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Thread: After New Year Blues!!!!

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    After New Year Blues!!!!

    I have been so busy with just getting through all the feastivities now have settled down and getting into some serious stitching. I have just started a baby dragon quilt for our grandson whom will be appearing around end March. So need to get this baby quilt all finished. I have always wanted to do a dragon something and now is the time for it. I will post pictures as soon as I have something completed to show. I see all of you have been so busy as always and you are always my inspiration that I need to get stuck in and finish whatever I am working on. So thank you all for being my special quilting friends.

    From a sunny hot (45*C) very hot South Africa.
    Susan a quilter in South Africa.
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    One thing about living here in Louisiana that I love, Mardi Gras starts right after Christmas. It sure eliminates that after the holiday feeling that I remember too. So find something to celebrate along with your dragon quilt. I'd probably go dragon crazy with slippers, pillowcases, etc. Also, find something to laugh and smile about, after all ~ there's always you tube....

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    I used to get a bit down in the dumps after Christmas but since I started quilting I don't! I'm too busy working on new projects or getting back to ones I stopped working on for the holidays to get blue!
    I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

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    This just goes to prove that quilting id good for your health.
    I love dragons, can't wait to see it.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet View Post
    One thing about living here in Louisiana that I love, Mardi Gras starts right after Christmas. It sure eliminates that after the holiday feeling that I remember too. So find something to celebrate along with your dragon quilt. I'd probably go dragon crazy with slippers, pillowcases, etc. Also, find something to laugh and smile about, after all ~ there's always you tube....
    Yes, Sweet! You do have our characteristic JOI DE VIVRE. There is always something to chase the blues away. Happy Mardi Gras. Have you had any king cake yet?

    Sewsie. We are having "warmish" weather today but by tomorrow it may be cold again. One thing about living in South Louisiana is all we have to do is wait a few hours and our temperature will change. Today, sunny and warm; tomorrow, rainy and cool. Yesterday was 37 degrees F. and by afternoon was in mid seventies.

    Let us see your dragon quilt when it is finished.
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    My brother in W Texas called to say he was watching the snow and I am watching the rain with temperature about 37 degrees F. If we didn't need the rain so much, it would be depressing! But I've got a huge quilt--120 inches x 120 inches to get two sleeves stitched on so it can be taken to the Dallas quilt show. There are so many old TV shows on that the dogs and I will just have a great time stitch'n and dozn'. Can hardly wait to see your dragon quilt and perhaps the baby that it's for. froggyintexas

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    Right now it's about 70 and raining. They keep saying it's suppose to get cooler. Thunderstorms. I am always relieved when the holidays are over. For me it seems to be a nice short little break. I get the blues between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (?) Have little planned so therefore am getting lots of indoor things going like meal in the oven, clothes in the dryer. Some soaking for some stains. Anxious to see your quilt when finished. So many cute dragon designs around.

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    I too would get kind of down after the holidays. Not anymore! I cannot wait for it all to be over so I can get back in my cave room with all my goodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz View Post
    ................... I cannot wait for it all to be over so I can get back in my cave room with all my goodies.
    Yeah, me too!!!!

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    I was sick over the holidays with an upper respiratory something or other so I couldn't wait to do something once I was feeling better and quilting was the best remedy! I have been on a roll finishing up UFO's and now making valances for my 4 bedroom windows.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I have no time to get down about anything. I am busy all the time. Working on a quilt for a private school auction, hoping to get it done on time.
    I work full time, have two small dogs, three cats and a bird to care for. I have a Husband and myself that like clean clothes, house and to eat. I quilt in the evenings and weekends, between chores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsue View Post
    I have been so busy with just getting through all the feastivities now have settled down and getting into some serious stitching. I have just started a baby dragon quilt for our grandson whom will be appearing around end March. So need to get this baby quilt all finished. I have always wanted to do a dragon something and now is the time for it. I will post pictures as soon as I have something completed to show. I see all of you have been so busy as always and you are always my inspiration that I need to get stuck in and finish whatever I am working on. So thank you all for being my special quilting friends.

    From a sunny hot (45*C) very hot South Africa.
    When I am done with the quilt I am working on now I am going to start on a big strip quilt for me. It has taken me about three years to get all the jelly rolls and charm packs that I need. So that is what I am looking forward to.

    And I will end this by saying

    Today - from a dreary 30*F yesterday to a kinda warm 40*F today with rain and sleet a'comin'! We are in the throes of the Winter Carnival with Ice skating races down a track from the Cathedral to the State Capitol. We have ice palaces and when the Winter Carnival King is dethroned by the Vulcans, six more weeks of winter. And that is good old MInnesota. Edie
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    Sometimes it is difficult for me to get going in the summer. You can do it.

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    I know how you feel. I haven't been in my sewing room for over a month! I went in yesterday and ended up sewing all day. What a great feeling. I think I'm getting my sewing tempo going again. I seem to be an all or nothing type of sewer! Keep up the good work and please share pictures of your dragon.

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    Too much going on over the Holidays.....Enjoy it but it's like a breath of fresh air when December is over and we can slow down and get back to sewing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsue View Post
    I have been so busy with just getting through all the feastivities now have settled down and getting into some serious stitching. I have just started a baby dragon quilt for our grandson whom will be appearing around end March. So need to get this baby quilt all finished. I have always wanted to do a dragon something and now is the time for it. I will post pictures as soon as I have something completed to show. I see all of you have been so busy as always and you are always my inspiration that I need to get stuck in and finish whatever I am working on. So thank you all for being my special quilting friends.

    From a sunny hot (45*C) very hot South Africa.
    Are you designing your dragon or do you have a pattern? A dragon quilt is on my "wanna' make" list. Hoping to see pictures.

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    sewingsuz, I feel the same way. But as others post, It's Mardi Gras time, Then St. Patricks, then French Quarter Fest, Then Jazz Fest, Oh, spring cleaning, garden preps, oh!!! the list goes on and on. Love living in South.... can't wait to be outside. My quilt making gets done early in am or rainy days.

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    Dragon on its way!!!

    Just to show my dancing dragon. I must add that I am not good at drawing and got these from the internet. So sorry if I offend someone but I just had to use these cuties.
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    Oh What a cute drawing. You did good sewsue!!!!

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    I like it!

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