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Thread: Any night owls sewing tonight?

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    Any night owls sewing tonight?

    I am looking at a long night. I have a craft fair Saturday and am no where near ready, so I am sewing to the wee hours. Anyone else find themselves sewing late into the night? What are you working on? For me, it's rag quilts. Lets cross our fingers I don't fall asleep in the process!

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    I just gave up the ghost. But went down to the studio at 9pm to get at least 1/2 the binding put on a 108 x 86 client quilt. Good luck staying awake. Do Not sew your finger in! Will also hope for good results at craft fair.
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    I can't sleep, and was just looking at fabric to make table runners and hot pads for Christmas gifts. Only slept 2 hours last night stressing over a doctor appt today, and now can't sleep because of the info I got today at it..May get going on them, or sew stockings for an orphanage house my girls and I are adopting this Christmas...

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    Working on an applique' crazy quilt for a co-workers premature baby. I have to have it all done by December 21st for our winter break. I feel sooo behind, so here I sit trying to get the embroidery details in on the applique' that I already have done.

    Wish me luck I get this all done, last time I take on a project that is all hand stitched from start to finish....UGH

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    I'm usually a night owl and often quilt/sew into the wee hours. I'm just more productive at night. . . I should be a 3rd shift worker! I spent most of the day working on a couple of Christmas presents and a doggie coat for my Toby. I have an eye appointment tomorrow morning so I have called it a night; want my eyes to be rested when they get checked!
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    It's 1:00am and I had to give up. My back is killing me, my eyes are dry, and my wrists hurt from fighting the rotary cutter. Time to call it a night. I've cut, pieced and quilted almost 18 hours today. I will be up again in 6 hours to do it all over. Luckily, my late night efforts has left me with the flannel cut for 3 rag quilts that need done tomorrow. And thankfully, I stopped before I sewed my finger or something!

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    It's another night here reading the quilting board, wondering how to get everything done at home. I'm on my 10th day in the hospital, my timing for getting sick has put a huge monkey wrench into Christmas.

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    Wish I could work late into the night but a year or so ago I found I kept making mistakes after 9pm so decided it was best to read after 9 and leave the sewing for day light hours.

    Good luck and I wish you the best for your Craft Fair!

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    It's 11 pm here and I am sewing a doll for my youngest grandgirlie, sewing bindings and contemplating the pillowcaases I'm going to make. I'm thinking I might make some mug rugs too.

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    I know it is 7.30am here and just finished breakfast. Reading quilting board and planning my day of sewing but must go food shopping as well or shall I do it on line for delivery? I plan to finish my bucket holders for friends and just wrapping up 2 gifts. I am waiting for a twister ruler to finish a test pattern I have designed, trust me to select a size of square I don't own.
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    Night is always a good time for me. I got home from Bible study around 8:30, checked my emails and watched the X Factor with the hubs. Had a little snack and now I'm cutting 5" squares and 3" squares out of all my green fabric. The 5" blocks are for a Christmas tree wallhanging. The 3" squares are for yoyos. I have been covering cone shaped styrofoam with yoyos. I made one scrappy and one in white, beige and cream. The second one I have added buttons, flowers and ribbon for a real shabby chic look.
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    wow-so many night owls.I can not do that anymore.when I can not sleep at nite-because of fibro-I used to sew.then when I really woke up I had to un-sew all the time.so now I just lay in bed or watch tv-less un-sewing that way.
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    Well, I was back at it by 9 this morning. Got a rag quilt done, and worked on some binding on table runners I have sitting around when I needed a change of pace. Just got my daughter off the bus and am waiting for DH to come home to take over with her so I can get back in front of my machine. Another late night tonight, but I do find I make more progress that way - the kids are all asleep and not asking a million questions about what I'm doing! I do find that once I'm tired, I'm DONE. Couldn't keep my eyes open anymore last night! I'm not sure I'm cut out for the craft fair route - I may just be too much of a procrastinator!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krsy View Post
    It's another night here reading the quilting board, wondering how to get everything done at home. I'm on my 10th day in the hospital, my timing for getting sick has put a huge monkey wrench into Christmas.
    So sorry you are in the hospital,,I know how that feels. In the last year I was in the hospital 5 times for resp-iratory failure. I now always have some hand work for sitting in doctors offices, and if I am admitted...One time they kept me for a month..almost had my kids bring my sewing machine in!!

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    Oh my, I hope you get better real soon. Prayers go out to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Krsy View Post
    It's another night here reading the quilting board, wondering how to get everything done at home. I'm on my 10th day in the hospital, my timing for getting sick has put a huge monkey wrench into Christmas.
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    it's 11.00 pm here and I will be helping a friend more house tomorrow and I should be asleep.

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    I couldn't sleep so finally got up at 3 a.m. I'm machine appliqueing shapes I cut out of little Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts onto hot pink and black animal print knit fabric. They were too small to make a regular t-shirt quilt. It's for an 8 year old girl who loves all things bright. I would rather be sleeping, but I seem to get a lot of insomnia sewing time! (You can see the next project in the picture...ugly wrestling t-shirts to be made into a quilt.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krsy View Post
    It's another night here reading the quilting board, wondering how to get everything done at home. I'm on my 10th day in the hospital, my timing for getting sick has put a huge monkey wrench into Christmas.
    Someday you will look back on this time as a blessing. Many years ago I had booked TWO wedding cakes for the same weekend -- the week of Christmas. I was a teacher and baked and "did my thing" at nght and on weekends. This was going to be during the Christmas break. Well on the last day of school before the break, I landed in the hospital and remained there until Dec. 26. First thing I had to do was make calls and arrange for someone else to take care of these responsibilities. Things fell into place and everyone involved was very understanding. That was probably the best "rest" I've ever had despite the fact that I was pretty sick. My grown children got into motion and took care of holiday meals and celebrations. Things seem to fall into place if we just take it all in stride and accept.
    Krsy, I wish you well and a quick recovery. In the meantime, relax and focus on healing. Everything else will take care of itself. Merry Christmas.
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    I wish I could sew at night on the week-end. I can be a night owl and thinl I would get a lot done but my machine is in the front of the house and my machine faces the road and I[m pretty much a chicken to be up there late at night. I know I could get a lot done, I just need to get over the fear factor.
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    Sorry to hear you are so sick your in the hospital . Pray you are well soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sguillot View Post
    I wish I could sew at night on the week-end. I can be a night owl and thinl I would get a lot done but my machine is in the front of the house and my machine faces the road and I[m pretty much a chicken to be up there late at night. I know I could get a lot done, I just need to get over the fear factor.
    Move the machine??

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    I am so sorry for Krzy and Pat625 for their medical problems.. I hope you both return to good health soon. I will pray for you. Let us know how you are doing.

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