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Thread: Why I Quilt.....

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    I grew up in a home where my Mom sewed for us 5 girls. She taught us early, I did the 4-H thing, Home Ec, the usual. Over the years, I sewed for my own children and for pleasure. It was hit or miss, when the mood struck me. But last December 8th, my hubby was in the local hospital when his heart stopped. After 45 minutes, he again had a pulse, was transported to a larger hospital, and 13 days later he had a defibulator and pacemaker implanted. The DAY we came home, I started cutting quilt blocks and sewing. I haven't stopped since. Piecing quilts has been my salvation, my nerve pill, it has saved my sanity. It destresses me, keeps me from worrying. Now the garden is needing work and I am having to divide my time. It's hard to lay the scissors down and walk away.

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    Good for you to have outlets! Quilting does the same thing for me!

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    I'm a novice, but I find it comforting too! There's just something about creating something beautiful from nothing that is satisfying and soothing. Now if I could just figure out how to use this machine on the frame.......

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    how is your hubby doing and glad you are back to quilting, have fun

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    I find it relaxes me to, andits so nice when you finish one, and think, WOW, I finished a whole quilt!
    Hope your husband is doing better!

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    You have just put my life into words. DH has had all sorts of serious health problems during the last 30 yrs. But 5 years ago it became more serious... doctors, hospitals, meds. I went out and bought a new Elna (my old Singer wasn't working right) and decided now is the time to start quilting. It de-stressed me, especially the handquilting, quiet time and prayer.

    I kept my sanity and DH is soooo much better. And now I have a very creative hobby, ummm, addiction. :-D

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    I agree . . . but I'd like to know HOW to SHUT OFF or TURN DOWN all the thinking I do while ironing or sewing 'on automatic'. You know where thinking isn't needed.

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    its a great stress reliever, saved me to keep my sanity many times

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    I know what you mean about how to shut off the thinking.... I listen to inspirational cd's which are also in my ipod. Also audio books of favorite authors (Diana Gabaldon and Lauraine Snelling).

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    The obstacles and problems that we encounter with quilting are usually fixable and within our control. Whereas life's issues are not always within our control. It just feels good to be in control sometimes...ya know?

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