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Thread: Does Quilting Keep You Up At Night?

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    Does Quilting Keep You Up At Night?

    I've found that I can't use my quilting mags or books for bedtime reading. My mind just starts whirling with plans & ideas and I can't go to sleep. Same thing when I'm planning a new project. It just gets me wired & sleep won't come. Tell me y'all have the same problem?
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    I love to stay up to work on projects in the peaceful time after everyone has gone to bed, but I, too, find that my mind gets creative and I have difficulty sleeping. Handwork does not have the same effect on me. I bet we are not alone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I love to stay up to work on projects in the peaceful time after everyone has gone to bed, but I, too, find that my mind gets creative and I have difficulty sleeping. Handwork does not have the same effect on me. I bet we are not alone....
    Oh, I agree. Knitting used to be good for getting me to sleep.
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    when the ideas are flying, i may still somehow get to sleep. but i find that i wake up way to early with the thoughts of the projects ahead
    Nancy in western NY

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    I am the same. Do you see quilts in things like windows, walls, tile, floors, buildings, sunsets, flowers, you get the idea. Someties I even dream quilts.
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    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

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    I tend to wake up early with the ideas I've somehow acquired during the night.

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    You are not alone. I thing most of us are that way.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Oh you are not alone, not only can I not look at magazines... I can't play in my stash before bed. If I try picking out colors/fabrics it just gets me wired .. and I will have dreams about color combinations. So usually I try to do pressing or sewing room clean up as a bit of a wind down.

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    I have a stack of quilt mags on my night stand; enough said.
    Joyce

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    If I woke up in the middle of the night I used to try to put myself back to sleep by planning quilts. Never helped - I would just want to get up and work on it!

    Now I just plan grocery lists and dinner menus...put me right to sleep.

    Alison

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