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Thread: The Quilt Show BOM

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    The Quilt Show BOM

    I know I haven't been here in awhile, posting anyway, but I do read. I seem to have lost my mojo lately.. like for the last year. I've hardly worked on anything, just go to work, come home, and do a lot of nothing. My job is up in the air, parent company declared bankruptcy, hundreds of people let go, and no idea really what is going to happen when. I suppose that probably contributes to my overall malaise.

    Just about the only thing I have worked on is the BOM from The Quilt Show. Obviously I haven't done much work on it since I am several months behind. This is what's completed so far, month 5, and I have the 9 diamond-shaped blocks (months 6, 7, & 8) that go around the outside about done, need to do the applique stitching on them.
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    It is beautiful so far. Sorry to hear that things are unsettled in your life right now.
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    That is beautiful!

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    ​Absolutely gorgeous start! I hope your job situation improves.

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    Hang it just as it is and enjoy looking at it every day. Your subconscious mind will work on it and when you are ready and have your mojo back, you'll likely be surprised at how easily the new work progresses.

    That said I can so relate to your 'malaise' and the stress you are under. It's a kind of depression and even grief process. Like other forms of grief, it needs time to work through. Sometimes a little temporary chemical help provides relief. If you opt not to go that route, it's okay, and we all support you. But stay with us so that if this lingers we can all listen, send cyber hugs and encouragement, and help make sure you don't get stuck for the long term.

    Your project really is terrific and will stay that way while you enjoy it this way!

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    I really should hang it up so that I will see it all the time. Have thought about seeing my doctor but, I can't even make myself do that! Funny, but not.

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    Keep going, your quilt is fabulous.

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    well, you still do gorgeous work. I was wondering about you just the other. Hope things work out for you job-wise.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    I have really missed seeing the pictures of all your beautiful quilts. This one is going to be beautiful, too! It already is. I hope you can get back in your groove before long. Take good care!

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    What a beautiful quilt, keep working on it as it is glorious!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    wow keep going... I have the look and pattern

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    Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are really beautiful and beautifully appropriate for this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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    So far what you have done is beautiful. Hope things get brighter in your future.
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    oooh, aahhh! another beautiful creation, Pam!
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
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    Sorry about the difficulties at work, but you have not lost your quilting talent. That is beyond incredible!

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    I saw this when you uploaded it to the BOM section on the TQS site last year.
    The colorway you choose is so ......peaceful and calm.
    Beautiful work.

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    That is beautiful, such lovely colors and your piecing is fabulous! Try to quilt a few minutes each day, especially when you don't feel like it. Maybe that will help. You have a wonderful talent. Hope things go well with you. Will keep you in my prayers.

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    It is absolutely beautiful! Sorry you are not feeling up to par....has your MD checked you out? Sometimes it is anemia or vitamin deficiency that is an easy fix. Also depression can do that ....with your job situation. Pray you feel better
    soon and if you lose your job that you get an even better one!

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    Pam,
    How about if we agree that you will check-in here in this thread, by, say, Thursday of this week and tell us/me when you have made the appointment with your doctor.

    In return I will commit to post that I have nearly finished piecing the African lapas quilt that I have been procrastinating over for 5 months....and it's a commission for a darling teacher from northern VA! I just don't want to get on with it, can not make myself start each day, and have been making a thousand excuses not to work on it. It's becoming a huge problem and is now almost overwhelming me every day that I think about it.

    Agree? If we both have an agreed deadline, friend to friend, maybe we can bite this bullet and move forward a tiny bit. One step at a time.

    I commit to working at least 6 hours on the lapas quilt by Friday 8th. Jan in VA
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    Wow! that is just gorgeous!

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    Beautiful work! You're working on a piece of art! I know exactly how you're feeling, too. I was laid off in 2009, called back, laid off again in 2010, called back and in 2011 laid off again...for good. I was off 5 1/2 months, sent out 75 resumes and did a lot of praying. I knew I didn't want to go back to that field - poor prospects for my future (I don't want to be off work anymore as I want to retire in a few years!) and I was 55! I asked the Lord to put me into something NEW where I could learn new things, and through helping people feel good about myself. He answered that prayer in a BIG way. I was hired in a completely new field, primarily because of my customer service skills. Our medical/dental/vision coverage is completely covered by the company, and I make a little more than I did before -- but what is most important to me is I LOVE my new job. So you see, what seems like the end of the world sometimes isn't. But I totally put the whole thing into His hands, and I'm thankful everyday for where I am now.

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    Nice to see you back Pam! Your quilt is looking great, can't wait to see it finished. I find sewing & quilting to be therapeutic and it seems to improve my mood when I'm down. I hope things work out ok for you.

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    The work is beautiful. Love the blocks, colors, and sorry to hear of all that is going on. I said a prayer for you.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

    Susan

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    Welcome back Pam and thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.
    Hope things will get better for you.

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    GREAT so far; you could make a living making those beautiful quilts! Hope things improve for your health and work life/ you take care of yourself and remember we all care about you!
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