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Thread: what time of the day do you get the most sewing/quilting done?

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    For me, I think it's between 9 pm and 1 am.

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    early in the morning. I am usually up by 6:00 am and get some sewing in before anything else. Also like to sew in early afternoon, after every thing else gets done. , but if an idea hits me, I might be up all night working, can't sleep until I work what ever it is out.

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    Late at night as well for me, everything quiets down and everyone else is usually sleeping and I just let it rip. I am not so much a morning person like Ninnie, It is hard to find people to play with at that time though. I am not sure why?

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    I have found as the seasons change so does my schedule...not much for sewing in the hottest part of the day so mornings/evenings in the spring/summer and afternoons and evenings in the fall/winter.

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    I like to sew when DH is watching sports or cowboy movies. That is usually late afternoon or evening.

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    I get the most sewing done in the
    early afternoon to about dinner
    time. If I am really on a roll, I will
    sew some, after dinner!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I'm an early riser, so I may sew some at that time then stop for chores, errands, etc. I'm usually sewing again after noon until 4PM or so when I will fix a meal.

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    I usually sew at night.
    It's calm in the house. Nothing needs to be done and I can hide away. Sometimes I forget the time and greet the sun coming up. oops! lol

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    Afternoon for me.....I have to get other things done first :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    For me it varies according to the time of year. In the summer, it is in the afternoon when it is usually too warm to do much outside. I guess that is why I have not done much sewing this summer...it has been way cooler here in IN than normal. During the school year, I sew in the early evening. I have to be careful because I tend to say to myself that I'll just sew a little longer and the next thing I know, I'm up way too late. As a kdg teacher, I have to be on top of things all day long, so I really try to get to bed at a decent time.

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    At night while watching TV and early mornings on the weekends. When I really need a sewing fix I take a vacation day from work and devote the whole day to quilting.

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    For me its between 5AM and 1 Ken's at work then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Early morning here too! Up at 5, after I have my coffee and work out, I go upstairs and quilt until noon. Although I quilt in the afternoon, the morning time just goes so well. Not much for evening quilting.
    I don't like sewing evenings either, I think its just the lighting.

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    I work full time so i sew for a few hours in the evening, but Sunday is my main sewing day.

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    I quilt in either mid-morning when I feel best, or later after my medically necessary long nap(2+hrs) when I feel better too. DH and I have come up with a great little routine, almost daily. When he comes home from work, he plays with our happy-to-see him puppy, then he relaxes at the piano and I quilt while enjoying his music. That's such a great 15-30min! My main problem is that with my stupid health I can never plan on a day of quilting since how I feel each day is unpredictable. Yesterday, I couldn't quilt at all. I'm going to try now when I sign off before something goes wrong. It's fun and very satisfying to see even a little creative progress made.

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    I always have a hand piecing or applique project on the go, whatever else I am making by machine, and I get most sewing done on those in the evenings, in fron of the TV. I can convince myself that TV time isn't wasteful if I'm quilting too!
    With my machine made projects, it's just at the weekends I work on those and I'm an early morning person too.

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    On weekday, it's evenings after work and dinner. On weekends, I usually start around 2 or 3 in the afternoon and continue through til bedtime.

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    I sew whenever the moods strikes so I don't have a set time. One thing I love about getting older, I do what I want when I want. :D

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    Well, after reading all the replies, and going me? not me? finally decided, I too am an unpredictable sewer, depending on body.
    But, I seem to sew MOST, on a good day, after breakfast and housework.
    I finally realized, that if i walk into home-cave and switch machine on, then sewing is going to take place. If I don't switch it on soon, I will end up distracted messing and gauming with all kinds of stuff in there, but no stitches get made.
    I feel especially good after putting a few miles, or even a quarter mile, on my machine. :D

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    Machine: 8pm-midnight . . . after the kids go to sleep. I try to do some hand-quilting or applique if I can a few days a week. My boys are 3 & 5 so it's hard to get uninterrupted time during the day.

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    If I go to bed at a nice normal hour, instead of watching television until 2am, I get up nice and early and get lots of things done, and not just quilting either. It makes me feel so great. I have been in my sewing room as early as ten minutes before 7 in the morning.

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    If I have a day off it's late morning and early afternoon ( before DGD comes home). If it's a workday it's late at night.

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    Mainly evenings and some on the weekends.

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    Afternoons and into the evening. If hubby gets to be a wee bit under foot, I'll go get one of his favorite movies and pop it into the player, sit with him until the movie gets rolling and then I'll head to my sewing room. He never even misses me then. Or find a channel that has car stuff. It's really great when NASCAR has something going like races. I can hear hubby in the living room cheering some driver on. I'm happy and he is happy. Then it's sew and sew and sew.

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    I work full time also, so usually in the evening as I'm preparing dinner I work in a few stitches. Then while it's still light late I will sew after dinner until about 8pm - 8:30pm.

    If I don't work on Sat. at my husbands store I will sew after house cleaning and preparing meals for the week.

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