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Thread: This week's motivational pep talk!

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    My problem is I sew continuously. I have to force myself to clean the house, wash the floors, cook meals, do housework in general. It's just my husband and I now so things don't really get dirty, but they sure get dusty. I can sew all day and listen to audio books. I have lots of book work to do as well for our farm, and two other businesses and I hate not sewing. At least I am never bored. If YOUR bored stay away from me. LOL
    Oh heavens !! No, I'm not bored!!! I just have so much to do and so little time to do it!! But, I am disorganized , I guess. I put things off and leave them for later. I get into a slump every now and then. But, I'm never bored!!! I think its housework!!! I hate housework!!!
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    okay i first want to thank you for trying to get me motivated by having me sit and read SEVEN pages of posts. now that the cracker tube is empty and the tea is cold, my iron has automatically shut off and im getting a butt-cramp i think i can swirl this here lazy chair around back to the machine again. that whole post about seven years the dust not getting any thicker? THAT made my day! count me in, ill post a pic on here every saturday to show you all what i have gotten done. got to keep me on my toes! thank you much for the most enjoyable read
    A rolling stone gathers no moss

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    Ok everyone, how are things going? I finished one of my son's shirts and I've been working on scrappy blocks. I've got quite a few scraps that I want to start making the blocks so I don't get overwhelmed and try to do them all at once. I seen (I think it was here on QB not really sure) where someone shared a link on 'making' material from scraps. Scraps were sewn together then cut into manageable squares. So I've made some scrappy sq's where they are somewhat color cordinated, and I'm also working on the 'making' of a square - that one is kinda fun to do! So, I'd like to hear what you all have accomplished so far!
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    Well....got some books/mags out of the house and passed on to Mum's craft group. Spectacle case still not done...but sorting/de-cluttering of my workspace just about complete....have to lay out my DIL quilt top, so I can get some sort of inspiration to commence the back. Really need to get some cutting of blocks underway in an effort to reduce the number of bags stacked everywhere. Trying to do a little each day - no matter what. GFG is an ongoing thing, managing to do quite a bit of handpiecing every night. Trying to keep my garden alive in this heatwave....so far nothing has turned up its toes, so worth persevering with the handwatering. Stay on track fellow quilters....even 15 minutes a day will be worth it.

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    I'm IN...just finished up one t-shirt quilt....first one...so ok..now on to the second one...well that one is not getting done that quick..had to clean up and get rid of some clutter myself...dust and vacumn the sewing room...Where or where does all that fuzz come from....??not by cutting fabric ...NO...just little dust bunnies aworking at all times..got the t-shirts cut and fusible ironed on....now...Oh NO..friend called to come help her longarm quilts for customers...2 days now gone....ok back to the t-shirts...No...gotta check the computer see what's going on on the QB....now its midnight..guess I better get in the bed..Church tomorrow...maybe just maybe I can sew tomorrow evening...ssshhhh...I said maybe...sure would like to go to Hancocks..see what they had on sale...or maybe I might get the t-shirt blocks started...but that's.after I check the QB..........Happy Quilting everyone...
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    So how is everyone doing? I have gotten all my blocks quilted and the first border. Just have the second border to do and I can bind. I'm 3 weeks behind what I had planned....but it has been hectic and I did have to spend a full weekend digging out from the Blizzard of 2013 aka Nemo. Trying to get back on track. Would love to hear how everyone else is doing.

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    Hi All, my scrappy quilt has quite a few sq's now....but so many more to go....I've been making 1/2 sq. tri. and playing w/those. Need to make some 1/4 sq's....been somewhat busy trying not to let the dust bunnies take over and also helping DH make an 'ant' pantry.... that what I call it....remember the 'grasshopper and the ant'? My shelves are kinda bare but we'll be doing more canning this year....can't wait! Well, GD is here now....gotta go feed her.

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    I'm almost ready to put my drunkard path quilts together. I have quilted 2 more quilts on the machine. I am almost finished with my entry in the Miller Bowie Quilt Show that is coming up in April. I would show you what I'm doing but I want it to be a surprise!! I might break down and show it later. Gotta make a few minor adjustments and then get it reay for quilting! All in all, I am proud of what I've accomplished since I started this thread.
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    I managed to piece the last hexagon block for my GFG WIP....now have to lay them out and number them and do the three hex joining pieces...Still practicing FMQ on the chair throw...have completed 2.5 rectangles....it's not great, but I can see improvements in subsequent rectangles....Had a power outage and a run of extremely hot days...so energy levels have been flagging, but I'm not giving up. Too much to do...it's good reporting in on this thread, keeps me going. De-cluttering bug is still biting so that's a bonus too.

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    Sorry cant join as I must finish the baby quilt as baby was born yesterday a girl called Lili- Mae.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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