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How many of you find that quilting is a therapeutic outlet?

Old 02-01-2010, 09:27 AM
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As opposed to just a "fun" thing to do? I know, for myself, that I need to have some creative hobby to "escape" to. Going into the right brain shuts off all the stuff I don't want to deal with (family situations). I originally was interested in quilting just for the fun of it, but now I crave sitting at the sewing machine or searching/reading here, or surfing other quilting related info (and buying books! :lol: ) - it just keeps life light! How about you?
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:29 AM
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I totally agree. And then there are those times when a quilt I'm working on make me need therapy!
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:31 AM
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I to find it very relaxing to just sit and sew. Love looking for new patterns and books. I have way more ideas of things to make then I will ever have time.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:31 AM
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I agree, it's a stress reliever for me!
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:35 AM
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For me, sewing is definitely relaxing and a creative outlet. For the past few weeks, I have been having eye problems and can't sew for any length of time. I am amazed at how much I miss it. If I ever lost the ability to sew, I think I would go bonkers.....it helps keep me sane.
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Yes, it is a great stress reliever...it allows me to go away to my "happy place" :D:D:D
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Yes, it is a great stress reliever...it allows me to go away to my "happy place" :D:D:D
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:36 AM
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I find it is very relaxing as well. Except of course when things don't line up and I have to unsew everything I just did.
Otherwise, it helps me keep my sanity!!!
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Originally Posted by amma
Yes, it is a great stress reliever...it allows me to go away to my "happy place" :D:D:D
Exactly! :thumbup:
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Same, it is also helping me to cut back on a very bad habit I have.............smoking. The more I sew the less I smoke. Cutting back then quitting!!!!!!!!!!!
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