Quilting Withdrawal

I have been away – without Internet connection and have done absolutely no sewing in the past 3 weeks!  Yes, I am going through quilting withdrawal!  At least it will be an easy fix!

A creation like this was on our beds each night!


SEW …. How do I know I was going through quilting withdrawal?

  1. I didn’t get to talk about quilting on the cruise …I would mention that I was a quilter and I would get polite smiles and comments like “my ancient great grandmother was a quilter.”
  2.  THEN, on the LAST day,  the LAST time I was in the elevator, just before we got off the ship and one lady mentioned that she hadn’t met a quilter on board and there were THREE of us in the elevator!  GROAN – missed opportunities!
  3. My sewing machines are feeling neglected … I can tell – there is dust near the needles!  (Dust on the top is normal around here!)  And – they are calling out to me … SEW, SEW, SEW
  4. When I did have Internet connection, (for about 10 minutes in each port), I diligently downloaded the clues to the new Bonnie Hunter mystery.  I think I must have read each clue at least 4 times …
  5.  I’m still debating about the mystery … not whether or not I’m going to do it – but which colours I will use …. usually by this stage, I would have both clues in progress ….
  6. I’m really missing my quilting buddies … a LOT!  It seems like ages since we’ve sewn together
  7. I’m a bit annoyed that I have laundry and more laundry and even more laundry to do …
  8. I’m annoyed that I have to go to the gym before I can sew (my own rule!)  And aren’t rules meant to be broken? unknown-jpg

Stash Report

Fabric Used this Week:     0  yards  
Fabric Used year to Date:  171  yards
Fabric Added this Week:    0  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date:  62 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017:   109 yards  

UFO tally

UFOs completed
Jan:           2
Feb:           0
Mar:          0
Apr:          0
May:         2
June:          4
July:          0
Aug:          1
Sept:          2
Oct:          5
Nov:         1
Dec:          0

There are 27 UFOs left to complete

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Happy Quilting

29 thoughts on “Quilting Withdrawal

  1. Hum, I can imagine quilting withdrawal when there isn’t even internet to see what others are doing. I some times take hand appliqué with me on vacations — but knitting socks is smaller although it will take longer to finish even one sock! Hope you are getting some one-on-one time with your sewing machines.


    • Hi Donna, not so sure that I want to spend that kind of money … I do enjoy going to all the activities and would hate to be in a room without a view – even with “sea days”.


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  3. I decided to forgo On Ringo Lake this year too. I’m still on clue 1 and 2 of En Provence!!!
    Glad you had a great cruise!! Can’t believe it took you to the end to find a quilter!!


  4. Hi Gail,
    Welcome home! I am sure your sewing machines are happy to have to back in residence. They are patient . . . and will wait for you and the gym to connect. Maybe not sew much understanding for the laundry . . . seriously, dirty clothes?! They can wait. Get going on BH’s mystery – I saw you need 200 of clue #2. WOWEE! ~smile~ Roseanne


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