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Thread: Interesting article on quilting slumps

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    Super Member willferg's Avatar
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    Interesting article on quilting slumps

    I thought this was very helpful -- I could definitely relate!

    People who start projects and never finish them are cooler
    than people who never start projects at all.


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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    Interesting article!

    I can relate too...I have had several slumps...am in one now....since my father's passing in December, and after all the holiday stuff...I am tired all the time...and I know it is a depression of sorts...also winter time which can bring me down anyway.

    I do find that I often do the cleaning, taking a break helps...do something different for awhile...for me it usually is reading...after several books, I usually am ready to start quilting again. I usually start with doing 4-patches or 9 patches...some of my favorite quilts. Sometimes it is going shopping for a new project. It is true that it is a stage....you will quilt again.

    I did shop recently for a new project...hoping to get it cut out this week, and I do have a sewing day with friends next Saturday...hoping that also helps get me out of my slump.

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    The suggestion to make something for yourself really hits home for me.

    Most of my projects have others in mind. I 'm always needing to remind myself to take care of #1. It's a hard concept to wrap one's mind around -- I learned after my husband passed away. Learn to take care of yourself first so that you'll be there to take care of others.

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    When I get in a depressed time I make myself get out and do something non social. I rip out a flower bed and start over, I strip a piece of furniture and re paint, it may be just to wash all the outside windows. I have to really push myself to do the job but it works to get me out of a slump and I have something to show for it that makes me proud later to have accomplished something.
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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    Gret article thank you!!!

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    Great article thanks. BellaBoo that's a great idea. I like to look at something I've done also, even if it's just a small project around the house. Gives me a feeling of satisfaction. Sometimes the big projects all seem to be UFO's.

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    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
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    Quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafting in my Sewing Room...Peaceful and wonderful !!
    Thanks for sharing the article and the tips... I too am going through a non quilting time -crocheting and reading only. My quilting mojo has left for a while .. come to think of it so has my sewing mojo .. Hmmmm.. Need to get my mojo on for sure.
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
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    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

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