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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 2 of In Your Words Blog Hop

inyourwordsmallWelcome to my blog. I like to thank Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Linda of Buzzing& Bumbling for giving us our first blog hop of the New Year.
 
This hop was all about words, something that will give a little more insight to who I am as a quilter. The words that popped into my head were many, but what stuck out most was PROCRASTINATOR. Yes people, I am a procrastinator, I know it is hard to believe that I postpone doing something especially as a regular practice when it comes to quilting, but there you have it.

I like to really think of it as being a great thinker.
 
 The-gorilla_-the-thinkerI plan out what I want to do, find the fabrics I want to work with, and change my mine in the last minute. The other words that I have chosen is “SLOW”and “NO TIME”. Slow because I like to take my time in doing a good job. No time because I have procrastinated too long to get the dam thing finish.



So in saying that, here is what I will be hanging on my wall in the sewing room to remind me of my short comings.  SAM_2150SAM_2144SAM_2147SAM_2149SAM_2148
Over the word “PROCRASTINATE” are books, I love to read and before Kindle I had boxes of them. Now with the Kindle I have over 150 books that I have read, and I only had the Kindle for about a year in a half. For Christmas the kids brought me a Kindle HD Fire, now I am stuck playing the game Temple Run. Now you know what I have been doing instead of quilting.

By the way, as I was look through my Kindle to see what books I have been reading, I realized they are all paranormal, (vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night).  Over to your right is my Dresden Clock, just in time for the Do You Dare to Dresden blog hop starting January 24th. Click on my side bar for more information on that. This is only the second Dresden I have done, no make it the third. I will give you more detail on this in the blog hop.

And last, but not least the sewing machine. It represents my love of sewing (just wish that I got a new one for Christmas), but I will be getting one for my birthday next month, if I have to buy it myself, the hell with the Fiscal Cliff, I will find the funds. 

Now I will have a giveaway, I just need time to look through my stash to see what I might have to give away, or it might me a gift card. I will let you know by tomorrow and you will have until the end of this hop to leave a comment. Also, you have a second chance to win if you are a follower, so leave a second comment if you are following me or if you are just following me. How cool is
that.

thCAKC971UWell, I have to run and think of the fabrics I will be using for the Dresden Hop, It will take some thinking. I might even have it finished before it starts, I can only hope.     Here is the list for todays Hop.
Tuesday, January 8
Piece Peace (Patricia G.)
A Stitch in Time (Patty D.)
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
The Slow Quilter (Felicia F.)
 
The Great Thinker – The Procrastinator
 The Slow Quilter – (Felicia)















134 comments:

  1. You are a very honest and fun person. I like what you have written and I love the projects that you have shown. I will love to see them done

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  2. ohhh my your make me chuckle....great words

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  3. My goodness you are hard on yourself! We all procrastinate - it is human nature. And slow is good - few mistakes. I think you forgot one - creative. Your wall quilt is great!!!

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  4. procrasinating is good...not in too big of a hurry. I like thinking things through.....over and over....lol.

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  5. I am a new follower. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I really like your wall hanging. It is very creative. and it is ok if you are a procastinater cause I am one too.lol...
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yaahoo(dot)com

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  7. Great words that we can all relate to!

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  8. My dear...I don't see you as a procrastinator but as one who enjoys life!No one ever said quilting was about speed and how fast a quilt can be completed. sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Yes, a word I totally can relate to! :)

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  10. I love it! It fits me to a tee! But hey...if I am feeling it...I run with it...if not, might take me a little longer. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for the morning smile!! I am so there with you. Great wall hanging.

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  12. I know what you're saying...everything side tracks me! It's hard to stay focused with so many fun toys around! Thank you for sharing.

    Nini~

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  13. You could have been describing me!! I worry so much about the details that I don't accomplish very much. I am trying to change that this year - lofty goal :-) Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway chance!

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  14. Fun post...and I think you are not alone in procrastinating!

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  15. Many of us procrastinate. Sometimes my best ideas come at the very last minute! Your quilt is lovely!

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  16. Great words! especially 'procrastinate'!!

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  17. I think quilters often procrastinate on other things so we can spend more time quilting. lol. Great project--I love your sewing machine. What type are you getting for your birthday? I just broke down and bought myself a new (used) machine that will be for my birthday, Mother's Day, anniversary, Christmas, etc. this year! So much fun! So little time to do it!

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  18. I can drive myself around the bend trying to make some decisions, especially when it comes to quilting. Fabric choices can be a nightmare and then there's the actual quilting of a project. It would explain my stack of half finishes ;D
    Thank you for the chance

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  19. I think we all procrastinate to a certain point. the key is to eventually get'er done... Thanks for sharing.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  20. LOL loved the pictures of your quilt, your commentary, the gorilla and Donald.. funny blog.

    thanks for a chance.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  21. LOVE what you made- we must be twins both in our "thinking" and our book preferences!

    DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

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  22. And I am a follower! (LOVE the clock!)

    DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

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  23. I love your fabric sewing machine block. Looks like my treadle! I'm a procrastinator because I over-think things. I need to get over my drive for perfection, let go and just be. Those "free" moments don't come often enough... I need to think about how to nurture those "free" moments so I can do less procrastinating.

    Makes sense? Big hugs! I say buy the new machine. You're worth it, baby!

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  24. Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration, words and story. Without procrastination we would end up with no UFO's - just unacceptable - LoL Judy C

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  25. I LOVE reading your blog. I feel normal when I read your words. And I am a follower.

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  26. I Like your wall hanging. Can't wait til the Dresden blog hop.

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  27. That was great. I am a procrastinator too! I do get a lot of thinking done ;-)

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  28. Oh boy (girl!), I like reading your blog. Although I´m not a follower (have wordpress, not blogspot), I do visit your blog now and then :)
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  29. I don't think I even get started on thinking! Great words!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  30. I'm a follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  31. What a fun start to my morning. I just had to laugh at your post. No matter if you procrastinate or not, you have come up with a delightful quiltie! I just have to follow to see what your up to next! :-)

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  32. What a cute wall hanging, I knew you'd come up with something unique! I really like the little sewing machine :o)

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  33. This could describe me. =) Cute wallhanging!

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  34. What a perfect wall hanging for your sewing room! Thank you for sharing.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  35. I follow you via email & thanks for the giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  36. My goodness. Such beautiful projects, pieces of art! You can't go to fast when you are creating something colorful, new and exciting from small pieces of fabric and threads.

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  37. What a wonderful piece of art! Really beautiful. I loved the post too.

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway. Sometimes I think I am slower than Christmas. :)

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  39. I am such a procrastinator too! Instead of working on my project for the hop I am looking at others, I must finish! Great word!

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  40. While I can not afford to procrastinate, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference =) I also take my time making projects because I like to have everything in one place picked out and ready to go. I also have no time since I am a full time student with a 3.7 GPA. So sometimes you have to procrastinate. I call it constantly re-prioritizing. I'm sure whatever you chose for the giveaway will be lovely.

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  41. Such wonderful ideas! Love your work.

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  42. Fun post , you made me smile with your honesty and I am a bit of a procrastinator myself . Great work !

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  43. To funny, I just woke up and see DD on the pot ! LOL, girl I am having my morning coffee.. LOL

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  44. such a great wall hanging! I am also a procrastinator who works slowly and loves books and sewing!

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  45. As you can see from the comments - you are not alone in the world of procrastinators. You are honest, upfront, and have a lovely sense of humor. And going slow is ok with me!

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  46. We must be sisters seperated from birth! I am the "Queen of Procrastination". If you only new when I started my project to post! There is a reason that I have been following your blog! Great Job.

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  47. You have a wonderful sense of humor! Enjoy your twists and turns and the joys you find in communicating. Even the fun at work. ( sneaked a peek for past posts).
    Glad to see a glimpse of your world through your blog.

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  48. Hi!!! Great wall hanging!!! I have always thought that some people wait till the last minute and then they just get a rush of creativeness and make wonderful projects!!! That's my story!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  49. Cute quilt and waiting until the last minute has become my mantra lately. I think it is because I keep putting extra projects ahead of the one i am supposed to be working on. Looking forward to the dresdens also.

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  50. I love reading the same sort of stories on my Kindle. Thank you for sharing, it was fun to read your blog today. Love what you've done with the wallhanging.

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  51. Love your wall hanging!! Thanks for sharing a terrific idea!!

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  52. LOL!! You're a mess! In a good way! In the south that is a term of endearment as in to say you are one crazy lady!! Just like me, I'm slow and I procrastinate. I like all the items on your wall hanging. be sure to show us when you're finished...set a date so you will have a deadline. That's what I have to do and why blog hops help keep me focused...I don't always finish but I get close enough. Donald taking his morning constitutional is very funny
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  53. What a wonderful post! I think we all could be called procrastinators at times. :) blessings, marlene

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  54. I love the humor and honesty in this project.

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  55. Oh yes, I too am a procrastinator! Great post and hop - thanks for sharing!!

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  56. Your blog made me smile. Thanks.

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  57. No one can procrastinate like I can!!!

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  58. I am now a follower. Thank you for sharing.

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  59. So that's what's wrong with me LOL. I seem to have a whole lot of great ideas, but never get them finished!

