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    Super Member 0tis's Avatar
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    I spend most days in my sewing room - some times productive and other times just surfing the net. I am lucky too that I don't have to work and can spend as much time as I want - of course housework gets in the way. Darn housework...

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    Not enough!!! I only get from 2 and sometimes up to 10 hours a week to sew.

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    It depends on if I have a deadline or my back is happy. If I have a happy back I will work at least 2 hours a day or more if i can handle it.

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    I shoot for 40-60 hours per week - I LOVE my job!!. On the rare occasion that I don't happen to have a customer quilt to work on, I try to work on my quilts. You have no idea how far behind I am in that!!

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    DH is retired & ok with me sewing whenever I want.Some days,I'll keep busy mqking quilt tops.Other days I've got my nose in a book. So it varies....mostly I do what I feel like doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam B
    Right now...not much. Now that school has started again I am just exhausted after teaching my kindergartners all day long. I have good intentions of quilting in the evenings but the reality is that after I fix dinner and clean up the kitchen I generally just collapse in my recliner chair for the evening. It is a gray, cool day here today and I do believe I will do some sewing today.
    I can relate to your exhaustion, Pam! I used to teach kindergarten, and I know how those little ones can wear you out! It sounds so much like my weekdays. I teach grades 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12. By the time I get home I'm often just too pooped to participate!! :cry: Several days this past week I got home really late because of after-school sporting events and a "Meet-the-Teacher Night." On that day I left home at 6:15 a.m. and didn't get return until 10:15 that night!! Then I had to start it all over again the next day. I felt like I was living at my school!! Sometimes when I get home I just want time to mellow out! :roll: My sweetie, on the other hand, is currently unemployed and has all day to himself. There isn't anyone in his life grabbing for his attention. He sometimes can't relate to how mentally and physically exhausted I am at the end of the day. I keep thinking that the school year will slow down, but I seem to be getting even busier. I never can get to my quilting as often as I would like.

    I have just finished pinning a quilt and have it ready to be quilted. Now it's time to order something for me for dinner. My man is babysitting his two grandson's at his son's house so he probably won't be home until about 2:00 in the morning! That should give me a little time to get this quilting started.
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    I work full time mon-fri at a local hosp. If I've had a bad day, I will go and putter around my sewing room. I wish I had more time to sew and I usually do most of my sewing on the weekends. I would really like to take some classes and my LQS doesn't have as many Sat. classes. I am self taught at quilting and I think if I had instruction I would sew/quilt more.

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    When I sew I like to do it all day...7am to 10pm...and get as much done as I can. I have been cutting squares or strips on the nights my husband watches football...it gives me something to do yet we are both in the livingroom. Quality time...

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    Some days I'm sewing, planning, etc for 8-10 hours. Others, it's 5-6. A few days here and there I am forced to go 'shopping' with DH to places like Harbor Freight, Lowes, Walmart, Gander Mountain, maybe the grocery store! But I might get to squeeze in a lqs and/or JoAnns, so I don't mind those trips too much!

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    It varies-if my husband is out of town and I'm in the mood, I'll sew from morning till late in the night. Other days, I just can't get going and may not sew at all. Like most others, it varies, but being retired and child-free makes it much easier to carve out time.

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    I always try to get in an hour or two on my days off. If it's the weekend I can get in more time.

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    Since I retired June 2nd, most days I sew 6-8 hours a day,7 days a week and doing laundry and other home things. I do a bit of housework before I start each day. My aim when I retired was to make as many quilts as I could and try to use up some of my fabrics, Need also to stop buying more.

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    If I don't work on my quilts every day, I get very cranky.
    It can be handwork, cutting, or piecing. The swaps on here keep me productive and give me an opportunity to try new things. The weekends get hectic, so I try to keep Monday for me!

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    I work 40 hours a week but since I'm a night owl, I manage to work in at least an hour of quilting a night....sometimes much more....sometimes much less. I belong to a quilt ministry and we sew 2 times a month on Sunday for 3 hours at a shot...it's like heaven to me to have that much devoted sewing and talking time.

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    I leave whatever I'm working on, out ready to go in my sewing room. So I can run in sew for as little as 30 minutes on days that I work or all day on off days. It just depends on what else is going on. If somebody calls and says lets go, I'm going; otherwise I'm sewing.

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    I spend more hours *thinking* about quilting/sewing than actually doing it each day. It's a great feeling to have some tangible project in hand but I really enjoy too the whole thought process of planning, picking, looking, selecting, just using the imagination to come up with potential projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Here lately I'm only sewing 1 day a week and then only an hour or 2 on that day. Sometime life takes over or when I run into a snafu I have to walk away. Right now I'm waiting for WM to get the fleece in for a quilt so I can get it done, I hate waiting on wm. Guess I will finish Halloween decorations today.
    i know this has nothing to do w/ the topic,but i am looking for someone who posted that a friend was in need of quilting material & notions. i made up a box,ready to send,but now can't remember who posted it !yor avatar looked familiar,so thought i'd take a chance.if it was your post please pm me so i can get it sent out ! if not,i 'm sorry to bother you.or does anyone else remember who posted this ?any help will be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    I shoot for 40-60 hours per week - I LOVE my job!!. On the rare occasion that I don't happen to have a customer quilt to work on, I try to work on my quilts. You have no idea how far behind I am in that!!
    I am so jealous! WOW to have that "dream" job of sewing all day long! How great is that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanSam
    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I'm able to sew 24/7
    Rarely these days have I been in the mood to sew - by machine or hand
    Have been sorting and cutting for 2 months, but no sewing.
    I'm in a slump too, if you could call it that. Been doing a good bit of hand sewing but not much else.
    That's why I always have at least 3 or 4 different projects on the go...sewing, embroidery, stained glass LOL You can skip from one to the other if you don't feel like working on just one thing. Probably also why it takes me so long to finish anything :|

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    Between kids and school, not nearly as much as I want to. When the kids aren't fighting, or climbing on me or I don't have an assignment to complete I can sneak up to a half an hour in (if the kids don't decide to try to kill each other during that time) Once they go to bed, and I dont have homework to finish, I can get up to a solid hour in LOL.

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    I like to get my housework done, dinner planned, whatever phoecalls I have to make and then SEW, SEW, SEW!!! With a clear conscience, I can spend the rest of the day at my sewing machine..wether actually sewing or planning a quilt, I am not intrupted. Happy day !

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    Me too. The hand quilting relaxes me

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    Retired and live alone - the world is my oyster...

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    I try to get in a couple hours each night. Sometimes life moves into that space, and other times I've become frustrated and had to walk out on it. Might take a couple days to go back to the machine, but I try to work in the evenings after supper and the man is back in his cave.

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    i also have health issues.i tend to quilt quilts in the fall and winter and piece them the other months.applique can be done in front of the tv.
    i suppose i work on quilts anywhere from 1 to 2 hours a day and have completed more than 30 that way over the years.

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