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    For me, it's having a good chunk of uninterrupted time to quilt AND energy + creativity overload!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    For me, it's having a good chunk of uninterrupted time to quilt AND energy + creativity overload!


    Yes, yes, yes from another country gal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luana View Post
    Happiness is the time I spend with my quilting friends. Doesn't make any difference of we quilt, shop, or talk. I love my quilting friends - they make me happy
    You said it Luana! The information/opinion exchanges are worth sooo much, not to mention that our group are really neat people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Happiness is waking up and realizing my husband's disease is still in remission and we have one more "normal" day.
    It is an art unto itself to be able to put the NOW into every moment.... for some of us it takes a lot of practice. ENJOY!

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    Happiness is discovering that I have a creative side and get to use it!
    Watching the quilt come to life.
    Happiness is sharing with the QB.

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    Happy when I have finished the quilt and I know there are mistakes, but they won't be noticed by the receiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by lap quilter View Post
    Happiness is...FINALLY finding the perfect quilt pattern for that special yardage in your stash that you've been adoring/treasuring/saving for only who knows how long - all during which time you were convinced that the perfect pattern never did really exist-that it was only a figment of your imagination!!!

    What makes YOU happy?
    My back not hurting within 2 hours
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    Having more than 1 room as a sewing room!!!
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    I am happy when I finish the binding and all the corners are straight and square.

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    Having the time to sew with no interruptions.

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    Happiness is working on a scrap quilt , wondering the whole time " am I going to like this?" and then when the blocks are finished , and put them up on a design wall ... stepping back .. and having it better than you ever imagined.

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    I'm happy when I realize that my chores for the day are done, dinner is planned, ironing is caught up so now I'm free to quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANICE E. View Post
    Happy when I have finished the quilt and I know there are mistakes, but they won't be noticed by the receiver
    Chuckling in agreement! I know there will inevitably be mistakes as I'm going along, and I'm just sure they will be seen afterwards. I'm beyond happy, pretty much ecstatic, when I can't even find them myself when the quilt is
    done!!!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Learning to be content with what you have and not worrying about what you dont have. Knowing you are blessed.
    Margie....wannaBsewer
    favorite poem..Outwitted by Edwin Markham...He drew a circle that shut us out..heretic, rebel a thing to flout.
    But Love and I had the wit to win,
    We drew a circle that took him in!

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    Peace and Happiness is "Seeing the Sunset
    and Knowing Who to Thank"

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
    Peter Marshall

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
    take our breath away". - Hilary Cooper
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    For me, happiness is realizing I've not only reached my goals for this year, but surpassed them with my quilting! We just got back from NH with family where I taught my DGD to sew hair scrunchies & she's so thrilled that we're sending her a sewing machine, thread, rulers, a rotary cutter with extra blades and a cutting mat! It's her Christmas present. I was thrilled to be able to get her so excited about sewing!! Wish she lived closer to me! Plus I was able to inspire a few others who saw my work. :-)
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to GOD

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    Making quilts for others that appreciate the love i made.
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    ...the gift of being able to sew just about anything I want, thanks Mom!
    ...a friend who understands my quilting addiction, thanks Pat!
    ...finding that friend has more of an OOP fabric that I only needed a 1/2 yard more of in order to finish my masterpiece
    ...a hubby who's my biggest fan even though he does NOT understand my addiction, thanks Chuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Crafts View Post
    For me, happiness is realizing I've not only reached my goals for this year, but surpassed them with my quilting! We just got back from NH with family where I taught my DGD to sew hair scrunchies & she's so thrilled that we're sending her a sewing machine, thread, rulers, a rotary cutter with extra blades and a cutting mat! It's her Christmas present. I was thrilled to be able to get her so excited about sewing!! Wish she lived closer to me! Plus I was able to inspire a few others who saw my work. :-)
    That is wonderful that you have been able to inspire a new generation of your family. She will be so surprised when she opens her new machine and all of the goodies you sent! Lucky girl!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraplady View Post
    ...the gift of being able to sew just about anything I want, thanks Mom!
    ...a friend who understands my quilting addiction, thanks Pat!
    ...finding that friend has more of an OOP fabric that I only needed a 1/2 yard more of in order to finish my masterpiece
    ...a hubby who's my biggest fan even though he does NOT understand my addiction, thanks Chuck!
    Love your reply! I think I have a few people who might qualify for those categories, also!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    Happiness is working on a scrap quilt , wondering the whole time " am I going to like this?" and then when the blocks are finished , and put them up on a design wall ... stepping back .. and having it better than you ever imagined.
    This so true for scrap quilts...it is just nearly impossible to imagine the finished quilt. But, that's the beauty of it being a scrap quilt...they almost always turn out OK! :-)
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelekolt View Post
    A fabric find at a very low price
    Especially the quality fabrics! Sometimes the search is as exciting as the creating process!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckyred View Post
    I'm with Penni! I love opening that block and pressing it and seeing that all the points/corners/lines match up and look good! I hate having to pull seams and start over :/
    This is especially true for those of us who suffer from OCD! LOL
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    Peace and Happiness is "Seeing the Sunset
    and Knowing Who to Thank"

    Absolutely!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caswews View Post
    Hmmm .. guess when the quilt comes out right after I found out the directions were wrong !LOL OH an chocolate while quilting that doesn't get on the quilt !LOL
    Equally as happy when the quilt comes out OK when I was the one who read the pattern incorrectly...that's happened a couple of times, but fortunately my errors were not major ones.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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