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February 27, 2019
Creative Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, Podcast #96 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

We got seven straight days of rain last week and, yes, I was feeling pretty blue. I had to stop and work my way out of a dark spot and it made me think about how differently I work through sadness now than I did several years ago. See what I’m working on around the house and the huge progress I got on my new Eye of Calm goddess quilt during this podcast:

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December 12, 2018
Day 12: A Goal Reached! from Nestlings By Robin

Goals keep us focused and motivated even when they seem a bit too far off.  I feel it is good to have attainable and 'unattainable' goals because you really just never know!! Plus when one goal is achieved, you have to set a new further goal.

Years ago I wanted to be published and I meant a book but I started with a magazine and then another and another.  It challenged me.  When my book was rejected multiple times it hurt but I kept submitting to magazines.  I still love getting into magazines and this year I hit the jackpot ...

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October 8, 2018
Motivation from Quilting Solutions

Summer was like a feather, softly  floating down that briefly brushed my cheek before it was blown away.  I haven't sewed a stitch in three months.  What happened?  A busy summer filled with a lot of very physical yard work, a lot of visitors, sewing room used for guests, and some medical issues (DH - not me).

I am noticing what is jabbing me to get motivated again:
1.  DH is feeling better.
2.  Yard work is done so I am not so exhausted.
3.  I am back to my regular exercise routine.
4.  I downloaded an audiobook and am ...

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August 27, 2018
Changing two things to increase my creativity! from Quilting with Claire

Here’s how changing two things increased my creativity.  I am continuously surprised at my productivity this year.  Not only have I started many projects, but I have also finished a bunch.  After having made almost nothing in the past two years, I am really happy of my results.  What has changed? There are two things … Continue reading "Changing two things to increase my creativity!"

The post Changing two things to increase my creativity! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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July 23, 2018
1 Simple Step To Beat Procrastination from Adele Mogavero

It only took one simple step to overcome my procrastination. After I finished my Summer Home Decor Collections, I took a much needed break…but When it came time to start working on my Fall Home Decor Line. . . I

The post 1 Simple Step To Beat Procrastination appeared first on Adele Mogavero * Del~Lillian's.

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May 24, 2018
The Chickadee from Simple Bird Applique

I have been slowly working away on The Chickadee block and I am thrilled to say I am finished.  I must confess, I am mighty pleased with the way it turned out.  This block is the first of 13 blocks I am making that are inspired by Canadian birds and flowers.  The blocks will be stitched together to create a quilt, although each of the single blocks will make lovely stand alone wallhangings.  Your choice!


I taught this block at both Retreats I recently hosted at Fireside Retreat in Orillia.  It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced stitchers ...

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January 31, 2018
Are you still excuse-ing? from Professional Quilter


Last weekend I met a good friend Mariellen for tea. She was still telling me that she was just about to get her new business launched, something I had heard for several years. I waited to hear her latest excuse.

Over the years I’d heard lots of reasons or excuses from Mariellen. She didn’t have the money. The time wasn’t right; she was too busy. She was afraid she’d fail at it. Her kids needed her. Her parents needed her. She needed new headshots, but she had to lose weight first. She couldn’t launch without ...

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January 26, 2018
why should you sew quickly? from Charm About You

My sewing has slowed WAY down, practically to a stand still. It wasn't really intentional, it sort of just happened and I've been wondering why. Of course hand sewing is slow, perhaps it requires a certain frame of mind or mood, but how do you keep up the momentum?

I started off making quilts quickly with my machine, then once I started doing English Paper Piecing I realised how nice the change of pace was. All types of hand sewing became my passion and the fact that projects are portable, easily picked up and put away, made them ...

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October 1, 2017
2017 Finish-A-Long • Quarter 4 from Charm About You

It's time to link up your list of unfinished projects that you propose to finish in Q4 of the FAL. We are hoping that the FAL community will be finishing a lot of projects as we move into the last quarter of the year.

The FAL is hosted by a community of bloggers across the world. Our hosts are:
  • Sarah - Sew me - Northern Ireland ...

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September 27, 2017
Play your own game! from Professional Quilter

It’s football season. I live in a home where “Sports Center,” “Inside the NFL,” and similar shows are often on the television. I am sure some of you can relate. Most often they become “white noise” to me. Recently I happened to hear a conversation about a specific football player, whose name I don’t remember. One of the commentators said that this player needed to be more careful not to get caught up in the game around him.

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As I heard that, I thought about how easy it is to do that as creative arts ...

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