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Thread: Blessing in disquise!

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    Last week I was totally stressed because I was trying to get my two granddaughter's quilts done for Christmas. Then my brand new Brother machine froze up on me and had to go back to the dealer for repair (which he still has!). When I realized I wasn't getting them done it was such a relief and the stress of being on a timetable was gone. So I dug out my old machine and decided to do a few little things for Christmas instead. Today I made a placemat and mug rug for my mom and a little zippered wallet/make-up bag. I'm almost wishing he won't get the new machine done until after the holidays!! That way I won't be tempted to pull out the two unfinished quilts.

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    Quilt top for other granddaughter (before totally put together)
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    Pretty! And I know exactly what you mean about stressing over gifts. Every year I tell myself that next year will be different - LOL!

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    Good for you. Now relax and have fun doing little things for Christmas..Stress Relievers!

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    I guess that is a good/bad situation. Glad you can enjoy the season a little bit more. But, those tops sure are cute.

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    I just hate stressing over gifts, which is why I start very early with Christmas presents. Although, ofcourse, I see something else I want to make or buy, but I tell myself, that'll be for next year. I'm done for this year, but already thinking about next year!!!!!

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    Well so glad you had fun destressing....LOVE your work, everything looks wonderful...LOVE thr quilt with the flip-flops, sooo cute, Happy Holidays

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    I love all your projects!! :)

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    Pat - You are fast. How great everything looks.

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    You did good......time lines are nerve racking...
    I Love what you made.....
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    You have made some beautiful things. I quit stressing weeks ago. I have so MANY things to get done and no motivation to do any of it. So I just quit. Back in Oct I did a sewing marathon and finished 5 quilt tops in a few weeks....now they just sit...and wait for the motivation to find me again.....maybe tomorrow..maybe not.. =)

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    I know what you mean about the motivation, mine left me too, I had been trying to get my DD's quilt finished but the top is finished and I just quit. No motivation.

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    I love the first quilt. I saved a picture of it for making some day. I love the color arrangement.

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    The little projects are so cute. I wish I knew how to make the zippered pouch. The quilts are adorable and I love the colors. You did good.

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    Great projects!! :)

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    Beautiful projects!

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    Nice to have a back up machine. Great job and I really love the colors on the granddaughters' quilts.

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    LOVE LOVE the granddaughters quilt! :thumbup:

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    Those quilts are adorable I know your stress trying to get quilt done for granddaughter and still two blocks to go before I can quilt.And I have been baby sitting a lot lately for my grandkids so I'm starting to feel the pressure of running out of time .All your projects are wonderful.

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    Yes, we all make that promise!! You did great! Beautiful projects!!

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    Pat,
    you've made some very pretty things. It looks like your old machine is working just fine. :-D

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    Your quilts are lovely and your granddaughters will love them, whenever they are finished. In the meantime, it is good that you are not stressing out and enjoying yourself.

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    Your quilts are lovely and your granddaughters will love them, whenever they are finished. In the meantime, it is good that you are not stressing out and enjoying yourself.

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    When the time is right, the quilts will be done ... in the meantime, enjoy sewing!

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    Very pretty things, I love the colors you have chosen. Was there a pattern for the flip flop, etc blocks? I would love to make one like that.

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    Give them the tops and tell them they will get quilted after the holidays.

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