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    Wink What keeps you from sewing?

    After my neighbor vacuumed leaves in the common area, he let me use his machine...which led to cutting bushes, hostas, etc. haven't even had time to get on board or sew a stitch. It is so beautiful outside in the Carolinas. Life is good

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    This kept me from quilting yesterday!
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    Work! !!!!!!!!!

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    Working outside the home too. Otherwise, I'd never get up from my sewing machine and my fanny would grow to the chair.
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    Vet visit yesterday. I will be in my sewing room today.
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    Hate snakes... Did your fur baby bring that in? We get snakes, frogs, birds, rabbits, squirrels, mice, anything that moves. Knock on wood...haven't had anything in a while. Forgot to post toy I played with in the yard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    This kept me from quilting yesterday!
    OMG - is that a realy snake in your house??? I would absolutely be DEAD. My biggest fear. Years ago, I was on the phone and my then, little kids were screaming - she was yelling "kill it" and he was yelling "don't kill it" - so I had to get off the phone to go see what "it" was - "it" was a little lizard dancing on my new curtains, in my new living room, next to my new fireplace. Guess, it snuck in - think that my son finally caught it and took it outside.
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    The fact that I have no area where I can leave everything set up. Sometimes it is just too much effort to get everything out for a short sew.

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    Right now most of my sewing room is packed and ready to move.
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    Work. I sew in the evenings and on weekends.
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    I watch my grandson who is four. By the time I am off duty I am too tired to sew. On weekends I sew if the mood hits me.
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    Today it was a barking golden retriever (my avatar) who wanted to go outside, but not by herself. Sometimes it is work (two PT jobs) or other commitments. Thank heaven it wasn't a snake!!!

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    Life in general. When I retired a year ago I planned to sew all the time, and I have done a lot, but yard work, numerous doctors' appointments for me and hubby, church activities, etc. just seem to fill my time. Currently I'm working on costumes for local community playhouse, which is sewing and fun, but not quilting.
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    By the time I have b'fast, shower, cook big lunch for 5, clean up the dishes, I'm almost too tired to sew, Also have to go see about a 90 yr. old sister in a nursing home, who is angry, tired, getting Alzheimers[every day], wanting to go home, and can't take care of herself and thinks her dead husband, Mother and Dad are still alive, I come home really tired. But, I did make her a lap robe today. I have to quilt it yet. AND, I have to see who and what is on here. This is my "fun" part of the day. I love it. Barny

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    Right now injury to shoulder last Nov. Have had 2 surgeries and might be able to sew next March or April

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    Work and kids (including husband!). I can relate to not having a dedicated place to sew...exhausting with setting up and total clean up afterwards; especially after work and kids!!! So, I took over the dining room a few months ago. Hate that I can't close a door or draw a curtain but I would never be able to sew otherwise. Who uses the dining room for dining anyway?
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    SNAKES!!!! I would still be standing on the furniture screaming!!!!!!

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    Life! Iwork full time, when I get home, I have to cook, and my second full time job starts, taking care of an 8 yr old boy, work on his homework, reading after that, then shower and bed. By the time I am done I am tired, I walk to my sewing room just to realize that I only want to lay down. I wait anxiously for the weekend and plan for long hours of quilting and life again doesn't let me. Someday, when I retire, I hope! Don't kill my hope than after retirement you can't still spend time withe the sewing machine!
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
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    Coming home from an 11 hour day at work, and being too tired to play.

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    Oh my God! I thought I was the only quilter with a resident snake in her sewing room!

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    Shoot, that's hardly a snake...looks more like a long worm!
    Today i was kept from sewing by:
    sleeping late
    setting up the machine so mom could quilt her placemats
    setting the washer so Mom could do her laundry at my house
    making Mom and me tacos for lunch
    cleaning up the kitchen
    starting another laundry load for Mom
    fixing a jammed machine for Mom
    answering the phone
    refilling a bobbin for Mom
    cutting some strips for my own project-in-progress (for the past week and a half!)
    being on baby-holding duty for the neighbor who needed to walk the dogs for 20 minutes
    loading Mom's antique quilt into my washer for her
    loading Mom's antique quilt into the dryer for her

    I plain pooped of waiting on everybody else!! And now i don't even want to sew.

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    Two of you had snakes in the house, YIKES! And an 11 hr. work day? You're making me feel like I have no excuse for not sewing every day! I work part time ( usually 6 1/2 or 7 hr day) 5 days a week, take care of 4 ponies, a barn full of cats, 1 dog & a few acquarium fish, and attempt to garden and keep house. I do need to have the urge to quilt and the energy. It doesn't happen every day. When I haven't worked at my sewing machine for a few days, it's a great "fix" to sit down and work on a project again.
    Mavis

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    Usually my kitty Zoey. Shell lay down over the machine.
    sometimes bodypart not working keeps me from sewing.
    Like both hands in casts or braces or back or neck in a brace. Next
    Week, knee replacement.
    but i have hand stuff to do this time.

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    I am currently on vacation (Oct. 11-23) visiting my sister in Orlando. NOTHING keeps me from sewing! I brought along with me two reversible bed runners and a lap throw all needing hand binding. That's what my second suitcase was for!

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