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Thread: Stop the world and let me quilt!

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    Senior Member CAJAMK's Avatar
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    Some weeks I am finding it so hard to get some quilting time in. This week is one, work, house cleaning, visiting sick mom (I love you tho MOM!), errands...grrrrr...
    I just wish I could wiggle my nose. Make time stop and relax with some soothing music and QUILT!

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    Me too...

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    sounds like a quilting retreat is in order. take deep breaths.

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    hmmmm...wiggle nose...DWR is done...wiggle nose...Dear Jane is done...wiggle nose...wholecloth is done...wiggle nose...

    I could get through my whole bucket list if I could just wiggle my nose!

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    I think we all wish that at some time or other!! Lately, more than usual, but this too will pass...:?

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    I had this problem years ago and decided Wednesday is MY day, I did only what was necessary for the good of the family and the rest could wait for another day.
    Set a day for yourself, do what you want to do, and you will find you can handle the rest of your life
    At that time, I too was visiting my mother 50 miles away once or twice a week, had to shorten that to once a week.
    Others were caring for her when I wasn't there.
    Take time for yourself and don't feel guilty, you owe it to yourself.

    Carol J.

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    Mom your worth not quilting but housework isn't so I it's gottA go!

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    Mom your worth not quilting but housework isn't so I it's gottA go!

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    I can wiggle my nose but nothing happens!
    You got to make the time happen. Push the world to the side and start quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    Some weeks I am finding it so hard to get some quilting time in. This week is one, work, house cleaning, visiting sick mom (I love you tho MOM!), errands...grrrrr...
    I just wish I could wiggle my nose. Make time stop and relax with some soothing music and QUILT!
    Let me know how you learn to wiggle your nose.

    My to do LISTS (quilting and non quilting related too) keep getting longer and longer but I don't have the alloted time to work and FINISH any project....

    If only we could quit working (but still have plenty of money)....give up sleep (and still be energetic)....and not cook or clean or pay bills (HEY that one's easy...get someone else to do it)

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    Sometttimes you just have to push things aside and do something you want o do.

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    would love to find more time to quilt. maybe i should get off of this computer and quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    Sometttimes you just have to push things aside and do something you want o do.
    Yep its me time! To hell with the world! They'll thank you for it later!

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    I totally understand your sentiments and often feel exactly the same way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn
    would love to find more time to quilt. maybe i should get off of this computer and quilt.
    What a concept!

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    We can only be good for others if we are good to ourselves. Our own sanity is critical. MAKE some quality sanity time, and the rest of our hectic lives will go much smoother. If quilting is your sanity, then make time to do it.

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    me too....

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    I'm with you on that too!

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    hope you MOM get's to feeling better. It kind of make your world out of wack when you have someone you loved sick.

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    I second the motion! I finally finished a "couch potato" quilt last night after having it in the frame for 6 weeks. Wondering how long it will take to get the binding on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatormom3
    I totally understand your sentiments and often feel exactly the same way!
    Me too. :?

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    Concentrate on Mom for now, and maybe some take along stuff to work on and just keep her company. Good for both of you. Housework can wait. That's my motto anyway. Even if you can only grab 15-30 min., it will do you good. Hope your Mom is feeling better soon.
    Sue

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    Don't you just hate when life gets in the way? It's been the same way with me all summer long. I had such grand plans since I wouldn't have to be running between schools or home schooling. I was going to get so much done. Yeah well plans are all nice but life just gets in the way.


    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    Some weeks I am finding it so hard to get some quilting time in. This week is one, work, house cleaning, visiting sick mom (I love you tho MOM!), errands...grrrrr...
    I just wish I could wiggle my nose. Make time stop and relax with some soothing music and QUILT!

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    I agree with just wanting some time for ME - this summer has been a busy one- now canning season is on - so some more pick, can and sew a few stitches in between if any at all.... Like you said - STOP THE WORLD AND LET ME SEW!!! even if just for one week!!!

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    Those are the times that I work on some kind of scrappy quilt...if only for 15 minutes...something I don't have to give much thought to but I can enjoy the soothing sound of the machine and see beautiful patterns of color develop from scraps. That's been my summer and I've gotten a queen top done. The really creative, designing stuff is on hold for later this fall after the garden is put to bed.

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