What started out as a bright, sunny day has turned into clouds. Have so many "must get done by September" projects, but being in an RV, by the time I get everything out it is time to put it all away. Having a cold/allergies doesn't help a lot either. Have a Round Robin vest that needs to be quilted before it is assembled. Have some ideas, but have hit a mental block on what else to do. So much fabric, so many projects, so little time.

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Comment by Christine Groendyk on July 22, 2011 at 3:29pm
YOU GO, BRIDGET!  Good luck on that diet...giggle. Sounds like you need a trip to sunnier climes. We have an awesome retreat in Arizona come January. Check out our website... havasustitchers.com  look under Quilting at the Lake. We still have room in some of the classes. Room rates are reasonable and we have a super time.
Comment by QuilterBridget on July 22, 2011 at 9:50am
I used to do the opposite; I'd quilt until I was in the mood to stop.  Messy house, take out dinners, etc. was the result.  Lately I've not felt like doing any of it.  Must be the weather...today it's raining and the high is supposed to be 65.  We haven't had much of a summer this year!  I was working on a few different quilts last weekend, but I lost interest; that never used to happen.  But today I'm going fabric shopping in anticipation of my fabric diet (which starts next week).  Gotta get that last fix in; and fabric shopping always perks me up!
Comment by Christine Groendyk on July 22, 2011 at 1:30am


How about rewarding yourself for doing housework by giving yourself equal time quilting? I am one of those crazy people that does all of the cleaning in one day and then I don't have to look at it for a week at least. I have also convinced ds that he can clean so I can play. :)

Comment by QuilterBridget on July 21, 2011 at 1:01pm
Should the same three hour rule apply to housework?  I can't seem to do much of that either lately.  No quilting, no housework.  I need to snap out of this.
Comment by Christine Groendyk on July 21, 2011 at 12:48pm
Bridget, Your weather sounds like the usual weather in Michigan...winter and construction. I hear you about being bored with what you are working on. I've heard that the best thing to do is to spend no more than 3 hours on any one project and then go to another one. That way you don't end up hating anything you are doing. They will all get done, but you will enjoy the process a bit more.
Comment by QuilterBridget on July 21, 2011 at 10:16am

I'm there too with projects going...yet I'm itching to start something new!  I have four that I'm actually working on, but I get bored so easily.  It's a wonder I've made any quilts at all!

By the way, I'll take some heat and humidity any day...I'm on the Oregon Coast.  We have two seasons...warm rain and cold rain!

Comment by Christine Groendyk on July 20, 2011 at 5:01pm
Martha, I have all the time in the world...I am retired...just run short on creativity at times. I have seen on the tv how hot it is all over the USA. We are use to the high temps, but usually don't have a lot of humidity. If it gets to 15% we are miserable. Can't imagine what you are going through. I am making a point of finishing some started projects, one at a time. Too bad that life gets in the way...paying bills, balancing the checkbooks, doing the laundry...you get the picture. All I ever want to do is get up, grab a cup of coffee and sew!  It is starting to cloud over, so we may get some rain again today. We are spending the summer in Flagstaff. That is 3 hours from our home. It is in higher elevations, so it is cooler. Hope it cools down for all of you that are suffering right now. Have fun sewing. Will talk to you later. Chris
Comment by KATY LYNN on June 22, 2011 at 2:07pm

I love cloudy days....it makes me really want to quilt something!  Some days are a little overwhelming so

on those days I just get out my stack of quilt books and take a couple of hours to just sit, relax and look

through all my quilt books and quilt patterns.  Maybe I don't get anyting acomplished that day but I just love to browse and get ideas. 

Comment by Christine Groendyk on June 21, 2011 at 8:56pm
Haven't started quilting the vest yet. Have been teaching the past two days, and the family was up over the weekend. I was taught to put your quilt on design wall and let it talk to you. Have a personal theory. If there are a lot of straight lines put in curves. If there are a lot of curves use straight lines.
Comment by QuilterBridget on June 21, 2011 at 11:39am
Have you started quilting the vest yet?  I hate it when I get those blocks...I'm having one right now.  A quilt is basted and ready to quilt but I just can't decide on how I want to quilt it.  I've been looking at it for about 5 days now and still can't decide. 

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