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Thread: I am in a baddddd slump!

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    Super Member Gramof6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    why do you feel it is necessary to always be quilting? I haven't touched my machine all summer, and it is a machine I bought last Sept, one that I could finally learn to embroidery with. And I haven't even tried to do that yet! Instead, I have enjoyed outside activities, a lot of reading on my Kindle, or the QB, and saving up interesting quilt patterns. Come the dreary days of winter, I'll get back to sewing. It is a hobby, not something I feel I have to be doing all the time.
    Carol I think you hit the nail on the head. I used to be on another forum for a brief time and they tried to convince me that I needed to be sewing every single day & not letting things just sit in the studio. I quit that forum because they were so hard core. Maybe a part of that has stayed inside my head. I mean the stuff is not going anywhere. So it is "okay" to not be in there using my sewing thigns everyday? I do have a project on order that I am so very excited about! When it arrives, I think that will be the jumpstart I need to get recced up again. Thank You all so very much for your replies. I feel more normal now. :thumbup: In the warm months I do love to work outside, go to the grands ballgames, read, run around with my DH during his slow time from work. I do not like cold wind which we do have here so colder months is my best time to stay in and sew or quilt. I love to handquilt but who can tolerate a quilt up in their lap handquilting when it is 110 degrees out? Not me! :D Thanks again. Yall are the best!

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    i think summers are hard as there are so many other things to do just make a small wallhanging even xmas ornaments and before long youll be back in groove

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    I go through times like that. Sometimes its because I am putting off doing somthing I think will be hard or when I am "mad" at my quilt - meaning it isn't going like I want. I just give it time and do other things. Sooner or later I get back to it.

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    Find something really easy, even just a pillow case or something like that. Or a 'Racing stripes' quilt top. Just something that you can accomplish without a lot of effort. That may get you started.

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    I just look at all the beautiful pics of quilts on the board and that gives me plenty of inspiration and motivation!!!

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    Gather a few handsful of your favorite fabrics, and do something simple
    like the Yellow Brick Road, Turning Twenty, a 9 Patch (alternating with a
    solid white square), work up some miscellaneous blocks for future
    projects, etc. In no time you will be back in the groove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramof6
    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    why do you feel it is necessary to always be quilting? I haven't touched my machine all summer, and it is a machine I bought last Sept, one that I could finally learn to embroidery with. And I haven't even tried to do that yet! Instead, I have enjoyed outside activities, a lot of reading on my Kindle, or the QB, and saving up interesting quilt patterns. Come the dreary days of winter, I'll get back to sewing. It is a hobby, not something I feel I have to be doing all the time.
    Carol I think you hit the nail on the head. I used to be on another forum for a brief time and they tried to convince me that I needed to be sewing every single day & not letting things just sit in the studio. I quit that forum because they were so hard core. Maybe a part of that has stayed inside my head. I mean the stuff is not going anywhere. So it is "okay" to not be in there using my sewing thigns everyday? I do have a project on order that I am so very excited about! When it arrives, I think that will be the jumpstart I need to get recced up again. Thank You all so very much for your replies. I feel more normal now. :thumbup: In the warm months I do love to work outside, go to the grands ballgames, read, run around with my DH during his slow time from work. I do not like cold wind which we do have here so colder months is my best time to stay in and sew or quilt. I love to handquilt but who can tolerate a quilt up in their lap handquilting when it is 110 degrees out? Not me! :D Thanks again. Yall are the best!
    Oh good, sounds like you feel better! Being in a sewing slump really isn't much different than say being in a cooking slump. It always passes though and sewing should be a fun thing and not a required activity so forget any "hardcore forum" thoughts and enjoy whatever. No wonder you left that place. :thumbdown:

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    Quilting is supposed to be enjoyable, fulfilling and fun. If it isn't, something is wrong. I don't beat myself up for not finishing projects. I don't pressure myself to sew every single day. But if I'm missing it, then I need to find out why. I struggle with depression and sometimes that's what is going on. Depression will keep you from doing things that you like and that are good for you. So we need to kind of push ourselves to do what will make us feel better. But if you aren't longing for it, then just enjoy what is interesting you right now. Don't any of you be hard on yourselves. The world does enough of that.

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