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Old 06-29-2013, 07:07 AM
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It has been months since I have done any real quilting. and it is driving me nuts. I want to but just cant get motivated. I have 4 quilts in various stages of done-ness and I have three more that I would love to work on but I just don't have the motivation to sit down and sew. mostly because when I do both my kids (5 1/2 and almost 4) come in the dinning room where I sew and want to get into everything and are trying to talk to me. I love my kids but PLEASE let me have 5 min of quiet to get into the grove of sewing. I can't sit anymore and sew for long periods of time because of back and neck problems from a car accident last august. How do you guys get up and do it. Looking on here has helped get my flair for it back but how do you guys just get motivated to sew?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:30 AM
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Sometimes I give myself a deadline or do a project for someone that must get done. Once I get going it is hard to stop!! Try sitting down after the kids go to bed. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:47 AM
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Sometimes I am not motivated for very long stretches of time. Nothing but me gets in my way. I would say just wait til the mood strikes and don't worry about it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:53 AM
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Today not motivated to do anything because I have a a
Ight problem and trying to work it out. So no sewing today but plenty of reading this site.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:55 AM
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I like to get a project ready to go for sewing with Bonnie Hunter. She does Quilt Cam at her site www.quiltville.blogspot.com and it is like having a sew along with a friend in my sewing room. It is usually an hour and a half and I can get a lot done. The sessions are archived but I like to watch while it is a live feed.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:57 AM
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I allowed myself 30-45 mins of sewing every day after my kids were in bed. I always wound a bobbin when I was finished so I could start the next night with a full bobbin.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:03 AM
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Maybe you need to treat yourself with a few hours of a babysitter, so you can work in peace! Is there a grandma that could take them for a day or two? I do that for my grandkids and the mom's are very recharged afterwards
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:31 AM
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I had to wait until my son was in school before I had time to quilt for more than an hour or two. It gets better.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM
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When kids are that age, they are very time consuming. I couldn't think of quilting at that stage of my life. Mine are now 21 and 19, and I've just been quilting close to 2 yrs. Great that you've been able to do any sewing! The time you devote to your kids now is not lost; it's a precious thing and great investment. Your days of uninterrupted quilting time will come - even when you get both of them in school will help. Hang in there!
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:24 AM
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That's kids for you! They see you doing something fun and they want to do it. Let them sit in the same room as you, but find something for each of them to do. Tell them it is quiet time, they can color, play a video game, etc. Let them glue the snippets of fabric onto paper and make a picture, (if you can trust them to not make a mess with the glue). Something to keep them occupied, but each doing their own thing. Maybe a special toy that they can only play with at quiet time. Even if it is 10-15 minutes the first few times, extend the time daily. Good luck. They're only that age for a very little time!
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