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Old 08-11-2013, 03:11 PM
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After the kids left yesterday I was feeling a little blue. So I ignored all the cleaning, laundry and other jobs that are waiting for me and did some scrap piecing. Made a few of Bonnie Hunter's Maverick Stars. They're fun to make and it took my mind off my miseries. Sure brightened my day. Now I must at least do the laundry so I'll be ready to go back to work tomorrow. Do you sew when you're blue?
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:21 PM
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Sometimes I go to the quilting room, sometimes I mindlessly watch TV. Depends on ?.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:57 PM
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Glad you made good use of your "blue" time. Unfortunately, when it happens to me, I don't. I just curl up and sleep or watch tv...
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:03 PM
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Even just sitting in my sewing room cheers me up. It's like my little slice of heaven. Usually I find something there to take my mind off my troubles, whether it's sewing or looking at patterns or even organizing and straightening up.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:19 PM
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Quilting got me through divorce. It is truly a therapy. I made a big queen log cabin, started a GFG that is still in progress, and started working on an applique wall hanging (which I later pitched, what was I thinking with those color/pattern choices lol) the year that my husband left (not a surprise). So quilting is healing, and a very much needed thing in my life. The next year I made a pinwheel queen sized, for my high school sweetie (Mike) and we have been married almost 2 years now. Now I quilt cause I'm happy.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:32 PM
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I quilt no matter what. A very good way to take my mind off just about anything.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:44 PM
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Yes, I sew when I'm sad, when I'm happy and when I'm stressed. It is great having a place to go when the need arises and even when it doesn't.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:55 PM
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I can't sew when I'm blue because I'm depressed and just not in the mood to do anything. So lately I'm not sewing -again! but I will!!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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Sometimes I go to the quilting room, sometimes I mindlessly watch TV. Depends on ?.
When I'm blue or upset (anxious) about anything, I basically do the same except I like to either cut or piece. I also pull out the baptismal bibs and do some satin stitching. Lately I've also been doing some stitching on the preemis shirts. My mind can wander. TV is also a good distraction at times. And of course there are M & M's!
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When I'm angry I garden - pull weeds. Nothing like pinching the heads off dead blooms or jerking a weed out by its tiny little roots to work out the anger.

Today I've just wanted to cry about everything so when husband went fishing, I went to garden - no weeds to pull. I came in and worked on granddaughter's quilt a little. That helped some.

I think a good old piece of chocolate cake with ice cream is what I really need!
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