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Done... So What's Next


I am finally done with last year's #100day100blocks quilt. I absolutely love it but I must admit that I made choices that really taxed my brain. When I get an idea in my head I find it very difficult not to overthink it. So my thoughts spiral, often for days or even weeks, leaving me exhausted and sometimes burnt out.


September was also a very busy month for me. On top of my video production, I had a three-day BERNINA Canada conference, a 10-day trip to the Netherlands with my mom and a three-day sewing retreat with my original sew-sisters. All were fantastic experiences and I am so glad to have participated in them, meeting new friends and embracing the old.



But now my introverted self needs to be home. It’s time to regroup, rest and take stock in the peace and quiet of my own space. The past two years have taught me a lot about my personal energy. Many people think that I am an extrovert because I like to get stuff done. And compared to some family members, I look like one. But after any kind of event outside my home, I need rest and quiet.


So I am heading into my sewing room and taking a good look at my stuff. What projects do I want to finish before the new year? It’s time to dig out my seasonal fabrics and decide if I am making anything for the holidays. Because we all know that everything


I’ll try not to overreach and keep the projects to a minimum. But that’s a battle for another day.


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Marti Parsons
Marti Parsons
Nov 02, 2022

We are on the same page! So many people think I'm an extrovert.... until I'm not. I have to plan days ahead for a commitment and then days after to recover. Some people understand and some don't. I hold on to the ones who do!!

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Elizabeth Huffman
Elizabeth Huffman
Nov 02, 2022

I, too am an introvert. I learned long ago that I could deal with people for short times, then I needed to recover in the quiet of my home.


Covid allowed me to *hide* at home and not associate people, making it more difficult to force myself out of the house. I am slowly beginning to be around people again the first cruise helped some, and I'm beginning to go to conventions again.

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Unknown member
Nov 01, 2022

The 100 days quilt is gorgeous with the blues and purples, and that blast of light yellow green. Wow.

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As I get ready to show my Illusion quilt at our guild meeting, I am proud that I completed a quilt Way out of my comfort zone. I too am an introvert and am welcoming the quiet relief of making some charity quilts that don’t require my brain to spin. Rest, recharge, and enjoy the ride.

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Love how your quilt turned out! I saw that Gnome Angel was on day 64ish of her 100 days quilt. Is it too late to join? I've got such a bug up my butt to combine a Tula Linework with rainbows with some Kaffe flowers and blacks and whites for a Kinship Quilt.

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