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Thread: Spend too much time cruising this board instead of quilting

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    Super Member jcrow's Avatar
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    Spend too much time cruising this board instead of quilting

    Yesterday I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down at my computer and went right to The Quilting Board to check it out. I do this every morning, first thing. I planned on spending 1/2 hour here and then sew for a few hours and then go grocery shopping for dinner. Well, after cruising around here, I looked at the clock and it was 2 pm. 2pm!!! I spent 6 hours on this site (my favorite by the way). So I had to shower and run to town and come home and cook dinner. No sewing done at all. Does anyone else spend hours on this site? It's so addictive to me. I love the main section and the tutorials. Today I am spending one hour and then going to sew (hopefully). I just love the fellowship of this site and all the helpful people. It's like a "big family" here. So, does anyone else stay on this site for hours at a time?
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    Welcome to the club, lol

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    guilty, too
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    Count me quilty as charged! After typing that I think my problem is worse than I thought.

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    I'm literally on here at least 4 hours. I love it. I need to quilt, but, Oh well. Yes, I'm very addicted.

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    guilty ... me, too. I open this site and cruise around, sew a little, cruise some more, some more sewing, etc. People post the most interesting things and beautiful quilt projects!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Me too!!! Gotta go sew! I used to just look at the pictures. Then the new space and I forgot some of the places I watched! Figured them out a day or 2 ago and now I am sucked in again! Love it here!!!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    I spent too much time also usually an hour or so but I think you have the record! Way to go.

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    I'm thinking about setting a timer!

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    I like the idea of a timer! Once I start, I forget to look at the time.
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    I am also truly guilty!

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    I'm guilty, also. I do try to refrain until evening, to me it's a lot more entertaining then TV
    Mary

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    Hah! And now, as a new member, I am scared, because I thought the only reason that I spend vast chunks of time on here was the novelty. Do you mean that I will still be doing this months from now?!

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    If you think this board is addictive, you must not know about Pinterest! Talk about addictive! But I love it.

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    I don't really look at the time here on QB as non-productive. I find it inspires me to sew and try new ideas when I am away from the board. I add lots of new stuff to my bucket list every time I'm here. This week I added the "Diamond Mine" pattern. I also learn new shortcuts and new texchniques to make better quilts. Thanks everyone for sharing!

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    Have to admit I am guilty!!

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    I use a timer for the computer - this site and facebook games!!! Also when I am baking and sewing and computering - the timer reminds me before the smell of burning does!!!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    Relating! So many talented people on here with so much to say and show! I used to spend that much time here, and whoa! time for DH to come home and I am rushing to make it look like I did something. Now, I am on here off and on during the day, or I limit myself. Some days I don't get on here at all as I feel like I have let a good day of no sewing go if I don't go down and sew right away. I have too much planned to keep looking at all the wonderful things on here not to get my own done. I was on here a lot more the beginning of last year after layoff from job, then I had to snap out of it. But, something just keeps calling me back. So easy with clicking on the 'archives' at the bottom of the screen.

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    I budget my time and usually check it twice a day about 1/2 hour each. Of course sometimes I get carried away and loose track. like now....
    Last edited by DebbyT; 02-27-2012 at 03:35 PM.

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    Great idea, the timer! I need to do that as well. Can't get anything done it seems! LOL!
    Bonnie

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    Yes, but I am getting better about making time for sewing than I did before. I sew on the weekends when my husband is home

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    there is so much great information and knowledge on this site.I think that it is a great inspiration
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Good thing I am expected at my job M-F. I start with a cup of coffee in the a.m-my dh and the QB. Then off to work I go and come home and get my coffee, see my dh and back to the QB. I then tear myself away and go sew. Sometimes I am back to the board again before I head to bed. I don't want to miss anything

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    Yep, count me in.
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    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
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    Another "Board Junkie" here. Can't help myself. Maybe we need a 12 step program or something
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"
    Valarie

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