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Thread: I'm happy when . . .

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    I'm happy when . . .

    I'm happy when

    - when I have six inches of thread left on the bobbin and top thread at the end of a long seam
    - when I have just enough fabric to cut out all the pieces


    What are some of your 'simple happies'?

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    When I'm off work and it's a snow or rain day and I can stay in and quilt. Don't tell my farmer husband that though since he hasn't been able to get in the field yet. Getting more snow right now.
    Sandra B

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    -When I don't lose the points of my triangles after sewing them into my block
    -when my seams line up perfectly

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    - I have the house to myself for an afternoon and can quilt all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandrab64 View Post
    When I'm off work and it's a snow or rain day and I can stay in and quilt. Don't tell my farmer husband that though since he hasn't been able to get in the field yet. Getting more snow right now.
    Ill take some of your snow. We've already got wheel lines and the pivots running.

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    The final stitches to finish a quilt! It means I can get started on the next idea haunting my dreams!! Also the smile on the face of the recipient of my quilts

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    When i actually like my finished project. And the biggie-----
    When I do not have any mismatched, misplaced, sewn backwards pieces to rip out.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    when there are no issues with the frame quilting!
    Nancy in western NY
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    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


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    When I can make a quilt top and or entire quilt from my stash.
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    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    When I am sewing on the binding, knowing that my next new quilt will soon be started.
    When I get each UFO completed.

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    When I throw caution to the wind and FMQ like I've been doing it for years, but actually only on 2 quilts, and the quilts come out looking pretty darn good, despite the mistakes!!!! lol

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    When my "color memory" is spot on. By this, I mean when I find a new fabric in a store, and I say to myself, I think I have just the right shade of pinkish taupe, steely grey, light peacock teal (or whatever) to go with it. And I get the new fabric home and I check, and it's perfect.
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    When blocks are all squared up and trimmed, sitting in a neat stack and looking oh so professional and even. And when the last binding stitch is done , and when it comes out of the dryer all warm and cuddly! So many happy moments before it goes to a new home.
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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    that is a satisfying feeling ;-)
    I'm happiest if I don't have to change the bobbin until I reach the end of a pass on the longarm.
    Last edited by DebraK; 05-02-2013 at 04:45 AM.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    When I take the photograph that I will put here to show my friends. Part of the reason that I was able to complete 6 UFO's last month is because I could not wait for you to see the progress I made.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    When the finished project looks like I envisioned it before I started.
    When I've surpassed my original vision it is even better!
    When I don't spend more time unsewing than sewing.

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    When I am in my quilt room/studio sewing. I try to keep something in progress that I can pick up and sew for at least a little while every day. I may be cutting or prepping for quilting, but I just "have" to sew a little. One reason I don't get quilts finished. My piecing machine is also the one I put on my HandiQuilter frame. While I am quilting, I go into sewing withdrawal. I keep looking for a secondary machine that I can enjoy piecing with, but no luck so far.

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    When I run out of a bobbin and can find another one, full and in the right color.

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    When I read all these good thoughts! Love what everyone else has posted and add my "ditto"s! I would add that I am happy when I give a quilt as a gift and the recipients love it as much as I do!
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