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    I dont know whats the matter with me. Ever since Christmas Ive only sewn for maybe a day. Its like I think about patterns in my mind but I dont "get up" and do anything. Anybody every have this happen.

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    Yes, I do but I haven't found an answer to it yet !

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    All the time!!! :) I started to make a list and Im starting with #1 and stickin to it. Good luck.

    Hey, I just noticed you are from Gilbert. We are in Mesa! We lived in Gilbert for 10 years, downsized and ended up in Mesa. Are you going to the quilt show at the end of this month??

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    almost every day now since xmas. I think my getup and go got up and left... :-(

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    Thats exactly how I feel. I love to quilt but its like I have no energy, no motive to do anything. And I have stuff, lord knows I have stuff I can do, but nothing.

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    OF COURSE Im going to the quilt show. And I live in Mesa now to. We had to downsize....

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    I think it's because we all worked so hard to get things done before Christmas and were used to working under a LOT of pressure from every direction--the house, the sewing machine, the kitchen, the stores. Now the shopping, cooking, cleaning, sewing, etc., is all done and the pressure's gone. We've used ourselves up and need some time to re-fuel. The best thing I've found is to go on a retreat, take a class, go to a quilt show, or something like that to get yourself back in the mood. (I'm leaving for a weeks retreat early Friday morning).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skavanau
    OF COURSE Im going to the quilt show. And I live in Mesa now to. We had to downsize....
    You guys should get together since you both live in the same town now. Maybe you could car pool to the show. Maybe a luncheon get together and mini-shop hop would get you both in the mood to start in again. Sounds like so much fun I wish I lived in Mesa too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skavanau
    I dont know whats the matter with me. Ever since Christmas Ive only sewn for maybe a day. Its like I think about patterns in my mind but I dont "get up" and do anything. Anybody every have this happen.
    its called quilters block, mine is sorting and looking at patterns but no sewing takes a while to get back into the swing. Try a a small project then once you start yo wont want to stop.

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    No problem with the quilting - of course, I had an upcoming birthday to motivate me, but I have no energy for housekeeping or cooking. My dogs make sure I walk them. The house is starting to speak me to. Right now it says 'get these Christmas decorations out of here.'

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    Yeah We could meet at the quilt show. PM me if you want to get together. I guess to thats really why Im diffenetly going. I think walking amoung all that FABRIC will help me.

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    I am having the same problem, but in my case it is due to letting my day job stress get in the way. Quilting used to be my relaxation and mental getaway from stress, but lately my job has been so stressful that I am too mentally exhausted to do anything else. I was just telling myself I need to get a handle on this, if no other way, by committing to spend at least a few minutes each day quilting. I "long" to get back to it; just can't seem to find the energy.

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    Hey I just notice your living in Virginia. Where in VA. Im orginally form the Blue Ridge area, down by Mt Airy NC, you Mayberry..

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    I'm trying to get my sewing room in order. I find if I leave some pieces of fabric out, I get distracted from whatever project I've decided on and start thinking about what I want to do with the other fabrics laying around. Bottom line, nothing gets done!

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    This happens to me too. I just started to make quite a few wallhangings as gifts (small accomplishments), then hoping to sew on a quilt I started before Christmas. Enjoy the quilt show, hope you get your inspiration back. :-D :-D

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    I do the same thing. All my fabric has to be put away or my mind just goes off on its own with a million different things I want to do. What Im working on is the only thing I can have out at a time.

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    I too am in a slump! Ever since July I would race home and sew, I had so many things to get done by Christmas. Now, I just veg out when I get home from work. I have put some hand sewing by chair, but I haven't touched it. I know that it will only take an hour or so of sewing while watching TV, but I can't seem to get started. HELP!! :cry:
    A friend and I are going to Road to California this weekend, I am so wishing that it will get me out of my slump. I get so mad at myself for wasting time.
    It makes me feel much better to find out that I am not alone.

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    I think we all hit slumps -you will recover-I have been making quilts for over 30yrs and have had some slumps that lasted a yr or so-but I always come back to it.I am in a quilting slump now.I have more than a laundry basket full of tops to be quilted.I just keep making more,lol

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    Yes it happens to me too, but I learned the hard way if I don't feel like sewing, I don't because then I make mistakes.One day all of a sudden I can't wait to sew again. When I'm not in the mood I go to this site and satisfy my quilt addiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by skavanau
    Hey I just notice your living in Virginia. Where in VA. Im orginally form the Blue Ridge area, down by Mt Airy NC, you Mayberry..
    Yeah I am farther north. The staunton area. I do however have a sister in law that lives in Mayberry!!! lol Mt Airy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I think it's because we all worked so hard to get things done before Christmas and were used to working under a LOT of pressure from every direction--the house, the sewing machine, the kitchen, the stores. Now the shopping, cooking, cleaning, sewing, etc., is all done and the pressure's gone. We've used ourselves up and need some time to re-fuel. The best thing I've found is to go on a retreat, take a class, go to a quilt show, or something like that to get yourself back in the mood. (I'm leaving for a weeks retreat early Friday morning).
    I think you nailed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skavanau
    Yeah We could meet at the quilt show. PM me if you want to get together. I guess to thats really why Im diffenetly going. I think walking amoung all that FABRIC will help me.
    Already sounds better, I've think the quilting bug is slowly but surely returning!

    Enjoy your time together!

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    I have the same problem but havent finished a couple of Christmas lap quilts.Our son and 4 grand kids moved in three weeks ago and Ive been so busy doing laundry aand school home work every night and just picking up that i havent even started on un finished quilts.Every thing got throwen in my sewing room to make room so havent gone in there.I need help in setting up my room.Im over welmed by the sorting and rearanging.I live in casa grande,Az so it would be fun to go to a quilt show never been to one.Tucson has one coming up.Have been told it is a great one.

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    Well Im going if you want to meet me there PM me . I have my daughter and GD, that MAY be going. So let me know if your interested.

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    I have been in a slump too- I think it has to do with the winter also - I notice that I kind of slow down in winter - I have a baby quilt on the LA - and only 1/2 done - the baby will be born in Feb. so I better get on it.

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