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Thread: Is it just me?

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    I make a point of not sewing every day...it would become too much like a job. I want to enjoy quilting for as long as possible, Am somewhat 'Type A' personality when doing things I enjoy, and, over the years have discovered that obsessively doing anything quickly takes the fun out of whatever I am doing.

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    I sew every day that I can get my hands on my machine. My husband jokes that if I were addicted to cocaine instead of sewing he would be dollars ahead. He might be right.

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    I am a homebody, but I don't sew everyday either. I would be afraid of burning out, if I did, so I quilt when I feel like it, & for as long as I feel like. Might be an hour or so, or several hours, just depends. I also hurt my back last year, & it started hurting again around xmas, so went to dr., & now I am going to physical therapy for it, & yes, it's helping. But when I sew now, when my back gets tired, or starts aching, I quit. Just enjoy whatever time you do it, & do it when it works for you. I don't how some do it everyday, & some even seem to mass produce quilts. I am in no rush & thoroughly enjoy it when I spend time doing it...

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    Most times I sew about 5 days a week 4-6 pef day. There are times when I do not sew for a few days. Depends what is going on with and around me. I'm retired and making up for 38 years working a very full schedule. My mind needs a break also. With the cost of gas skyrocketing, driving(running around)& traveling have to be limited.

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    I don't sew/quilt everyday either. I'm saving my energy for my retirement!!!
    Maureen

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    Wish I could, but I cant either.

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    I'm lucky to sew a couple days a month. So you are a not alone.

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    I only sew on weekends. Too tired by the end of a work day to sew. And I do not sew well when tired.

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    Don't sew every day, just a bunch :)
    Can't believe I'm saying this but sometimes other things come first.

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    i do something related to quilting every day.

    i'm either dyeing fabric, cutting fabric, piecing, quilting, or laying out computer designs for the next project.

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    i sew most days but i'm retired and get bored if i'm not doing something

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    I usually only get a couple of days a week of sewing in. but that time is usually 4 - 6 hours at a time so I guess I'm not missing out on my 'me' time.

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    i could only wish to sew everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    I can't sew everyday. I spend too much time here.
    Right answer!!!!! :lol:

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    I dont sew everyday. I go in spurts. I do hand work when I dont feel like working on machine.

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    I dont get to sew everyday...all my machines shout as I go by...no doubt when I plan to sew someone else changes those plans. Lol

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    Nope, don't sew every day. I'm a retired RN & I'm still too busy to sew every day. I go in spurts - quilted like crazy before Christmas, currently poking along with charity quilts that really need to be finished soon.

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    Some weeks I get to sew 2-3 times, other weeks I don't get any sewing done. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challys
    I'm just wondering if I am absolutely the only person on this board that doesn't sew every single day? I sew a couple of days a week, but so many seem to indicate if they have a day without sewing, it is quite an event!
    I do not sew every day because since doing my version of Baltimore Bliss Applique quilt I need to trace the patterns onto fusible web and then iron onto the fabric before placing it onto the background fabric. That take at least 2 days just doing that and one day to sew it with the machine and blanket stitch. I then have to pull the threads to the back and tie them securely ---that is another afternoon. except now I tried to sew my finger to the block, lucky no blood hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit
    I sew when I am in the mood or when I have time.
    Same here, I dont sew during the week at all. I havent actually done any sewing for about 5 weeks now, been to busy or not in the mood.

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    ..would love to sew some every day - but even as a retiree, it just doesn't happen....!

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    I do NOT sew every day!!
    There are other things to be done... occasionally the odd bit of housework, swimming to cool down in the stinking heat this summer, maybe read a book or on the computer!!

    You are not alone :)

    Heather in Australia

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    Only Sew when I'm in the the mood, other wise make to many mistakes...LOL

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    I retired 2 yrs. ago. I do sew everyday. and I love it.I make samples for LQS, and teach 2 classes a month. I raised 4 children and have 10 grandchildren and 1 great. They all have quilts.

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    Me too! I may have a marathon day or two of 4-6 hours and not get back to the projects for a week or more...and then for just brief periods. I do volunteer work and have a couple of Bible Study classes each week, plus a husband that take up alot of my time.

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