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Thread: guilty quilting - gwuilting

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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    Every time I quilt I feel like I'm "supposed" to be doing something else. Like cleaning or working. I have the most ideal job one could ask for and yet, I'd rather be playing with fabric.

    I need to find some balance, but that's so much easier said than done.

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    We all have been there or are there now. Good Luck and never feel guilty about doing something you love. Remember to take time for yourself so you can better serve others.

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    Just don't feel guilty while you are quilting for it is something to be proud about....could be doing something unworthwhile and then you could feel guilty. I know we get behind sometimes on other things but what the heck, we only live once and quilting is definitely a plus in our lives. Happy quilting. :)

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    You know, I have worked hard for many years to try and overcome this guilt every time I am doing something I enjoy, sewing, scrapbooking, even reading. My husband has no problem sitting for hours watching sports on TV or leaving to play golf for a good five hours. He never criticizes me for doing my hobbies yet I still carry the guilt bug on my shoulder. Is it a female thing????

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    I am a happier more productive person if I give myself some time for what I love. So.......I don't feel guilty.

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    Don't feel guilty over doing something that IS productive, makes you feel happy, and is a healthy outlet :D:D:D

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    I feel guilty about not quilting when I am stuck doing laundry and vacuuming. :lol:

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    If you were out in bars and on the streets - now that you should quilty about. Quilting- never :)

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    I tell myself, "When I get this done (whatever this is) then I am going to quilt for awhile." DH encourages me to quilt, still the guilt is there.

    I wonder if it is a women thing too, maybe the old saying a womens work is never done is true.
    JulieM

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    It is a generation of women thing. Those of us over 50 (and a few younger) were raised that it is our job to keep the house clean, cook nourishing meals (3), take care of every one else in the household, and always wear a smile and look good for DH. We weren't supposed to have time for ourselves. Get over it - this is the 21st century! We now know that we are no good for anything if we aren't good to ourselves.

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