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    Wasted the day...

    but at least I was successful! I went through a huge back log of quilt magazines looking for my Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 2012 issue. I knew I had prepared the pieces for the PP Polar Bear so it had to be in my sewing room somewhere, right? I finally found it inside a large Manila envelope with the paper pieces. Good grief what was I thinking? Now I am too exhausted to work on it.

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    At least you found it so now you can sew on it tomorrow. Did you get rid of some of your old mags then? I have a lot I should go through too and take them into my friend's church. they quilt every week there. I am actually going to have 2 days to sew in between work. Training on Tuesday off to Fargo til Fri nite. Have fun with your polar bear.

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    I do that same thing - always put it someplace safe then can't find it when I want to use it! Glad you were able to find the pieces you were looking for - that helps.

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    spending a day perusing quilt magazines is never a waste ;-)

    I know what you meant. Glad you found it.
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    I wasted the day by going out and buying a new washing machine. It has been acting up for some time, but died today.

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    Can't tell you how many times I've done something like that. I made two quilts using the Yellow Brick Road pattern a few years back so I know I had the pattern; but could I find it when I wanted to make another one last month? No, of course not. So, I had to fork over another $8 for a new pattern.

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    I had to pick up my machine that had been repaired. It was so beautiful that I stopped at a garden store, so there went the plans for sewing today. The flowers do look lovely.

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    I had a very productive day. I caulked for 3-3-1/2 hours, got dressed, stripped the bed, washed mattress pad. Washed sheets, pillow cases and three loads of clothes. Swept half the floors, mopped the kitchen. Made homemade pizza, sew on some binding, put away clothes.
    Tomorrow I will finish the other floors and laundry. I also hope to finish sewing the rest of the binding on my quilt so I can start another. Will be going to bed soon. I'm tired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    .....went through a huge back log of quilt magazines......what was I thinking? Now I am too exhausted to work on it.
    I laughed right out loud! Been there done that *too* many times.

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    Been there, done that, don't wish to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I had a very productive day. I caulked for 3-3-1/2 hours, got dressed, stripped the bed, washed mattress pad. Washed sheets, pillow cases and three loads of clothes. Swept half the floors, mopped the kitchen. Made homemade pizza, sew on some binding, put away clothes.
    Tomorrow I will finish the other floors and laundry. I also hope to finish sewing the rest of the binding on my quilt so I can start another. Will be going to bed soon. I'm tired.
    Where do you get the energy to do all of that?? God bless you. I know you're tired. Sweet dreams.
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    Don't consider it a wasted day. What you were doing was "Quilting Research". Who ever said quilting only encompasses actual sewing, cutting, etc? There are times when you must recharge your batteries, and I am willing to bet that a day spent going through old Quilting magazines has left you with tips, ideas and patterns you will use!

    I don't consider anything "quilt related" to be wasted time. It's all a matter of perspective! ;-)!
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    You sound pretty normal to me. Isn't it always that way when you put something away for later--never can fine it without tearing the whole place apart.

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    Won't tell how many times that used to happen to me. Now I scan into my computer what I want to save. It is sooo much easier to look through a picture file - esp with a slide show - than searching where I put all the magazines and such.

    An added plus, besides getting rid of the clutter - my quilting friends help me recycle those magazines.
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    My work for the day is over and it's only 6:50 a.m. Bootsie and Mittens caught a mouse and kept it alive so they could play catch and release. The last time that happened it got away. This time I helped them disable it. It is dead now, but they are still playing with it. I don't want to discourage them from catching another one so I'm letting them play with it dead. They are having a great time. What ever else I do today, like go to work......will be gravy because I have done my work for today by killing the mouse.

    Marcia yes that is Bootsie in my avatar.

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    I was inspired to work and rake outdoors since the weather has been cooperative, but my projects were short lived when I accompanied my husband to the ER for 2 hours while he had chest x-rays for chest pain caused by a lingering cough from his previous diagnosis of pneumonia a couple weeks ago. The cough just won't go away. How I wish 'dI had a pile of magazines to go through while sitting in the waiting room. (argh)

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    I put my patterns and things i need to ''see'', when i need a pattern, in a gallon size zip lock bag, and it all goes in the same place...if not I would still be looking for them. It does make it easier to just go through one tote and know whatever it is , it has to be in there.

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    I just hate it when life intefers with quilting!!
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who do these things.

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    If I plan to sew,can't look at sewing mags/books. Opening one mag means the day is shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I had a very productive day. I caulked for 3-3-1/2 hours, got dressed, stripped the bed, washed mattress pad. Washed sheets, pillow cases and three loads of clothes. Swept half the floors, mopped the kitchen. Made homemade pizza, sew on some binding, put away clothes.
    Tomorrow I will finish the other floors and laundry. I also hope to finish sewing the rest of the binding on my quilt so I can start another. Will be going to bed soon. I'm tired.
    WOW that sounds more than productive, more like spring cleaning. I had to wash walls and clean&rehang pictures after remodel of bathroom and kitchen walls. that I class as my biggest cleaning job in a long time. Good luck on finishing up, hope you had a good nights rest.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Because of the work I do, I have to keep good files. Get yourself an inexpensive file box, actually any box that you can put sorters labeled A-Z. You can start with A for applique and on down the line. I have mine in a large binder right now but will transfer to a clear file I already have. You can also to Office Depot or Office Max or staples. Any office supply store will do, They have hanging files that you can see through.

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    jmoore I had a lingering cough for a long time over a year (almost 2). I was on Lisinopril for blood pressure. My doctor changed my script. I had the cough so bad at times that I could hardly talk without coughing. It affected my job. Every time I turned around, I was coughing with almost every breath. The script change made a big difference. Also, I have an upper denture that hasn't fit right from day one. If I use too much adhesive, it makes me cough. Almost all blood pressure medications side effect includes a persistent cough. My chest exrays all showed clear with no signs of pneumonia or anything else. I coughed so hard one day, I cracked 3 ribs. I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and believe me that didn't help. I rarely cough any more and am able to conduct business (on the phone a lot)and relax. A simple change of script may be all that's needed.

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    Love to waste a day doing quilty things!!!

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    Now that you've spent $8 on a new pattern, the old one is sure to turn up

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