Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chocolate is good for the morale!

Readers, do you reward yourself for hours of monotonous hand sewing? - I am thread tracing this skirt:


I mean, I can cross-stitch without any problem. Once I start cross-stitching I can't stop. I tend to cross stitch everything. I get lost in cross stitching...

Anyway, thread tracing is different. This is something I am not crazy about at all! And this skirt has seven main pieces, plus seven facing pieces. And I am getting tired of it, and at the same time I got to finish it today.

Normally, when there is chocolate in house, I would divide the boring part of my sewing in chunks and reward myself for each part with a piece of chocolate. Yum! Seven pieces - seven chocolates! Plus facing, ooooh.

Source
That's the picture on my tea mug! Yes, I know...

So, I am asking you, do you reward yourself for hard work-in-progress somehow??? I know what I am going to pack as a part of my Baltimore emergency kit! Chocolate is good for the morale, readers! Feel free to confess!

17 comments:

  1. Sometimes the reward is getting to the next piece :-) I do like chocolate and wine as a post-sewing day matter of course.

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  2. Chocolate feeds my soul.  But wine is my reward of choice.  Also, never drink & sew unless you are fond of your seam ripper.

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  3. Make sure you keep some wipes close by so that all that "evidence" is not left on your fabric!  

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  4. I reward myself with playing videogames, or with buying more fabric! There's no way in the world I could take more than two pieces of chocolate in a day!

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  5. Hmm macarons and dried mango maybe?  Oh yes there is chocolate :-)

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  6. Nope, I don't ritually reward myself with food for sewing progress.  If I did, I'd soon resemble the figure on your mug.  One of the benefits for me of sewing is that food doesn't mix well with it.  As I get older and my metabolism slows,  I realize that if want to maintain my weight it is necessary to turn my focus to activities in which food is not a prime actor.

    This is not to say that I never eat candy, or that I'm as fit as I'd like to be.  But to eat chocolate would never be a conscious reward, rather, it would be a recipe for disaster.

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  7. I like to stretch, or walk briskly for a few minutes.

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  8. I've never had chocolate stains, but I have had blood.  What a drag.

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  9. oh Marina, why do you keep tempting me with beautiful ideas and projects??? I saw this skirt too and was dreaming about having that silhouette and the guts to wear that skirt. Can't wait to see yours. I am also doing loads of hand sewing as part of the couture dress...I reward myself or rather entertain myself by watching Desperate housewives episodes as I stitch. 

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  10. Debi_myhappysewingplaceMarch 23, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    I saw your challenge over at Burdastyle and I am so loving it! I reward myself with wine --even though it is completely counterproductive!! hahaha

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  11. I confess I am not overly fond of chocolate so do not use it as a reward. In sewing at the moment, my reward is the finished item (or moving to the next stage).

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  12. I go for a bike ride to clear my head and to reward myself. Korean popcorn is my chocolate. It has a hint of sugar and no fat.

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  13. I think it's fabulous that you reward yourself with chocolate!  I confess, I tend to reward myself with patterns.  I've gotten so good at rewarding myself lately that my boyfriend has told me he will no longer let me have bacon when he makes it.   This is punishment indeed.   Best go buy another pattern to cheer myself up!

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  14. Ah I wish I could reward myself with chocolate!! I'd be as big as a house though, so I reserve the chocolate supply for emergencies only LOL

    Instead, I make a list of steps I need to complete for a project and reward myself by being able to cross things off - I know it sounds lame but for my weird self, it totally works LOL.

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  15. But haven't you heard? People who eat chocolate have lower BMIs! Chocolate is slimming!

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