01 February, 2011

Pace Yourself!

When it comes to me and my quilts, slow and steady wins the race. You know, Mr. Aesop was pretty smart, it really does all comes back to this:

"Give yourself the time you need to find your dynamic balance and rhythm before your body decides for you. Remember, you want your life to be a marathon not a hundred-yard-dash, so pace yourself."

~Betty Mahalik

Life is Good!


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7 comments:

*karendianne. said...

I'm having a sewing outing today and I really needed this reminder so I will come home and rest rather than stay too long and push myself!

Nane said...

Yes it seems that I make more errors when I rush. Thats why block of the months are good for me I guess!

paula, the quilter said...

I know when to quit. In fact it was happening to me on Sunday when I was working on the Double 4-patch. After the third time of making the same stupid mistake, I shut down the sewing room and spent the rest of the day with hubby.

Gari said...

This is a lesson that I get to relearn every once in a while. But when I remember it, I live with less stress. And I do try to remember that my quilting/sewing/crafting is the fun I have in my great retirement.

Angie said...

That would be me :D slower than the turtle!! :) The bread is as delicious as it looks and smells. Wish you were here to have a cup of tea and toast with jam. :)

OhQuilter said...

Two friends I know well! As Winter tries to finish up I can move from a "Hare" phase to a "Tortoise" phase. I hope! That Hare needs a flannel quilt for his nap!

Gail said...

That's a great quote Debbie. I think I'm one of those people that goes full tilt (I think I havwe a touch of OCD) and then suffers from burn out.