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ofenjen
Sep. 20th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC)
Super cute Linus top!

If you're napping on the weekend, you clearly need a break. Be gentle with your mojo, it'll come back!
jewells68
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:25 am (UTC)
I am usually too tired on weeknights to do anything other than a little tv, a little computer, a lot of dishes, and then bed. So I guess my body is trying to catch up.

I really do love when people donate pre-cut blocks, especially when there's enough to make a whole top! But I really don't need to make more tops, I need to quilt and finish the ones I have.
ofenjen
Sep. 21st, 2016 03:37 pm (UTC)
Pre-cut blocks are awesome! Many years ago, my Linus invested in an AccuQuilt so we could take some of the less than beautiful fabric or really scrappy stuff and churn out pre-cut quilts. It was a great investment and we've had hundreds of quilts made from those kits over the years. Instant gratification quilting!!
suzyquilts
Sep. 20th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
The candy quilt is so cheery! I agree with Jen, we all go through times where our crafty mojo takes a break and I'm thinking that's the time we need to refuel. As the Stark's say, Winter is coming. That seems to be the - at least for me - best season for crafting.
jewells68
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
It's not so much my crafty mojo, I'm just physically too tired to do anything on weeknights after work, so that just leaves the weekend, and apparently I'm still catching up on my sleep then, too. Oh well, It won't take up any more room to store a quilt top than just the blocks them selves, so when I get the energy I can finish the tops I have lying around.

My project room has the best-working heater vent in the house as of last year (they are gradually dying throughout the house) so I will enjoy time back there when it's cold.
clumsy_chord
Sep. 20th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
I won't pretend I love the fabric for that little quilt, but it looks like a fun, child-like quilt :D Even though you feel like you're getting nothing done, you're clearly putting a lot into getting caught up on your Linus stuff in the last little while.
jewells68
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:30 am (UTC)
I wish I had the energy to work in the evenings after work and then dinner, but I'm just fried. My working hours are chock full, too many projects for 40 hours a week and they've banned overtime for the time being, so I feel like a hamster on a wheel at work. Weekends I guess I spend a lot of time just decompressing and resting.

I wouldn't want the fabric for me, for sure! But I think a 2yo will love it. And that is, after all, the whole point, lol.
clumsy_chord
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:44 am (UTC)
The work situation sounds frustrating. Like, they've been cutting your staff back and back and back and now that probably means they've noticed everyone is doing all kinds of overtime to get things done, so now it'll be the NO OT thing for a while, and then it'll turn into the 'Why aren't things getting done?' thing... frustrating.

Sometimes you just need to rest. Like you, I never get anything done after a workday and my workday is generally pretty chill. (We used to have SO much work and now we don't, but they haven't cut hours to compensate for the drop off in the workload. I've cut my department's weekly hours myself, because I can't stand the waste and having people around doing nothing, but it has meant we can take our appropriate breaks every day and have a chance to breathe a little, instead of running at full tilt all the time.) When I get home, I usually wind up reading a bunch of crap on the internet and maybe reading a book or watching a little tv and then I cook dinner and then do the same thing before going to bed. Nearly all the crafting I do, I do on the weekends, but sometimes even that doesn't happen. Sometimes I go sit in my craft room for an hour or two and think about doing something, but never actually do it.

Anyway, crafting is supposed to be relaxing and a good time, but right now, you obviously need something different. No harm in that.
jewells68
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:55 am (UTC)
"Like, they've been cutting your staff back and back and back and now that probably means they've noticed everyone is doing all kinds of overtime to get things done, so now it'll be the NO OT thing for a while, and then it'll turn into the 'Why aren't things getting done?' thing... frustrating."

NAIL. ON. THE. HEAD. Just in our local office alone we've gone from a staff of over 70 to about 30 over the past 10 years or so. Same amount of radio stations. Sales goals have gone up every year while the sales staff is down to 5 people not counting the two support staff (of which I am one). If I hear "PUSH PUSH PUSH" one more time or read it in another email I am going to push push push that person down the stairs.
vickybaggins
Sep. 20th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)

Good for you taking some time to just chill, the Linus top is cool to xx

jewells68
Sep. 21st, 2016 01:31 am (UTC)
Honestly I don't think I have a choice, my body just falls asleep!

Thanks, I think it'll make some 2yo a happy kid.
vandachit
Sep. 27th, 2016 05:50 pm (UTC)
I think that sweets quilt top is cute. I think any kid would love that quilt. Hope you had a nice relaxing weekend.
jewells68
Sep. 28th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's hanging up ready to be basted and quilted if I ever get motivated to do so. ;)
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