    Lovely quilt :-)

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  60. You know, I do the same thing...so many good books/sewing projects, so little time! I mean,a person has to eat and sleep too, right? lol thanks for the hop and the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  61. I am a new follower. vickise at gmail dot com

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  62. How many of us are not in the same boat as you with our procrastinations? I know I am there too. Love to sit in front of the computer idling my time away playing games..... Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Love the words and how honest you are. I know what you mean sometimes you spend so long planning but no doing. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  64. I'm a procrastinator simply because I work best under last minute deadlines. Glad to know there are a lot of us out there.

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  65. Hee, if I had joined in this particular hop, I think PROCRASTINATE would have to have been my work also! My favorite quote is, "Why do it today if you can put it off til tomorrow?" Therefore, you know I love your quilt!!!

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  66. Ha ha! I can totally relate to your words! I am slow, a procrastinator and love to read...

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  67. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway!

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  68. Too cute -- I MEANT to join this blog hop and didn't sign up in time (which is sort of becoming a pattern for me) so I think we may have a few traits in common, lol.

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  69. As always, it is just such a fun visit to your blog. Your words look great on your project and are totally me. My Kindle Fire has me reading and playing Solitaire. Guess I better check out Temple Run. I happily follow you!

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  70. Oh I just love that dresden clock. Your project is lovely, I need a reminder like that on my wall too. ;-)

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  71. Hi Felicia,
    I love your quilt and you blogpost made me laugh, thanks!

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  72. I do follow you now ☺
    Hope to welcome you to my blog tomorrow when it´s my day in the bloghop.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  73. What a great post!! I'm still chuckling here - all by myself. I thought I was already following you but I double-checked and your blog wasn't in Reader so...I'm now following via Google FC and Reader.

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  74. If I were to have my own blog, The Slow Quilter, would have been my first choice of name!!! I AM a slow quilter - and somewhat of a procastinator, too. Besides, I love to read. Maybe your my twin!! lol Loved your little quilt; it says it all.

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  75. Rosemary B here: LOL you make me laugh. I think we are all slow and a huge bunch of procrastinators at some things.
    I absolutely adore your creation.
    This makes me think of my mother. She lives in Annapolis and she is 90 today!! (hubbs and I are going to see her tomorrow) She hates reading. she says reading is a selfish activity. After you are done you have nothing to show for it. LOLOL of course I disagree with her but.... she is 90 and I chose the battles. I do not want to be responsible for her throwing a clot in anger hahaha
    Anyway, she used to sew needlepoint, cross stitch make lace, dresses, everything. She made everything! And she thinks making stuff is better than reading. "You have something to show for it" she would say.
    I do not have my own sewing blog, but if I did, mine would be The Space Cadet! :-P
    Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous creativity, Felicia
    Even if you are slow, you know you are loved <3

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  76. "Slow and steady wins the race..." is what my dad keeps telling me. Loved your posting!

    Happy quilting,
    Cindy

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  77. You may be slow but I love your work!

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  78. Haha! Words we can all relate to.

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  79. I am a slow quilter --- I have 2 shopping bags of books to read. Wish I had more time in the day. Love your wall hanging. My husband says I am a procrastinator!

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  80. Seems I have been poking along to and taking my time gathering fabrics and supplies. These things do take time but it is better to be sure about those decisions than be sorry.

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  81. Slow but sure. As a procrastinator I'm sure you have lots of company and I'm one of them!

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  82. Hi meet your twin sister, once a friend gave me a turtle key chain because she said I was like a turtle slow and plodding but always reaching the finish line. I have a Kobo (like a kindle) and I read a lot to so that does take me away from quilting even though I love it. Your wall hanging is so cute and will look wonderful in your sewing room,reminding you that you do get things done.

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  83. I really like your wall hanging. I need it to go in
    my sewing room, because it fits me to a "T".Slowly, but surely, things do get done.I am the type of person that must go with my first chose of fabrics to use in a quilt. If I don't then I will become unsure about what to use.And it will take me forever to make up my mind.
    I love to read also. I have three bookcases full of books right now that I haven't read. My friends give me more whenever I see them.So I usually read about 5 a month.
    Thanks for the giveaway.(Love your blog. You make me laugh!).

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  84. I am an old follower through GFC.

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  85. You are not alone in being a procrastinator! I suspect there are a lot of us.

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  86. I love my Kindle, too :-)

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  87. Hello fellow procrastinator, quilter and reader... great project!

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  88. I am a slow quilter, procrastinator, quilter and reader. I am in the same boat with you. I have so many things I like doing and I want to do some of all. I am disabled also and some days, I am not able, but my mine wants to do, but the body doesn't work with the mind. Anyways keep up your good work. Have fun with what you do and enjoy your quilting.

