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Thread: There is no hope for me.

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    There is no hope for me.

    I was just gone to cut a few more peices. Well need a little more room, move this, that leads to move that, the next thing I know less room for cutting and a one more quilt that is started, that I had for got about, and one I had not forgot but wish had not started and this is just one corner of the sewing room. Oh my what if I clean to whole room? [not gone to happen not ready to know what else is in here right now maybe in a day or two or a mouth, or ?????????????
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    been there, done that....wait...what was I originally in here for again?

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    Toss a coin in the air and whatever project it lands on - go for it!
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    I do the same thing. I can also get caught up looking at patterns when I am just looking for something else...

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    where's the "like" button? gabeway, your comment is perfect!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Oh yes, I am doing the same thing. Decided to finish a few ufos before any new projects...lets see, there is the scrap quilt that was started Monday, then Tuesday on to a very new pattern, Wednesday washed fabrics for a quilt for a friend, today will just have to wait and see what I actually find first. LOL quilting is such a blast!!!!
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    I'm still what I consider a "newbie." I have actually only 'finished' one quilt so far. Almost done with the second...just have the binding to do. Well, since I started the second one I have found so many patterns I want to do, so I have printed them out. I have bought all kinds of fabric...waiting on some to arrive from Connecting Threads right now. I got a new machine after Christmas, so I had to have a larger table and then rearranged the room so now I have space to move (sorta). So with that 'space' I have cut out squares and strips for a baby quilt -stacked on the corner of the table. I have half finished another quilt top and now I have this idea for a quilt running through my head (just won't quit-like a song that keeps playing over and over). So basically what I'm saying is that I am almost finished with one quilt, almost finished with a quilt top, have cut out another quilt top, and in the planning stages of yet another one. Is there a "therapy" thread on this board? Yikes, what have I gotten myself into! But, I am loving it.

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    lol been there also.
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    I can't believe how much we all have in comman! Is there a Quilters anonymous?

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    I didn't sew for two months and then sewed for two hours. I have something similar to Writer's Block. Please make it go away!! But, my huge closet in my sewing room is totally cleaned and I stored some huge Rubbermaid tubs in it. I also totally cleaned my sewing room! First time in years. I received a 401 Singer Slant O Matic for Christmas and ordered lots of feet and bobbins and now can't find them anywhere! Golly darn it!!! Now that's why you don't clean your sewing room. I'm probably missing other things as well!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea View Post
    I was just gone to cut a few more peices. Well need a little more room, move this, that leads to move that, the next thing I know less room for cutting and a one more quilt that is started, that I had for got about, and one I had not forgot but wish had not started and this is just one corner of the sewing room. Oh my what if I clean to whole room? [not gone to happen not ready to know what else is in here right now maybe in a day or two or a mouth, or ?????????????
    There is always hope, one day you will be ready and you'll be glad you did.

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    Oh pish-posh, of course there is hope. I just went through the same thing last week and decided to take a little time and get my sewing room (sort of) organized. I found that I cannot work in the room when it is pristine but I also cannot work when it becomes a chaotic mess. Somewhere in the middle is fine with me.

    Having to work around piles of stuff is not very efficient. Plus it can lead to accidental cuts into fabric or worse FINISHED BLOCKS. Ask me how I know!

    I think a reasonably organized space helps keep the mind focused. So why don't you take some time and get organizing (even if you just make piles).
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    I'm right there with you. Right now I have an almost overwhelming desire to move things around my sewing room and get things organized. But I know there are some things in there that I really should take care of finishing first and I am having a hard time talking myself into doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyffer3 View Post
    I'm still what I consider a "newbie." I have actually only 'finished' one quilt so far. Almost done with the second...just have the binding to do. Well, since I started the second one I have found so many patterns I want to do, so I have printed them out. I have bought all kinds of fabric...waiting on some to arrive from Connecting Threads right now. I got a new machine after Christmas, so I had to have a larger table and then rearranged the room so now I have space to move (sorta). So with that 'space' I have cut out squares and strips for a baby quilt -stacked on the corner of the table. I have half finished another quilt top and now I have this idea for a quilt running through my head (just won't quit-like a song that keeps playing over and over). So basically what I'm saying is that I am almost finished with one quilt, almost finished with a quilt top, have cut out another quilt top, and in the planning stages of yet another one. Is there a "therapy" thread on this board? Yikes, what have I gotten myself into! But, I am loving it.
    Sorry......no known cure...you have the bug and will just have to stay here with the rest of us!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabeway View Post
    Toss a coin in the air and whatever project it lands on - go for it!
    I really like this idea!
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    where's the "like" button? gabeway, your comment is perfect!
    We want a LIKE button!
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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    No known cure for this disease! Sorry!!!! But wait...we don't want to be cured anyway!

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    Oh, I am so happy to have read all these comments. I went down to my sewing room today-to do a project, I thought.......just a simple no brainer grab a bunch of fabrics, cut strips, down to block size, sew up and there....I could not decide on what fabrics to pick......is that stupid.........wanted soft blues, lilac, greens.........sort of a watercolor look to it, and it was beginning to look like total chaos......finally after 2 hrs of trying, finally just said oh well here goes, grabbed the GO got the strip die out and began cutting strips.........now they are all draped on a rod down there, maybe tomorrow I will go and cut to sizes and try one or maybe I will not.......I am very melancholy.......lost my dh suddenly 6 months ago and just can't get into life again.....say a prayer for me.......thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Oh, I am so happy to have read all these comments. I went down to my sewing room today-to do a project, I thought.......just a simple no brainer grab a bunch of fabrics, cut strips, down to block size, sew up and there....I could not decide on what fabrics to pick......is that stupid.........wanted soft blues, lilac, greens.........sort of a watercolor look to it, and it was beginning to look like total chaos......finally after 2 hrs of trying, finally just said oh well here goes, grabbed the GO got the strip die out and began cutting strips.........now they are all draped on a rod down there, maybe tomorrow I will go and cut to sizes and try one or maybe I will not.......I am very melancholy.......lost my dh suddenly 6 months ago and just can't get into life again.....say a prayer for me.......thanks
    Geri: so sorry to read of your lose. you can go sew a few lines and the next thing you know you will have a quilt, and one more in the works and two more running around in head. Just know that GOD is with you and you are in my prayers and in my heart. GOOD LUCK to you.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    Someone suggested giving your sewing room a good cleaning when you're in a sewing slump, and boy did it work for me! Actually, I had to clean the whole house then, so sewing was put off for one more day. But I'm off the computer after this post and I'm going to start and finish a baby blankie today!

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    I think that comes from a woman's talent for multi-tasking. When I go to my room to quilt I think "just this one project". Most of the time it works, except when I find some scrap I really like, or when I see how much stuff is on the table, or when my "next project" basket is empty and I need to look through my books and magazines, or.....

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    I can so relate to alot of the post. I am glad to see I am one of the group.

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    Moving, clearing out ,sorting, organizing... Found 9 UFO's ...

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    Where do I sign on the dotted line that I have this SAME BUG! Tell me it will get better.
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    Now I may be a radical BUT I do clean my sewing room after I finish a quilt. That way all the pieces of the finished quilt are out of the way and I have a clean slate to work with. I do try to only have 2 (or at the most 3 pieces) working at the same time. One at the hand sewing part, one on the machine and one in planning. BUT I still clean after each completion. (I have also decided after each quilt, anything small than a fat quarter is getting cut into 2 1/2" squares and filed by color.)
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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