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    This week's motivational pep talk!

    I have been spending way too much time doing other things instead of working on my umpteen projects that I have started. So, I have decided that this week will be one of working on trying to complete some of these things. I hereby promise to do my best to stay out of the stores, off the roads, off the phone, less time on the computer and try my very best to get something done. Who's with me???? I will start a new thread at the end of the week and post my accomplishments. If you are game to join this challenge to ourselves, then please watch for it and be sure to add what you get done to it. It can be done!!! I can do it!!!!!
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    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!

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    Do they have to be quilting UFOs? I could use some motivation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Do they have to be quilting UFOs? I could use some motivation!
    Not necessarily. I think we all need a little motivation every now and then on all kinds of things. Of course since this board is where we discuss and show our quilting or other sewing projects, I just figured that this week, I'd concentrate on quilting things. Perhaps if we get motivated to clean up some UFO's and started new projects or whatever, some of that motivation will spill out into other areas of our lives. I'm also getting motivated to lose some weight so I'll feel like doing more. The main thing is to get motivated to get things done!!!
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    I'll try to keep up with the rest of you. So many UFOs and too much time cleaning house and on computer. Thanks for the thread, hope we can stay motivated.
    Kitsy

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    Count me in.....2013 got off to a really slow start for me, so this week whilst left to my own devices I'm getting off my bottom and doing some serious de-cluttering/organising/culling patterns and books/sorting/cutting the 10 bags of scraps stacked on the floor and intend making a Seminole spectacle case. By night getting along with my GFG.

    It's early afternoon here (Tuesday) and very,very hot...but my computer desk is clear and clean, three bags of paper/old mags out in the recycling bin, fabric set aside for the spectacle case and just about to wash a stack of fabric. Tomorrow I'm off to buy files/dividers and continuing to sort books and patterns (all my double-ups and "why am I hanging on to this" magazines/patterns/books are being boxed and put in my car so I can drop them at Mum's place for her craft group ladies.

    Look forward to seeing your progress and maybe it will keep us all going

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    I have 3 quilts that I need to put the binding on that I walk past every day, look at and say maybe later. Hopefully I will follow your lead and complete at least one of them this week. Then again, maybe not.......
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Count me in! Been unmotivated since my heart attack in April. Unsuccessful in finding a job, but DH is ok with me not working, so have all the time I could want. I have managed to get a few tops done for charity. Got one on the wall I have to finish this week, tired of looking at it lol.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    I'm in. I've committed to the fabric moratorium so this will help me use what I have and finish my UFOs. I really don't want any UFOs, though I don't mind working on two projects at once. I have some major decluttering to do, too. Hopefully I can do both.

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    I'm in. I am 2/3 done setting my sewing room up. I have two quilts to finish for baby showers Feb 16th and 23rd. Plus several baby outfits to make. Also, two of my best friends b'days are in Feb and I have projects for them. I need to stay focused.
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    OK Im in

    I have several things in the fire...LOL ...tonight I had quilt time and didnt quilt but I did bake 3 hams..one for us ...my son's family and my daughter's family and fixed dinner completed with chocolate cream pie covered in nuts and drizzled with white chocolate...Starting tomorrow evening I after coaching son thru a toilet repair its back to the sewing machine to finish prepes for a class I am goona teach and to finish several other quilts inthe works by the weekend
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Turn some tunes on, relax and sew. Just focus on one project.

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    Chopping down the UFOs is actually causing a little bit of peace in the sewing room. Finished a Christmas project this week. Was to start on another UFO today, but received an invitation to join my daughter to see an embroidery machine demo at the sewing center. How could I pass that one by? I know I'll be in "dangerous territory" by going there, but c'est la vie. Staying off the computer is a Catch 22 situation. It's where I get my inspiration and my motivation. I don't spend very much time on the phone, but I do like visiting on the chat with you, #1piecemaker. One thing I definitely need to stop doing NOW is printing pictures and patterns of quilts I'd like to make. I would have to live several lifetimes to get it all done. And seeing this long bucket list causes a lot of stress. So I will be content to press on and do the best I can.
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    First things first!

