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    Senior Member batikmystique's Avatar
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    HAPPINESS is...???

    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?
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    Finding that once the blocks are all stitched together 99.9% of the points came out right!!!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    Finding that once the blocks are all stitched together 99.9% of the points came out right!!!
    agreed
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?


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    I second Penni's reply!

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    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

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    New fabric!!!

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    New (old) machines!!
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    I agree with OP ... I still have ... a STACK of fabric that I am waiting for the perfect pattern to develop.

    other than that .... once I quilted and quilted and quilted and finished quilting it and when I checked the bobbin, there was 1" of thread left on it! I giggled all day long about that.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    I'm easy, I am so happy when I sew on my binding and the seams of the binding don't wind up in the corners. And I smile when I finish sewing it on and I only have a small piece of binding leftover.

    Colleen

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    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 :/
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Happiness is waking up and realizing my husband's disease is still in remission and we have one more "normal" day.

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    Sewing without family interruptions.
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    Happiness is to know you are loved!
    ♥♥♥ Loving Mama ♥♥♥

    If life gives you scraps, make an angel quilt out of it!

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    I think my favorite part of quilting is anticipating the next project.
    "Be brave enough to be who you really are.”

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    Perfect (well almost perfect) points, good company, finishing projects.

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    Reading other QB member's signature's, and then laughing so hard I almost tinkle......Yes Sue....Your slap them and then say "mosquito" had me ROFL
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    Happiness for me is finishing that quilt that required almost more than you had (mentally) and then seeing the recipients face when you give it to them....those smiles of "I love it" are worth all the stress and time spent with the ripper.

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    I have enjoyed reading what makes you happy, and I can relate to a lot of them. And, yes Sue, I LOVE your signature block...totally made me laugh! Thanks, everyone, for posting.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    wonderful !!!!!
    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.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Seeing the look of joy on the recipients' face when they receive the gift. If they don't like it, or it wasn't what they wanted, you can tell right away!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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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.
    I'm still crying........and helping you be thankful for this!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

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    A fabric find at a very low price

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    All of the above , except for Tanyal's normal day. My husband is gone and I want to join you in rejoicing in his remission.

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    Finishing, right down to the gifting.

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    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
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

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