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Thread: Frustrations

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewMamaw View Post
    Like the rest of you, I find that I work better under stress, but reached an overload last week. My husband and I took the weekend off, loaded up the RV and went to the lake. I took books to read, CD's to listen to and flat refused to take any quilting and I did absolutely nothing all weekend except sleep. Slept 10 hours Friday night, got up at 10:00, went down for a nap at 2:00, then slept 10 hours on Saturday night. When we got home I felt somewhat recouped. Even skipped Bible study on Monday night and again slept 10 hours. Tuesday night worked in the yard along with hubby and now I can hardly walk. Have got to cut back on the "over-doing". Just not as young as I used to be. LOL
    It is very important to feel rested and have lots of energy.
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    I have 4 quilts waiting to be quilted; several tops to be layered; a couple tops started that need to be finished last year; and what did I do this week? I bought a new pattern! I'm on overload too. LOL.

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    Sounds like you understand the good intentions of your hubby, even though he really should have cleared it with you before promising. If it is something you want to do, but also want to work on what you want to do of your own projects maybe you can set aside one day a week where you work a specific amount of time that you work on one of the lap quilts and the rest of the time work on your own projects. You'll feel good about helping with the need and it won't take over all your time, nor become an unbearable chore.

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    Go for it. We are quilters, woman and guess who is always doing a million things at once. It never seems like I have only one project at a time. Of course I finish one that was started a year ago, and I want to finish everything before I start a new project. Just start your new pattern, make a block or two, and then quilt one of you husband's quilts for him and you may just get several of them done. Before you know it all the charity quilts will be done and your new project is on the way too. Multi tasker your are.

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    When I have *have to do projects* and come acrossed something new I just have to make right now, I work a few hours on the have to dos, then take an hour or so and work on the new. That seems to work for me.

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    I am retired but have several interests along with quilting. I'm a beginner so I spend a fair amount of time procrastinating and enjoying the the Quilting Digest. I think of all I've learned from youall and will try to remember. How do you work full time, quilt and deal with children? Tough, I say. Of course, I can't multi-task like I used to. I told hubby that now I understand why old people eat out. The less I cook, the harder it's getting to co-ordinate a big meal. LOL Millie

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    My disabilities forced my very reluctant retirement in 2000. Before that, I had done huge amounts of sewing. spinning, weaving, knitting, a bit of crochet. When we moved after my retirement, my sweet new neighbor informed me that I was now a quilter. DH comments that I am now a full time quilter. This is just about true.

    DH and I handed over the first of the quilts for the rehab hospital today. I also have a good start on 20 girls in hats for my DGD's Christmans quilt. We have a good solid partnership in our marriage. We are not rich, but we are able to do quite a bit for our community just the same.

    The floral fabric fro this quilt was from a purchase on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    I have something like 10 flimsies waiting for me to quilt them and a very large bunch of UFOs, not counting plans and WADs. DH is sorta breathing down my neck because he promised a stack of lap quilts to a local rehab hospital (not that I disagree with his intentions at all) Then last night I was playing around and came up with a new quilt pattern and I want to do it RIGHT NOW. Tell me I am not the only quilter here to overload herself.
    I'll be the first to admit it --- I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. What are flimsies?
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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