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Thread: How do you find the time???

  1. #76
    Senior Member CindyBee's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    I am amazed at the productivity of this group as well as some members of the guild I belong to. Except for the occasional garment I didn't do much sewing during the years that I worked. I'm OCD about housework and never had any energy left over. I started quilting when I retired, the last child left the nest and I could claim a bedroom as a dedicated sewing room. Now I devote mornings to my exercise, housework and errands and spend afternoons and weekends in the Woman Cave sewing. "To everything there is a season". I do admire those who juggle work, children and housework and still find time to sew.

  2. #77
    Senior Member ddrobins1956's Avatar
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    May 2007
    I didn't spend nearly as much time sewing, when I had a life....lol. You know, when you are working and raising kids and volunteering at school and driving everyone around; there was never enough time for me things. Now that I'm retired and can pretty much do as I please, everyone grown up and on their own , it's my time to play. Now I truly have the time for all the things that I love. Your time will come too. Enjoy what you are doing now. I'd do it all over again , if I could.

  3. #78
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    Dec 2009
    Mid Tennessee

  4. #79
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    Oct 2009
    Maine-ly Florida
    Not so much time for sewing, plenty of time for fabric buying! lol,

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    SW Iowa
    I am amazed at the quilts some people can create. It takes me forever to do one.

  6. #81
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    Nov 2007
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    I call it stealing moments. I work full time, but as a teacher, so there are many vacations to spend sewing. My days start at 5:20 am to do barn chores, then prepare for school. If there's 10 extra min in the morning, I can accomplish something. We're empty nesters, too, so if I have energy after teaching 24 10-11 year olds, and doing more chores when I get home, and if I don't have school work, I will quilt. As others have said, bits of time really add up. It takes me a long time to make a quilt.

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    Nov 2009
    Bismarck North Dakota
    I work full time also. Sewing during the week does not work very well for me. Sunday is my day to sew, sometimes Saturday afternoon. I am to tired when I get home from work. All I want to do is eat supper and relax. Some nights I will do a little sewing but not much. The creative part of quilting gets my brain going on overdrive and I can not fall asleep. Sleep is a hard thing to come by for me, so I try not to do things at night that get me going. I have 6 more years till I can retire then look out sewing machine here I come.

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    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
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    Sep 2009
    Victoria, Australia
    Even though, as I commented earlier in this post, I have more time now with the kids gone and a sewing room I can leave set up, I still don't achieve a great deal quantity wise.

    I am a slow worker - the type that looks at fifty other fabrics/patterns when I have already chosen one, just to make sure it is THE ONE.

    I may work on 2 or 3 things at once and have others in my head planning - but I don't start working on another until I have quilted and bound at least one of the current ones.

    I always say I am slow but steady!

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    Jan 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I couldn't find much time to quilt when I worked, but after retirement I made it my "job". Now I don't know what I would do without my quilting!

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