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Thread: Time Management. Taking a poll

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    Junior Member Aylahopper's Avatar
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    Time Management. Taking a poll

    I found myself in my sewing room yesterday for well over 12 hours! I did all sorts of things...made binding, quilted, started a new top and puttered about.

    My question is this. Do you have a clock in your sewing room? I don't and the debate is on if I should have one and placed in a noticable spot!

    Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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    Yes I have a clock in every room, that doesn't mean I look at it. LOL I also have a small travel alarm clock, if I have to leave my sewing at a specific time to do something like start dinner, I will set it.

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    Yes, I have a clock in my sewing room but if I have something that needs my attention for a certain time will set the alarm on my cell phone for a reminder.

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    my body tells me when it's time to give sewing a break
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    The clock in my studio merely tells me when my next favorite show will be on; doesn't seem to have anything to do with my sewing at all!

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    i do have a clock in the sewing room...I also use the alarm on my cel phone if i need to do something at a particular time. I may spend most of a day in my sewing room- but i set timers to take breaks- so i don't wind up with a back ache- or something else, so i stop for lunch, a drink- what ever. I tend to be pretty organized (time wise) most of the time & know what activities i need breaks from after 45 minutes & what i can do for 2 hours before i should stop for a bit. ... taking a break right now-
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    my laptop tells me the time if I need to know.
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    I do, but mostly my dogs tell me when its time to quit...I usually get tired around 4-4:30 and now that they've become accustomed to that routine, they come get me around then. It takes a lot of convincing if I decide to stay longer!

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    I have a clock in my sewing room but I never look at it. I realized sometime this past winter that I had never adjusted for the time change in the fall! Every now and then, I might hear the ticking that it makes but I pretty much act like it doesn't exist! The dogs will come tell me when they want something and if I'm curious about what time it is, I look at my laptop or my cell phone.
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    I have a clock in my sewing room, just so I don't have to stop what I'm doing and leave the room to see what time it is.

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    My kids bought me a clock for my sewing room after I forgot to pick them up from school the SECOND time :-/
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    No clock in my sewing room. (But my kiddo is away at college.) I like going into the "zone" and not have to worry about time. My attention span usually doesn't keep me in there forever......I change laundry around, etc.

    Many years ago, I did forget to pick up my kiddo from kindergarten when I was in the sewing room. Good thing that kindergarten teacher lived in my subdivision.

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    No clock in my sewing room but I wear a wrist watch. I just about go crazy if I forget to put my watch on in the morning.

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    I collect clocks...not all keep time! My sewing room is my dining room, which is "center hub" of house, so I'm interrupted often!! (Dining room has eight clocks...only 3 work!!)

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    I have one in there. I often sew in the AM before leaving for work. Don't want to be late.

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    I have a clock in my studio but it is behind me up high on the wall and only used when I want to be sure not to miss a show.

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    I'm retiring in 4 days,at which time the watch will go in the drawer with the alarm clock..we only have a clock in the kitchen,and I don't think I'll spend much time in that room! LOL!
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    no clock in my sewing room...I have a husband I use to judge the time by...

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    I haven't looked at a clock in my sewing rooms in 7 years....I have three poodles and a watch just in case the poodles fail me. I'll admit tho, for the VERY FEW TIMES I get up early, I do resort to using my cell as my alarm... Retired and lovin' it!
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    I do, because sometimes I go in there for only 20 min or so--have just a few minutes so I need the clock. But I wear a watch as well. The clock is on the wall just above and to the right of my main sewing machine.

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    I have to set an alarm so I know when I have to stop quilting. I have a daily one set for when I have to pick up my son from school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawn View Post
    no clock in my sewing room...I have a husband I use to judge the time by...
    Me too, he always comes to ask if you are done working and can we go eat? I sometimes say I have lots to do yet--go feed yourself, I'm not your mother or your slave!!!!!!! That tell it like it is. Amy

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    I don't have a clock in my sewing room. I just refer to my watch periodically.

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    I do have a clock. It's above my computer desk, which is across the room from my sewing station. However, I don't have much time to sew anyway, since I work quite a bit. I do try to get some done on my day off. In the evenings, I usually sit downstairs in my recliner, hand quilt and "watch" TV with DH.
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    Yes I've got a clock in my sewing room. Need to know when my favorite shows are on and when I need to get busy doing something else.
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