    Count me too!
    First I have to declutter my sewing room. It's the landing place for everything that goes upstairs
    But I am committed to finishing those pesky WIPs & planned projects THIS YEAR! No excuses ...
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    I'm in! I have spent the past 10 days working in my sewing room and getting things "re-organized" again. The clutter gets to me after a while and I just can't stand it any more. I decided that I would not sew another stitch until I could get this room straightened out. Well, I am almost there....Organized my "Quilts in the Raw" ( fabrics gathered for a particular quilt) into clear plastic boxes and on shelves....Fat Q's and stash (less than a 1/2 yard) in clear plastic boxes and color organized)... Patterns gathered and in one place and recorded (so I don't purchase it again!) and shelves organized and patterns printed off the computer and out of magazines catagorized and now in loose leaf notbooks and labeled. Quite an undertaking here!
    I am ready to start on a new project and now have one started for my grandson's birthday....got some of the pieces of the quilt cut out and layed out...didn't like some of the fabric, so have had to order another yard to go with what I have....now I've been delayed again... Not sure he'll have his quilt for his birthday or not now ( Feb. 7). Hope the fabric get's here quickly!.....sooooo, while I'm anxiously waiting for the order, I will continue to work on my applique' of "Affairs of the Heart"....( my only true UFO that has been started, other than this new project for the DGS)....
    I am soooo ready to get some of these "Quilts in the Raw" made.
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    Count me in. My Bernina is in the shop so I can't work on quilting; but I have some piecing I can sew on my Featherweight and I have lots of hand sewing that I need to do. It would be good to get those thing out of the way so that when I get my Bernina back, I can focus on FMQ.

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    Onward towards the UFOs!! I'm in!!

    This is a new year and I need to get back into the swing of quilting. I now have too many ufos. I just put one on the frame and I have been "practicing" ruler work on it and today I have two BOMs to do. I also gave my son fabric and an IOU for a quilt for his couch. None of that even covers my avitar quilt, and three others just "a sittin".

    I can not wait to see what you all post and if I stay committed!!
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    count me in! i made a promise to myself that in 2013 i would spend two hours a week on quilting/sewing/knitting, ect...i know, for many of you, you're like "two hours a week???"but busy with kids, hubby, working full time, and horse, dogs, ect....i run out of time. i'm pleased to announce so far i'm sticking to it

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    I'm off to a good start. Last night I finished sewing all the blocks needed to make a Drunkard Path. This one is going to be really wild. Its maroon and white. Hand stitched more smaller DP blocks for a brown and green one. Getting ready to piece a back and load the machine for one to quilt!! Now, if I can just keep it up!!! I'll be real embarrased if I don't have anything to show at the end of the week, won't I?
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    Thanks for the pep talk!! Just last night I picked up my hand quilting again (for more than 5 minutes..) it felt great!! I'd put it aside during the holidays... but, clearly, the holidays can no longer be used as an excuse!! ha ha... we all need a little pep talk occasionally!!!
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    Since our move into our new house, I have not been able to get much in the way of quilting done. I have several UFO's that need to be finished, still need to refold and stack boxes of fabrics to fit on the new shelves, and the list goes on. I am also trying to make a couch cover...that is going to be first on the list today.

    Motivation, its our goal....Motivation it feels so great....Motivation RAH, RAH, RAH (lol...just trying to help)
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    One thing I've been trying to do is cut down on computer time and spend more time doing what I really want to do. I find, however, that it isn't enough time to check FB, email, QB and other things I want to do! Alas! But I do get more done when I spend less time on the computer.

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    As I was reorganizing my "quilts to be made", I found some fabrics for projects that have been in plastic baggies for up to two years. Egad!!! What beautiful fabrics I had forgotten about. Took them all out and placed them where I can now see them and USE THEM!! Must do this more often, fewer trips to buy fabric for me. Whoopee, save money, I like that.
    Kitsy

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    Amen to that!
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    Does it matter if you can write your name on the dust on the furniture. I hate housework after 55 years. There ought to be some kind of law or something that says you are forbidden to do housework after 65 yrs young. Don't you agree?I am In .
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