Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32

Thread: Trying not to sew

  1. #1
    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,460
    My daughter and 3 grandchildren are here this week and I am trying not to sew!! It's surprisingly hard. I washed and dried the fabric for the next quilt on Saturday, that wasn't sewing. I did make 4 pin cushions and did the handwork downstairs, that's not quilting.

    I was in the sewing room early on Sunday sewing the crazy quilt piece for a pincushion top. The 2 month old baby and the 20 month old were both asleep downstairs, the 9 year old was at her friends' aunt's b-day party, my daughter's bedroom door was closed and I assumed she was in there so... I went into the sewing room. Moments later my daughter comes in and tells me to "come out of the sewing world!" I said, "What else am I supposed to do? The babies are asleep, Brianna is gone, I thought you were in your bedroom..." She says she was putting her makeup on.

    *sigh* I feel like I have to sit on my hands and not do anything that takes me away from interacting with them. It's just for a week and I feel sooo guilty that I want to sew.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,788
    LOL!


    i can totally relate, DH said we should go to the lake house for a month.

    i said we have to drive so i can bring all my sewing supplies.

    how bad am i - a month on the lake and i want to spend it sewing.

  3. #3
    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,460
    That sounds like heaven... a month on the lake and spending it sewing. :D

  4. #4
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,484
    Blog Entries
    10
    Been there , done that ! Is there anything you can do with your hands and still be able to talk and visit with them. Like portable hand quilting ? Good Luck.. I hate not having my hands busy :? Good Luck
    Sharon

  5. #5
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pam I completely understand - I don't go ANYWHERE for longer than a few hours without some hand sewing!

    K x

  6. #6
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    I know how you feel. Adult kids are worse then having bored teenagers around all day. I'm crazy about my grankids and prefer them here without the parents most times. But I'm nice and just put my mind and tongue on hold until their visit is over. We do have some great times all together every now and then.

  7. #7
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pam, just had a brainwave - pretend you've got the runs and lock yourself in the loo and sew!

    K x

  8. #8
    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    6,937
    It is hard to hold little guys and sew, but it can get really boring! :?
    I vote with the loo idea! ROFL :lol: :lol:

  9. #9
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    14,901
    I like the loo idea, too.

    Ever notice how EVERYONE needs the bathroom when MOM is in it?????

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,396
    So your daughter's visit is the reason we haven't seen any new larger projects come out of your sewing room this week? That'll give the rest of us time to catch up. :D Of course, in my case that'll take years and one week is just not going to be enough time. But enjoy their visit. Kids grow up so fast.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.