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Thread: haven't been feeling like crafting...

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    Junior Member Awesumpunk's Avatar
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    Exclamation haven't been feeling like crafting...

    It's a weird feeling... maybe I'm doing too many crafts... Lately I haven't been feeling like quilting, knitting or crocheting... I'm forcing myself to do so, but kinda get bored with it... HELP!!!!

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    You need a break. Try reorganizing your area. Cut out pieces for another quilt. Flip through your patterns and see if something peaks your interest. We all need to step back sometimes and do something else.
    Heather

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    Same here think it is the winter blues. If I get through Feb. then I am ok. I should be quilting a quilt now and it is still waiting. We will soon be ready for the new spring start.
    Earleen The best helping hand is at the end of your arm.

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    I think reorganizing quilt fabric is an EXCELLENT idea. I am doing this right now, huge job, but it will be so fun to select fabrics once it is all done.
    Long arm quilting in Carmel, Indiana http://quiltcycle.blogspot.com/

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    I had to find something new to do. Now I have an interest again in machine embroidery so I'll probably get back to it. Knitting scarves in the evening just so my hands are busy and I'm not eating! You'll find something that sparks your interest soon.
    Debra

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    I understand! I felt the same way. Did get my tumbler baby quilt done.Check "pictures" to see it and get inspired hopefully. Maybe work on some little projects to get you excited again.

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    I've been a slump since about Oct. Just can't get motivated to do anything. I've forced myself to start cutting FQ's and strips from my scrap bin, but I don't even last at that too long. Hope I get over this pretty soon.
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"
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    I try to take a class when I need to get my creativity going again.

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    Well, what I have noticed from those of you who have commented that you feel in a slump is that you are from states that tend to be dark and dreary in the winter. I used to feel this way when we lived in Oregon. By the middle of Feb I would have to force myself to get out of bed in the morning when all I wanted to do was stay under the covers in the fetal position. That was the extreme. It crept up in little increments. I had 4 small children to take care of and it was a big problem. Then DH got a job transfer to AZ. It never happened again. Sounds like you all would benefit by getting some light on your retinas! Read up on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is light therapy that you can do at home that will alleviate the blahs and get those creative juices flowing again. If you find it gets worse as each dark day passes it is a good bet that this could be the issue. With some bright warm light and some exercise it should ease. Best of luck. It took me 20 years before I figured this one out. Ann

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    I have felt the same way since Christmas. I posted on the forum under"I'm in a funk." I got some good suggestions. I have slowly started to get back in the mood. What people told me is "This is supposed to be a hobby." So stop & smell the flowers. Good luck to all of us. It is nice to know that we're not in this by ourselves.
    Alma
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