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Thread: Housekeeping vs. quilting!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Housekeeping vs. quilting!

    You know, so many of us struggle to balance keeping a decent house with time to enjoy our passion of quilting, me included.

    But today I had a revelation...........!!!
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    Amen!! That is the main reason to watch that show!!

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    Thanks Jan!
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    No matter how messy my house can get when I am on a quilting "bender" ... I feel so normal and neat after seeing that show.

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    good one!!
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    Thanks Jan, I feel so much better now.
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    THAT made me laugh!

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    Works for me - and more time for sewing...

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    I'm definitely not a neatnik, but I'm usually more concerned about organization in my workspaces (desk, kitchen, studio) than in the rest of my abode. So guess that defines my priorities, doesn't it...
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    Funny,

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    I was washing windows (in and out!) this weekend and my husband walked up to me and asked me when the company was coming. I sprayed him with Windex.
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    I'm laughing, as I'm trying to figure out how to clean up before I leave for 1 1/2 week conference on the west coast.. I can't leave the place the way it is.. and I'm going to be very tied up at work, and usually bring home some work on the weekend, but might have to go in.. Yup.. I'm in a panic..

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    I always say my dust bunnies have pets! No choice when it comes down to cleaning or quilting!
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    Even my craft/sewing room looks OK after I watch the show...so I love it!!!!!
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    Think I'll watch an episode of it today before the cleaning bug hits again. LOL!

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    Watching that show sure gets me in gear!
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    My dust bunnies have names and personalities! I hate doing dishes and would rather clean the bathroom than do dishes (sick, aren't I?). Ah well...doing more cleaning means less quilt time. Tough dilemma...oh what to do??? Make me happy or make family happy.
    Anita

    The only place that housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary.

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    Jan, you are wise way beyond your years.
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    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    I'm with you on this!!!!! LOL
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    Iffin Im busy quiltin , I clean just one room , makes me feel like a martyr lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    You know, so many of us struggle to balance keeping a decent house with time to enjoy our passion of quilting, me included.

    But today I had a revelation...........!!!
    Hi Jan in Virginia, as the old saying goes, "quilt forever, clean whenever" is my motto. I clean when I can't stand to look at the dust any longer or if I am having company. Mary in Virginia
    MaryB

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    I'd rather quilt than clean so my solution was to hire a maid that would clean everything weekly
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    lol... though my husband wouldn't appreciate it.
    Quilting is my source of sanity!!!

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    I love this! The house just gets dirty again--I'd rather be at my machine!!!

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