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non-stop quilting

I've been sewing like crazy since before Thanksgiving, but felt pressured to get some overdue projects done, as well as prepare for our Christmas bazaar. The Christmas quilt is one I made for my incredible sister, and I just pulled it off the long arm machine today and need to bind it.

Do you feel a sense of pressure to complete tasks while you still can?

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Yes, and sometimes I wonder why I've waited so long. Plenty to still do, just lacking energy and motivation, however, I still get at it. The last two days we've had terrible Santa Ana winds. Not good for here in SoCal. very dry and added an extra day to my things to do. Repairs being the latest. greaterexp very nice quilt. I'm sure your sister will love it. If not, I will provide my address. lol

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Ooohhh, we've been hearing about the winds. Stay safe and don't take any chances if fires erupt.. I'm up north near Sacramento.

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very strong winds. Not near the typical burn areas, more "in town" living, but too close for the smoke. Thanks CalfeeChick

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Stay safe!

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Sorry to hear the winds are back. I grew up in Santa Barbara. Those winds have always been worrisome, especially now with the drought. I hope you weren’t to close to the Thomas fire. Linda

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Oh my, your quilt is lovely and your sis very fortunate. I've never done Quilting, but have recently been visiting the local sewing machine store and have a growing fascination with the "long arm" machines and those that you can program. Amazing! Just not sure where I'd put another machine and the supplies. Yes, I do feel the need to complete projects and perhaps think of starting some new. I've bundles of yarn all over the house and two projects promised for friends.

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Our long arm machine is an old one, so it’s all freestyle. The frame is about 13 feet long, so it’s a big space commitment! I used to hand quilt everything, but I’m not sure how much longer I can do that, so I can’t be a “quilt snob” anymore.

You’re a rather talented crocheter! Crocheting takes up much less room, too!

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greaterexp that quilt is incredible. You can see it's made in love, what a gift you have, and what a blessing for your sister, she is one lucky lady, it's beautiful. As for getting tasks done, I like to do one project at a time, get it finished because you never know when it may be taken away from you. At one time I may have several projects on the go but now I like to see them finished. Blessings Jimeka 🦋 🌈 🤗 🍫 👏👏👏👏

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Wow! What a gorgeous quilt xxx 😊😊😊😊

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The quilt is beautiful and you are so lucky to have a sister to give it too. As I read everyone’s replies I realize my knitting group that I belong to has started up again and I have not done much on the hat I was knitting. Better get to work I guess.

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I am so blessed to have her. She would give me her kidney, and probably both, if I asked her.

I should have waited to take picture after I quilted and bound it, but it won’t look much different.

I hope you’ll post a picture of the hat when you’re finished!

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Wow! You go, girl!

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This is so beautiful. You have an amazing talent. I keep telling myself that if I can do it today, I'll probably still be able to do it tomorrow. But, if I quit, and don't try for a while, I may not be able to do it again.

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Very pretty quilt! I’ve never been the “crafty” type but I am an organizer. I’ve really let the house get behind on decluttering/organizing and it is driving me batty. I have been trying to tackle at least one project a month now.

I really want to try and travel more often as I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it as easily when I’m older and potentially have progressed further. That’s one reason I also want to get a scooter-to open up more opportunities to go do fun stuff with the family.

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I hope you find a great scooter and will let us know what you choose. I’m trying to think ahead a bit, too, and do what I can while I can. I have no idea how my disease will progress, so I want to create some great memories for my family and friends now.

Our houses never really seem to be completely clean or organized, but I don’t put much importance on that anymore. I have to admit it does bug me a little, however!

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That is really nice 👍 I still have some quilts my grandmother 👵 made🤗 They seem to last forever when taken care of😉 Mine are over hundred years old 😲 You do great work. 😃🐶🐩🐾🙏 Ken

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Ken, you have some treasures! I’m glad you recognize how much went into them and are taking care of them.

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@greaterexp That is great that you can still do projects!! I can no longer crochet or sew or work with my hands; can no longer clean house; can no longer visit; can no longer type much on pc; my goal is to start giving stuff away so my daughter doesnt have so much to do when I am shipped off to the nursing home or I leave this earth. It was an awful week that I had to do that for my mother, and I don't want to put my daughter through that, so I have started giving things away. That's my project - deciding what to live without now. But, your blanket is absolutely beautiful!!!

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agapepilgrim I’m sorry about your limitations. It astonishes me that we adapt to our limitations and find ways to do what we can. You have a gift of encouraging others, and that is priceless.

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That is awesome 😎

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Dpjinx. Yes I do. I’m still working on some myself 😊

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The quilt is really beautiful! What a special gift. I too, feel lots of pressure to get things done.

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The quilt is beautiful greaterexp! And yes... I feel pressure to get projects done. It’s made worse by the number I stockpiled while selling my house and living with family. The idea was that I’d need things to do once back in my own place. Now I have too many projects and not enough motivation.

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I do hope you’ll post pictures of any project you finish! It’s very encouraging for me to see what others are doing!

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How beautiful! I love the colors

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That's beautiful sister!😀 thank you!😄 greaterexp it's stunning, your sister will truly love it!💕

J 🌠

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You’re very funny, Sis!

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How beautiful and what a blessing for your lucky sister! Yes, I feel pressure to finish my projects, but does that keep me from starting more? Nope!

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That's a lovely quilt, greaterexp

Sometimes I push myself to get at things, thinking that I might lose the ability to do them in the future, like I did with sewing by machine, but it doesn't last long. I plod along, and if I find someday I can no longer do it, i'll either find a different way or find something else to do.

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I think I should do as Tutu recommends and begin each day by asking God what I need, really need, to do that day. I still find myself pushing to get tasks done. I try to remember "people, not projects," but it's hard to change my "hard-wiring!"

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I’m still working on that, greaterexp. I’m doing much better than I was a couple of months ago, but I still struggle to recognize my limitations before I’ve run out of energy or hit that proverbial wall. 💕

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It’s beautiful, greaterexp. Your sister will love it! I continue to be awed by all the talent here. Keep the pics coming.

And yes, I continue to push and do and attempt while I can. 💞

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