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Do You Quilt at Holiday Get Togethers?

Old 11-09-2015, 06:48 PM
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Turkey day is at my house; 14 of my in laws at the table and then grazing and watching football for 3-4 hours.

Does this take place at your house and do you do hand quilting while you have company?
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:55 PM
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I would have no problem working on a project while others are watching tv.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:05 PM
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I don't remember ever sewing on a holiday gathering, but I don't see anything wrong with it either. The main reason I haven't is because I am usually too tired. But I have sat and crocheted in the evening to relax. When I go to family homes for dinner, I usually take something to work on because I can get nervous if there is something for me to do, so i have it in case I need it. The biggest problem is having the right amount of light for sewing when I am not at home. (I do have a light to wear around my neck if absolutely necessary, and it travels with me, but some people take exception to it.)
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:20 PM
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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.
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I'd be sewing.

it's just me and my dh and ds. I sew in between things. they watch tv
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I've taken mine before. The guys usually watch TV while the girls just sit and chit-chat. Since i can do hand work and talk at the same time, I do not see it as rude.
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I normally don't but only because I get so distracted by the conversation(s) and like participating in those. I see no problem with it if you are a better multi-tasker than am I!
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I won't be doing any handiwork on Turkey day. I get so annoyed at folks who spend their time on their phone while in the company of others and I might make my guests feel they are not important if I work on a project. After all, I am the hostess.
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I'll have 21 people, we'll be laughing, talking, eating throughout so I couldn't concentrate on a project.
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14 in-laws grazing and watching TV? I'd go on a retreat and let them enjoy themselves! Seriously, though, sewing/quilting will be seen as removing yourself from the group festivities. Even if it's handwork. Personally, I'd think it rude. Not knowing your situtation...like, how often do you see these folks, did you offer to have the doings at your home, or was it foisted on you...well, it's hard to say what to do. Think of it this way: is the time spent sewing worth the feelings that will be directed at you from your actions or do you care? Personally, I'd be part of the group, knowing it only happens a few times a year.
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