into them. Before I left to come to florida they were wadded up and thrown about the childs room and it ddnt seem to faze them at all. I put my love blood sweat and tears into it and no one except my dear hubby cared. As I am living in such a small trailer I dont have room to keep things so need to give them away when finshed, is everything I do not going to be appreciated? It makes me not want to do it anymore.

    Thanks again for all your comments.

    Peace and Love

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    don't worry over how you feel about quilting. that isn't the issue.

    the issue is how you feel about the way your gifts have been treated.

    the solution is to never give again to those you know are ungrateful.

    there are bazillions of charity organizations who will help you put your quilts into the hands of many who will be deeply touched and forever appreciate your gifts.

    tell your DIL what you feel and why you feel that way. then give all your future work to the friends, family and charities you know will treat you and your quilts with the proper respect.


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    Patrice is right. There are so many charities out there that could get your gifts into the hands of people who would really appreciate them and treat your gifts with the respect and love that you have put into them. Don't let what has happened deterr you. You will get back to it....if you love quilting it won't go away, it will be there waiting for you.

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    Quilts,dolls, stuffed animals, etc donated to a Crisis Center are always appreciated by the ones receiving them. I know growing up we didn't appreciate our quilts from our grandmother until we started making things ourselves, now we are repairing those same quilts so we can have the memories preserved.
    If your granddaughter liked them she will hopefully start to use them and be happy with anything you give her. Does wadded up mean that your granddaughter was wrapping the babies up to keep them warm.
    Hopefully the Florida sunshine gives you the boost you need to get out of the slump. I have been at the same place you have and a change is sometimes what is needed.
    Good luck and I hope you are feeling energized soon. Have you made anything for you and your husband?

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    Hi Denise thanks for the encouragement. Florida right now is brutal. It isnt fit for man or beast. It feels like 100 when you go out so I havent. Maybe part of the problem. What I havent said is that I am disabled and dont walk to well so dont exercise or walk much. I am lucky to go and get my groceries and do my laundry. Money is tight so cant do to much, hubby is also disabled and gets depressed real easy so that doesnt help bring me up any. Long story and wont bore everyone. As far as my lovely grandaughter, she loved the items when I gave them to her and played with them but soon lost interest as many 4 year olds will but mom just didnt care that they were thrown haphazardly in the closet and forgot about. I cherish my quilts my mother made me and saw how much work she put into them. She made some beautiful quilts all hand embroidered and hand quilted. She has some nice ribbons of every color from the quilt shows and I have them also. I have one quilt that she made me one of last ones before she died with my favorite color and it is king size and I have never used because my bed is only a queen and it is too big. She made my son and his my DIL a beautiful one for their wedding it was queen size and I have never seen it since. Never saw it on the bed. Anyway will try some of you alls suggestions and hope things get better.

    Peace and Love

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    I know everything is easier said then done. When I would visit our daughter (she lived in Miami) I would take pictures of some of the bathroom tile floors. I don't think I will ever get a chance to quilt them but some are awesome. I do a lot of sketches of quilts and ideas. I know some people the same as you DIL and Son, they have their own ideas and if what you make doesn't fit it doesn't go in their house. Have you made anything that is their style, it may be out of your comfort zone but more to their liking. I know some people like ultra modern, I know from working with my DD and DIL that we have very different taste even though we like what each other does.

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