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Thread: Having been in here in over a month

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    I've been going throu a period of depression I guess for lack of better word..and I haven't wanted to do anything...I haven't even been in there in over a month...I haven't touched a piece of fabric in just as long...even though I have some projects i'm supose to be working on...I just don't feel like it.I don't have any new fabrics, and i'm sick of the ones i have..and not to mention i'm running low, and can't get any more right now ( tough financial month )..I guess maybe I need some motivation and some good creative mojo juices flowing....help me...please!

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    Hang in there Jamie. We all go through tough times. You did the right thing turning to these people on this board. They are a loving and knowledgeable group. Sometimes forcing yourself to do something you just don't feel like doing is the best solution to pull yourself out of the funk. That is easier said then done. But do be creative in what you work on since sometimes these things will not turn out the way you would have liked. That is why when I feel like that I will pick up scraps and make something small just to feel productive and being creative is always a lift for me. Also I always find something on TV that will make me laugh. It truly is the best medicine.

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    We all go thru that at one time or another.
    I've gone thru spells where I wouldn't even walk in the room.
    Right now, I'm taking a break because I have this little headache that is tormenting me. Hoping it will be gone by tomorrow, 4 days is more than enough. I'm thinking it's just the heat and humidity that's getting to me. Our power has been flicking on and off and when it does, the house heats up REALLY fast, so when that happens, there's no way to cool the house down and headaches show up.

    Just hang in there....start going thru the pics here or just Google search and maybe something will "bite" you. :)

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    Is there other stuff going on in your life that is pulling you down?
    Are you physically well?
    Hope your world looks better to you soon.
    Hugs. (If you want them- some people don't)


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    Bear....EVERYONE can use hugs! :)

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    when i get in a funk i like to do a fun quick project that i can finish in a couple hours.

    my new favorite is the origami purse.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/16387.page


    i changed the design slightly by adding in batting and quilting but the purse has the same shape. if you use batting you don't have to sew along the bottom corners to make the bag hold its shape - the batting alone helps hold the form.

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    I love hugs....a lot of physical..and emotional..and other things going on for the past couple of months...I'm not a depressive person usualy...but i've just been really down lately. I don't watch tv...and i have 4 small children, so going away is pretty much out of the question...quilting has been my release and my Me time..and now I don't even wanna do it! I either need a good swift kick to get out of this funk..or maybe some new fabric or anything quilting...I feel like pieces of me are missing right now :(

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    Maybe a vacation to an island in the Pacific? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Maybe a vacation to an island in the Pacific? lol
    hey, that sounds like a winner! you guys could go down to beach and Terri, you could get cooled off, and rid of that headache...me too, with heat, sometimes...and I'll babysit the four kiddies...no sugar, I promise, but lots and lots of games, and fun...go, you two, and have a ball! I won't even run the toilet over, while your gone, and will make sure, critters don't get in to steal stash, but I might hokey pokey with kids, right on in there, to have a look-see. Don't mind that it ain't all straight for company...other ppl's stuff, don't bother me, one bit...just my own :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie
    I love hugs....a lot of physical..and emotional..and other things going on for the past couple of months...I'm not a depressive person usualy...but i've just been really down lately. I don't watch tv...and i have 4 small children, so going away is pretty much out of the question...quilting has been my release and my Me time..and now I don't even wanna do it! I either need a good swift kick to get out of this funk..or maybe some new fabric or anything quilting...I feel like pieces of me are missing right now :(
    well, bug, hug, thin....ooops, big hug then... :wink:
    yes, we all really do, get in this rut, sometimes...that's what it sounds like. You need a change of pace or scenery...some fresh air, etc.
    Physical probs, cause emotional, and think you said cash flow is low...that'll do it fer sure!
    Your feeling constricted...like I never go anywhere, by choice, but let car be unavailable to me...road-runner itch, hits!
    i would 1 - not feel guilty about not quilting...just adds to
    just be on hiatus from it, for a bit.
    don't really know, what would put some sparkle back in your interests...so, go with what feels good, and let whatever you can, go...housework, etc.
    I promise THAT won't go anywhere, lol!
    Make a in house tent with kids, on living room floor and camp. Costs nothing, and they love it. They know when mommy doesn't feel right. Hope you feel more like yourself, very soon, Jamie. hugs agin :wink:

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