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Thread: How Do You Know When To Take A Break

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    This is how :shock:

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    Been there, done that

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    You could always say "I meant to do that." :)

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    LOL Yep... been there done that :shock: You wanted to tone down the pattern on the center fabric :wink:

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    time for a break when you sew your checkerboards with one side wrong side up :), tearing them out and resewing later on.

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    I think sometimes I'm on such a roll that I forget to think, or maybe I'm more tired than I will admit to myself. You are right - it is time to take a break when yo do something like this!

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    I have done that. And sometimes I don't catch it right away. That's when I walk away for a while.

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    I feel your pain :wink:

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    Been there, done that. Time for coffee or chocolate!

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    :lol: Oh yeah, been there, done that! Definitely time for a break.

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    You paid for both sides of the fabric so go ahead and use it. ;)

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    ::cough, cough:: I've never done that before...

    Yep, definitely time to take a break.

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    Now this has become two issues...when to use the back of the fabric which can now be referred to as the right side...and I do that when I need a lighter shade and can not find it.

    But original title was "How do you know when to take a break?"

    A) when I am frustrated. I just will not do good work when I am stressed, or frusterated, unless I have turned on some music I find relaxing, had a cup of tea, and am doing hand work...then they release the frustration and stress.

    B) when I am interuped by phone, delivery truck, grandchild, company, husband...

    D) when I have reached a particular goal, and have been "at it" for hours.

    E)When my light source changes, so my eyes can adjust to new lighting source. Like day to night, or morning light in East window to afternoon lighting in West facing window, or when it rains and I need to turn on the lights...

    F)When my body pains can no longer be ignored

    G)When it is time to prepare meals...and as I am diabetic, that is a maximum of 4 hours per sitting.

    H)When I feel satisfied that I have been productive enough for one day, and or need to read more directions to begin the next portion which has different construction methods or directions.

    and I have a few other reasons (like end of the "sit n stitch", or group sewing session is over)...but this gives a good flow of thought.

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    You either laugh, or cry. The first time I thought it was funny. After my 30 minute break I ripped it apart and tried again.

    I can't believe it, but I did the same thing, and to the same piece of material!

    Forget the chocolate, I'm going for ice cream. :roll:

    See you in a few hours...or days...or weeks. Who knows when this is going to blow over.

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    ROFL....I have done this too. As for the breaks. I get to quilting and dn't know when to stop. Sometimes I quilt all night, rest and start over. My GUild and friends cannot figure out how I have the time to do what I do. My nickname "Quilting Energizer Bunny". About once a month I "Crash" and read for a couple of days and start over.
    LOL

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    Mary Ellen. I loved your reasons. I can relate.

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    Oh spit :cry:

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    Bless your heart, time to slow down!

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    I know when it's time to take a break when my back starts to ache just a little bit. Then it's time to sit down and relax for a bit. zeke..........

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    When you are so mad you want to throw the whole thing in the trash.

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    When my eyes cross!
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    Been there, done that too! :oops:

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    Been there done that, just a couple hours ago as a matter of fact!

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    Been there, done that.
    I think this is the part where the automatic wine glass filler on our 'dream machine' should kick in. The chocolates and ice cream are also in first place.

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