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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 634514 views.

Hi there!

Yes, that's funny, even more so as I've got some 14 in. pink and green floral blocks completed, in a Dutchman's Puzzle design.  Also going to do quilt as you go, but in two columns.  Will involve some hand sewing, but I don't mind that.

Like you, we can go to the grocery store, pharmacy and other "essential" places.  For example:  pet supply stores, dry cleaners, etc.  We can still buy wine, and also cannabis for those who are so inclined.  Mind you, if this keeps up for a month or two, I can see a lot more people heading for the cannabis store ....

Anyone who has a captivating hobby is so lucky at this time.  I too have a neighbor who is going nuts.  She's a school teacher and lives on her own.  No hobbies.  A bit depressed.  I try to get her to walk with me.  She'll be retiring in about 5 years, and was saying that this is making her realize that she'll go crazy when she retires.  I keep telling her that now's the time to actively seek a hobby or two, and start doing it.  That way, she'll look forward to retiring and having more time for her hobby/hobbies.

Looking forward to seeing your green/pink floral quilt !

So glad that I have hobbies! I can see where people without hobbies are going nuts but there are still things to do like reading, cooking, organizing stuff and cleaning, starting a journal, calling your friends, learning something new like a language.

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Mishii said:

The only thing I made at retreat was the quilt from hell.  Ellen sent me home with homework because I didn't finish the other one.



From: Mishii


Sandy in TX (Centergranny) said:



Mishii said:

Find a permanent spot for your Accuquilt

I wish I had a permanent spot for mine. It seems permanently closed up ; (


From: latterberry


Well, when we both get our pink and green quilts finished, we will have to have a show and tell!  I'm taking a bit of a break and working on making some face masks for our local hospital had read that the home made ones weren't really effective, but the hospital is actually asking for them. Of course, we quilters have plenty of scraps to work with!

Yes, your neighbor will have to come up with some type of hobby that she enjoys or go crazy.  I worked for our school district for 28 years and was more than ready to retire.  I enjoy solitude.  I grew up an only child on a farm with the closest kid miles away and I live in the country now with a workaholic husband so I am pretty used to being alone.  I don't mind at all and if I have to be around too many people for too long, I get a bit crazy.  My neighbor complains about being bored, but I must admit that I'm never bored--too many things I like to do.  That may change when I'm no longer able to do them!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Don't worry, Sandy.  I'm with you.  I need to find a permanent spot for mine also.

I have been very uninspired to sew, well I want to but when I go look at the sewing setup in a room that is now packed full of boxes that need to be sorted and repacked I really lose all desire to sit and be creative. Yesterday I took the fold up table, machine and some projects upstairs to the area that I used to sew. Of late it has had paperwork in piles all over the room so I cleaned all of that up and put in boxes. Now I have a table that looks out to the mountain again (where I used to sew when I lived here full time, 4 years ago now). Hopefully I will be able to do some fun sewing again.

What I have been doing every day is cleaning and sorting boxes and such. I have made progress but have not turned the corner to really see the end. I figure if I just slog thru it a little every day I will get there. Today's plan is sorting all the fabric gifted to me a couple of weeks ago that is in a pile of bags and takes up lots of room. Also want to go thru some boxes that have books because I know I will not be keeping too many.

I do hope to report some actual sewing progress soon.