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Thread: Sporadic quilter!

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    Sporadic quilter!

    I have quilted for 30-35 years. On & off. I go in streaks & I am now in one of those on periods. The problem is, I want to make everything I see! I buy fabric that I will probably never get around to using. I must have at least 20 unfinished projects & I want to start another! I have been working on some of those this time but have also started a couple new ones. I am a very undisciplined person & know I must work on that but at 65, is it even feasible to make such a huge change in character? Would my family & friends still love me? Oh well, I think I'll go do some quilting & worry about it later.

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    Power Poster
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    sounds so familiar!!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Hello, my name is Jan and I'm a sporadic quilter.
    Join the club! And, yeah, at our age, it's way too much bother, and trouble, to try to change.
    Accept who you are, that's another club,.

    Jan in VA
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    peacefully colors my world.

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    Woodmere, NY
    I would love to start another project, but I am too disciplined therefore frustrated. Today, instead of working on what I have to work on, I am organizing scraps. It has become a monumental task. I am looking forward to it being done, but think I will take a nap first...

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    Super Member Quiltngolfer's Avatar
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    Did I write this thread under a different name? You have described me perfectly, even down to the 65. I spend a lot of time looking for new ideas rather than doing the things I have already bought. I get so mad at myself, but I can't stop. I have started finishing some projects though. I am making myself finish UFOs before starting anything else. I have a list and I'm sticking to it! Right.

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    Super Member TerryQuilter's Avatar
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    Vista, CA
    I'm a "Mood Quilter"--when I'm in the mood to quilt, I could quilt all day for several days at a time. When I'm not in the mood, it could be a couple of weeks before I do anything quilty. I'm in one of my non-quilty moods right now and wish I could get out of it, I have at least two quilts to finish by April.
    The Trike Riding Quilting Diva

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    I too am a mood quilter! I love being a mood quilter, sometimes I am in the mood sometimes not! Today, I started using scraps for a baby quilt, instead I finished 4 bibs! Gee, it is just the way it is in the quilting world!

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    If left to my own devices I would never complete anything, as the impluse to start the next quilt "vision" is so powerful. Sometimes I think its ADD coming to the surface, other times I think I am just without any self discipline. I have improved and will not allow my self to start with out finishing. Think of it as a "diet of the mind" its all about willpower. Sometimes I just have to "trick" myself and promise myself if I sew one more day on a current project then , I can start another, then do the same the next day till its done.

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    Mableton, GA
    Me too. I haven't quilted in a while. I look at it every day but just can't get motivated. Hubby has been having health issues so I use that as my current excuse. I also think I have self-diagnosed adult ADD. I don't have too many UFOs except in my head. But, oh well...

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