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Thread: Do You Quilt at Holiday Get Togethers?

  1. #26
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    With my family in MI, we would have some handwork to do if we are all sitting around 7 no one had a problem with it.
    When I moved here 18 yrs ago I thought I'd just sit & visit & possibly 'learn' something about this family I married into.
    Didn't learn much that I wouldn't have heard while I did hand work so I started taking binding to work on. I can talk & do basic hand work as the same time. I can even answer a question and keep up with the talk around me. I also found out that the in-laws aren't that important to my mother-in-law whether we cook the dinner or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    I hesitate to take out my materials and start working and it's because I'm the only one in the family who does any type of handwork and I'm afraid it will be seen as being rude.
    And eyes glued to the television isn't rude? At least no one will tell you to shhh!
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    For me and my family circle, I would not think it rude to knit, bind or quilt, crochet or embroider after the formal part of the gathering is over, that is, eating together at the table. I do think it would be rude to sew at the table while others are eating, not to mention the risk of getting gravy on my quilt! (lol!) For me, doing handwork is easy to pause to look at the talker or to make a comment myself, still being present to the small group chatting while others watch the games. I love being with my kids and grands, whatever we do.

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