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Thread: This week's motivational pep talk!

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    OK Im in

    I have several things in the fire...LOL ...tonight I had quilt time and didnt quilt but I did bake 3 hams..one for us ...my son's family and my daughter's family and fixed dinner completed with chocolate cream pie covered in nuts and drizzled with white chocolate...Starting tomorrow evening I after coaching son thru a toilet repair its back to the sewing machine to finish prepes for a class I am goona teach and to finish several other quilts inthe works by the weekend
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Turn some tunes on, relax and sew. Just focus on one project.

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    Chopping down the UFOs is actually causing a little bit of peace in the sewing room. Finished a Christmas project this week. Was to start on another UFO today, but received an invitation to join my daughter to see an embroidery machine demo at the sewing center. How could I pass that one by? I know I'll be in "dangerous territory" by going there, but c'est la vie. Staying off the computer is a Catch 22 situation. It's where I get my inspiration and my motivation. I don't spend very much time on the phone, but I do like visiting on the chat with you, #1piecemaker. One thing I definitely need to stop doing NOW is printing pictures and patterns of quilts I'd like to make. I would have to live several lifetimes to get it all done. And seeing this long bucket list causes a lot of stress. So I will be content to press on and do the best I can.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Bright, Ontario, Canada

    First things first!

    Count me too!
    First I have to declutter my sewing room. It's the landing place for everything that goes upstairs
    But I am committed to finishing those pesky WIPs & planned projects THIS YEAR! No excuses ...
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    Senior Member Drue's Avatar
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    I'm in! I have spent the past 10 days working in my sewing room and getting things "re-organized" again. The clutter gets to me after a while and I just can't stand it any more. I decided that I would not sew another stitch until I could get this room straightened out. Well, I am almost there....Organized my "Quilts in the Raw" ( fabrics gathered for a particular quilt) into clear plastic boxes and on shelves....Fat Q's and stash (less than a 1/2 yard) in clear plastic boxes and color organized)... Patterns gathered and in one place and recorded (so I don't purchase it again!) and shelves organized and patterns printed off the computer and out of magazines catagorized and now in loose leaf notbooks and labeled. Quite an undertaking here!
    I am ready to start on a new project and now have one started for my grandson's birthday....got some of the pieces of the quilt cut out and layed out...didn't like some of the fabric, so have had to order another yard to go with what I have....now I've been delayed again... Not sure he'll have his quilt for his birthday or not now ( Feb. 7). Hope the fabric get's here quickly!.....sooooo, while I'm anxiously waiting for the order, I will continue to work on my applique' of "Affairs of the Heart"....( my only true UFO that has been started, other than this new project for the DGS)....
    I am soooo ready to get some of these "Quilts in the Raw" made.
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.


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    Dec 2010
    Count me in. My Bernina is in the shop so I can't work on quilting; but I have some piecing I can sew on my Featherweight and I have lots of hand sewing that I need to do. It would be good to get those thing out of the way so that when I get my Bernina back, I can focus on FMQ.

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    Onward towards the UFOs!! I'm in!!

    This is a new year and I need to get back into the swing of quilting. I now have too many ufos. I just put one on the frame and I have been "practicing" ruler work on it and today I have two BOMs to do. I also gave my son fabric and an IOU for a quilt for his couch. None of that even covers my avitar quilt, and three others just "a sittin".

    I can not wait to see what you all post and if I stay committed!!

    A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.


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    count me in! i made a promise to myself that in 2013 i would spend two hours a week on quilting/sewing/knitting, ect...i know, for many of you, you're like "two hours a week???"but busy with kids, hubby, working full time, and horse, dogs, ect....i run out of time. i'm pleased to announce so far i'm sticking to it

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    I'm off to a good start. Last night I finished sewing all the blocks needed to make a Drunkard Path. This one is going to be really wild. Its maroon and white. Hand stitched more smaller DP blocks for a brown and green one. Getting ready to piece a back and load the machine for one to quilt!! Now, if I can just keep it up!!! I'll be real embarrased if I don't have anything to show at the end of the week, won't I?
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    Thanks for the pep talk!! Just last night I picked up my hand quilting again (for more than 5 minutes..) it felt great!! I'd put it aside during the holidays... but, clearly, the holidays can no longer be used as an excuse!! ha ha... we all need a little pep talk occasionally!!!
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

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