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From: maggie2
Date: 06-23-2007, 01:20 PM (1 of 10)
Hi everyone,
This is my first time posting. I've been a lurker for a while. I love everything about quilting especially reading about it and dreaming about the ones I'd like to make. However I haven't done much sewing in months. I've been going through a rough patch in my life and can't seem to get motivated to sew. I'm hoping that by getting involved here I might find the spark I need to get me going.
I love reading about what you guys are doing and have learned so much from you. Maggie
User: maggie2
Member since: 08-12-2006
Total posts: 6
From: PaulineG
Date: 06-23-2007, 06:33 PM (2 of 10)
Hi Maggie and welcome.

Maybe you just need to plan a couple of really small projects to get you started off again. The instant gratification thing often works for me.

Or, being a quilter - go to the fabric shop and start playing with fabric combinations.

Last but not least - why not just sit at the machine and practice/learn a skill you've hankered after.

Have you got any UFOs at the moment?
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: MaryW
Date: 06-23-2007, 07:04 PM (3 of 10)
Hi and welcome to Sew Whats New.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: vickki
Date: 06-23-2007, 07:37 PM (4 of 10)
Hi Maggie2
Welcome to the group...I'm also from the East....Just outside of St, John's.Glad you joined us.You'll sure get motivated here....Vickki:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: cshortsew
Date: 06-23-2007, 10:30 PM (5 of 10)
Hello and welcome to the group.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: esrun3
Date: 06-24-2007, 03:07 PM (6 of 10)
Hi Maggie2, welcome to the group!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: MartySews2
Date: 06-25-2007, 08:16 PM (7 of 10)
Hi Maggie, welcome to the group. I'm not a quilter but maybe you can re-kindle your sewing spark with a table topper. Quilting and sewing in general are very addictive.
Happy Stitching!
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: maggie2
Date: 07-30-2007, 08:49 AM (8 of 10)
Hi and thanks to everyone for their warm welcome.

Well it looks like my sewing slump is going to last for another while. I ended up in surgery this month and won't be able to do much for 8 weeks. But I'm still able to read all about what others are doing so I'll have to get my fix that way.

Hi Viccki, it looks like I'm in your neck of the woods.

User: maggie2
Member since: 08-12-2006
Total posts: 6
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-30-2007, 10:05 AM (9 of 10)
Oh Maggie2, hope that you are doing okay from your surgery. I'm reading more than actually sewing. In fact, I haven't made anything in over 8 months although I have done some hand embroidery. I did motivate myself with buying some vintage sewing books. Now, I'm itching to get sewing again. Reading sewing books and working on hand embroidery is how I sew when I can't use my machines. Happy Stitching!
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: lendube
Date: 07-30-2007, 12:06 PM (10 of 10)
Welcome, Maggie,

I think sewing is the perfect remedy for any slump! Hope you heal very quickly and get your machine humming.

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
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