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Thread: This week's motivational pep talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    The rule at our house is - it's OK to write your name in the dust - just don't date it !!!!!!!!!

    I've heard that after SEVEN years dust won't get any thicker.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I'm in and hopefully I will get something done. This move to new apt has been something else but I think I am almost done. I want to quilt again.
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    I'm in also
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    So 4 days down and I've sewn every morning. Little steps!

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    I am in. I finished a table topper yesterday except hand sewing the binding. I will do that on my next night shifts at work. Today I am finishing the machine applique on another table topper and hopefully machine quilt it tomorrow. Yes it is time to get these done. Once I get these down I will start machine quilting larger quilts that I need to finish.

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    Hello!

    My name is Delma and I am addicted to quilting!!

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    Only two more days to go! I'm anxious to see how everyone has done. I'm still on track and accomplishing quite abit compared to what I have been getting done. Let's keep going!!!
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    I'm in. I have started 2013 motivated. I went to get a doctor appointment after putting it off for months (all right, my DH got me in the door.) I started an exercise program at the Y (water aerobics) this week. Need to start working on my sewing room so I can sew. I can do it...I can do it.

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    I have most of my UFO's together..organized before I moved 2 weeks ago...Right now hand quilting a top I had done..I also joined the fabric moratorium, and will be organizing sccraps to make scrappy quilts to use these up!

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    My problem is I sew continuously. I have to force myself to clean the house, wash the floors, cook meals, do housework in general. It's just my husband and I now so things don't really get dirty, but they sure get dusty. I can sew all day and listen to audio books. I have lots of book work to do as well for our farm, and two other businesses and I hate not sewing. At least I am never bored. If YOUR bored stay away from me. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    My problem is I sew continuously. I have to force myself to clean the house, wash the floors, cook meals, do housework in general. It's just my husband and I now so things don't really get dirty, but they sure get dusty. I can sew all day and listen to audio books. I have lots of book work to do as well for our farm, and two other businesses and I hate not sewing. At least I am never bored. If YOUR bored stay away from me. LOL
    Oh heavens !! No, I'm not bored!!! I just have so much to do and so little time to do it!! But, I am disorganized , I guess. I put things off and leave them for later. I get into a slump every now and then. But, I'm never bored!!! I think its housework!!! I hate housework!!!
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    okay i first want to thank you for trying to get me motivated by having me sit and read SEVEN pages of posts. now that the cracker tube is empty and the tea is cold, my iron has automatically shut off and im getting a butt-cramp i think i can swirl this here lazy chair around back to the machine again. that whole post about seven years the dust not getting any thicker? THAT made my day! count me in, ill post a pic on here every saturday to show you all what i have gotten done. got to keep me on my toes! thank you much for the most enjoyable read
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    Ok everyone, how are things going? I finished one of my son's shirts and I've been working on scrappy blocks. I've got quite a few scraps that I want to start making the blocks so I don't get overwhelmed and try to do them all at once. I seen (I think it was here on QB not really sure) where someone shared a link on 'making' material from scraps. Scraps were sewn together then cut into manageable squares. So I've made some scrappy sq's where they are somewhat color cordinated, and I'm also working on the 'making' of a square - that one is kinda fun to do! So, I'd like to hear what you all have accomplished so far!
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    Well....got some books/mags out of the house and passed on to Mum's craft group. Spectacle case still not done...but sorting/de-cluttering of my workspace just about complete....have to lay out my DIL quilt top, so I can get some sort of inspiration to commence the back. Really need to get some cutting of blocks underway in an effort to reduce the number of bags stacked everywhere. Trying to do a little each day - no matter what. GFG is an ongoing thing, managing to do quite a bit of handpiecing every night. Trying to keep my garden alive in this heatwave....so far nothing has turned up its toes, so worth persevering with the handwatering. Stay on track fellow quilters....even 15 minutes a day will be worth it.

