Today is beautiful outside. Brilliant blue sky. Cloudless. Took the day off and hibernating at home, and having a busy quilting Monday. So fun!

A busy quilting day.
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Sometimes a person just needs a “mental health day” as my sister would say to do something fun and personal.

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Today I did not listen to the news, or check social media. I put on fun music that I enjoy and opened the windows. The phone is off (I know – scandal right!).

I went through a pile of about 40 quilt magazines that were given to me, and pulled out two patterns. The magazines are now ready to go to the recycling bin in town when one of us heads that way.

Sewed together five rows on the mystery quilt. I love the colors but am ready to move on to another project. This one has taken way longer than I normally spend on a quilt.

Mystery quilt rows

Located a pattern I would like to make a wall hanging from next that involves stars.

Washed a stack of fabric that I traded another quilter for. She had some different spring type colors than I do.

My point is this:

If you have a chance to take a few hours or a day to just do quilt related activities, please do so. All of us need time to recharge and do something that fulfills us.

I used to think it was very selfish, but time has taught me that I am a better person, a better employee, a better spouse, a better parent if I simply take a short time for myself to recharge and relax.

Enjoy a busy quilting Monday (or any other day of the week).

Other quilters say:

How Many Hours A Day Do You Spend Quilting? – The Quilting Forum – Missouri Star’s Quilt Community (missouriquiltco.com)


Author: IndianaQuilter40

Made first quilt by myself in mid teens. Addicted to quilting. Love using simple quilt patterns and giving them a twist so they are my own....Live in central Indiana. Raised in Montana. Have traveled and worked all over US and in Germany. Certified medical coder, HIM manager, and medical record auditor. Married for 30+ years to a wonderful guy who likes my quilts. We have grown children and starting on grand-kids.

2 thoughts on “A BUSY QUILTING MONDAY”

  1. Oh my goodness! an amazing post. You have no idea how much I needed to take a “mental health day” and just do something quilt related without any interruptions!! I took your suggestions and turned off the phone, the news, and outside world. I feel so much better today and so much more relaxed. And my project is so much closer to being done because I focused on it for several hours without interruptions. Thank you so much.

    1. You are so very welcome for the suggestions. I just know that sometimes I need to turn the world off and hibernate in my quilting world. You are so right – projects get done quicker without the interruptions. Happy quilting.

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