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  89. I am a follower of your blog also.

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  90. I sometimes procrastinate too when I have a project that I'm not sure how to do. Thanks for sharing your projects and words.

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  91. Oh how I can appreciate the word procrastinator! If it wasn't for "the last minute", I'd never get anything finished!

    Love the quilt!

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  92. I definitely am in the right place. Procrastination is my middle name. Glad to find you. I am now following your blog

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  93. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. I think I might be a lost sister from another mother. I tend to prograstinate too. Actually years ago I did a speech in college and the topic was STOP PROCASTINATING, that parking signs weren't parking signs at all but motivational notes for people to stop procrastinating. Got an A+ on that one. lol

    Nice tutorial, thanks! Jane

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  95. I jst became a follower through Google reader, I like your style. Jane

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  96. I'm a professional procrastinator - especially when it comes to: housework, laundry, housework, more housework...lol!

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  97. Slow and steady wins the race. Great post

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  98. I had to beome a follower - sounds like me - the slow quilter. Seems like I make a million quits - in my head. I just don't seem to have the energy to get out of my chair or pick up the needle and stitch and yes, I'm a perfectionist. My seam ripper and I are best friends. I recently made friends with a lady who turned 90 in October. She wanted to see a quilt I had made. Well, that was a challenge because I have given away most I have made. I took three to her that I do have in various stages of "finish." She looked at them and told me that I am a perfectionist - that every seam has to join perfectly! Well, YES! She is a get it done kind of lady. There's nothing wrong with that either, but not for me!

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  99. I love love love your quilt. I love the sewing machine and adore the Dresden clock. You are clever! Glad you like your Kindle - I have one but would rather have a physical book in my hands.

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  100. I'm not a procrastinator, I'm a great thinker! Yes! Love your quilt. I couldn't get a book for book club so I got the audiobook instead. Now I love them. I can get so much reading done while driving, cooking, sewing etc. Jus sayin'.

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  101. Love your words! We all procrastinate,just some of us don't won't admit it :)

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  102. Ahh please do not be so hard on yourself! The other side of the coin is you wait until you have all your ducks in a row, and then you get done what needs to get done. You are thorough and work better under pressure. See? hehe. Be Positive. With that all said and done, your wallhanging is beautiful! I love your sewing machine! You did an awesome job and thank you for sharing your project with us.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I'm a follower via GFC.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. loved you blog it is 'so' me. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. hopefully I'm the lucky new follower. Thanks

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  106. You and I could be twins. I would have chosen the same words for almost the same reasons. Thanks for sharing. Love your little quilt.

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  107. I am an old follower (well, I am old but I have been following for a while now).

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  108. I love it! You've hit the mark. Could be me too!

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  109. Great project!! thanks for sharing

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  110. Procrastination is not such a downfall for me but underestimating the length of time things will take for completion which in the end means I am working up to the deadline. Your projects turned out really cute and hopefully you will look at them daily and they will give you a smile.

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  111. I love your project and I really really enjoyed reading about it! I will definitely be visiting your blog, and often!

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  112. I am a new follower!!!

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  113. Very creative. Love the books & sewing machine. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. I'm a procrastinator, too...

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  115. And I'm also a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance!

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  116. i got such a chuckle out of your post!! Thanks for sharing!

    I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  117. I do procrastinate on some things, but I like to get things done, so I can play.

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  118. I am also a procrastinator but I am getting better at making myself get things done and not leaving them until the last minute. Sometimes though I think I do a better job when I am under pressure to get it done.

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  119. Wishing you a swift reovery.

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  120. You certainly aren't alone as a procrastinator. Luckily, I work well with looming deadlines, but I wish I were better at pacing myself!

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  121. Your humor is a great lesson for me as I'm going through tests for a possible surgery. Hope you have a good recovery. When my mother went through knee surgery, a friend who is a nurse loaned us a machine that iced my mother's knee periodically as she sat in her recliner. No messy ice packs, tracking time, or tote/fetch dependency. Then,going through physical therapy (no procrastination) really put her back on her feet walking without pain. She did use her crutches instead of a walker.

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  122. You are so open and I think that is great! You help me accept myself a little better because I am a procrastinator too. Love the applique on your quilt. Where did you get them?

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  123. now that's a word that could be us all at different times of our lives.
    thanks for sharing and be good as you recover ... you only get one chance to heal up right....:)
    in stitches

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  124. I am also a procrastinator! I get frustrated with myself. Every year I make an effort to improve but I don't make a lot of headway.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. New gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  126. I am a slow quilter myself ... and a procrastinator ... I feel right at home here ... :) May your surgery and recovery go well ... Pat

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