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    I'm IN...just finished up one t-shirt quilt....first one...so ok..now on to the second one...well that one is not getting done that quick..had to clean up and get rid of some clutter myself...dust and vacumn the sewing room...Where or where does all that fuzz come from....??not by cutting fabric ...NO...just little dust bunnies aworking at all times..got the t-shirts cut and fusible ironed on....now...Oh NO..friend called to come help her longarm quilts for customers...2 days now gone....ok back to the t-shirts...No...gotta check the computer see what's going on on the QB....now its midnight..guess I better get in the bed..Church tomorrow...maybe just maybe I can sew tomorrow evening...ssshhhh...I said maybe...sure would like to go to Hancocks..see what they had on sale...or maybe I might get the t-shirt blocks started...but that's.after I check the QB..........Happy Quilting everyone...
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    So how is everyone doing? I have gotten all my blocks quilted and the first border. Just have the second border to do and I can bind. I'm 3 weeks behind what I had planned....but it has been hectic and I did have to spend a full weekend digging out from the Blizzard of 2013 aka Nemo. Trying to get back on track. Would love to hear how everyone else is doing.

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    Hi All, my scrappy quilt has quite a few sq's now....but so many more to go....I've been making 1/2 sq. tri. and playing w/those. Need to make some 1/4 sq's....been somewhat busy trying not to let the dust bunnies take over and also helping DH make an 'ant' pantry.... that what I call it....remember the 'grasshopper and the ant'? My shelves are kinda bare but we'll be doing more canning this year....can't wait! Well, GD is here now....gotta go feed her.

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    I'm almost ready to put my drunkard path quilts together. I have quilted 2 more quilts on the machine. I am almost finished with my entry in the Miller Bowie Quilt Show that is coming up in April. I would show you what I'm doing but I want it to be a surprise!! I might break down and show it later. Gotta make a few minor adjustments and then get it reay for quilting! All in all, I am proud of what I've accomplished since I started this thread.
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    I managed to piece the last hexagon block for my GFG WIP....now have to lay them out and number them and do the three hex joining pieces...Still practicing FMQ on the chair throw...have completed 2.5 rectangles....it's not great, but I can see improvements in subsequent rectangles....Had a power outage and a run of extremely hot days...so energy levels have been flagging, but I'm not giving up. Too much to do...it's good reporting in on this thread, keeps me going. De-cluttering bug is still biting so that's a bonus too.

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    Sorry cant join as I must finish the baby quilt as baby was born yesterday a girl called Lili- Mae.
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    Plan for today - as soon as I log off the computer - Finish the border quilting on my Strip Pineapple and start the binding. Planning on doing the hand work as I sit with my DH watching a movie this evening. THEN I will finish piecing my Pie in the Sky.

    Happy Quilting everyone!

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    Update to above. I actually did it - finished quilting the Strip Pineapple, have the binding set for hand sewing - as well as started. AND, I started the sashing of my Pie in the Sky. Good day!

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    If we all keep cozy in our sewing room, being productive we'll get through the long weeks left of winter and have some lovely quilts to show for it. I keep on pushing myself not to lose my quilting mojo as cabin fever is trying hard to set in.

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    During my "Christmas Vacation", I pieced a Disappearing 9 patch for a friend's first grandchild. That was after driving 2500 miles to visit D & SIL in Alabama. Got home, purchased a 2' x 4' adjustable leg table, setup at "child's table height" have finished quilting (pebble stipple all over) and actually gave it to my friend at end of January. Speed record for me! That table made all the difference. Am now working on finishing 2nd maternity top for my daughter, she's in her first trimester and being slender, not too many of her tops are going to last long! waiting for the knit fabric I've ordered, will be making her some more tops and capri pants.

    I think my physical comfort made all the difference in my motivation!

    Good luck to all. And this quilting board is an awesome place to refresh, recharge and share. Thank you all!

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    Count me in..Lord knows I need a little push. Not been very motivated since getting sick the beginning of Nov...Been through URI, flu, pneumoni and infected tooth. Now behind 30 or more quilts to be quilted for charity and three quilts I have started for next Christmas. They will be very involved and need to have time to concentrate on them and them only. Also am baby sitting grandaughters new puppy while she is in school or at athletic activities...I must have a hole in my head.........

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