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Thread: What would be your perfect sewing day?

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    What would be your perfect sewing day?

    As I am sitting here this morning drinking my coffee and lurking on the board here, thinking of all the things I need to catch up on for the weekend, I thought it would be nice to have a perfect sewing day. Daydreaming about finishing some of my UFO's that linger patiently. Then I got to thinking what is a perfect sewing day?

    A perfect sewing day for me, starting early with my coffee and staying in my jammies til the mood hits me to get dressed. If it does. No laundry, no cooking, no nothing, maybe a nap to refresh my energy. House to myself, unless my quilter friend comes by. Always happy about that. Staying up real late playing in my sroom and then doing it all over again the next day! Might even have a few minutes to pick up, clean up and sort thru some things, find some things that I couldn't before. Projects being completed by the piles (dreaming there for sure).

    so what is your perfect day? How often do you have it?

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    Perfect day: Organized enough that I put stuff in the crock pot the previous night for dinner, and DH is occupied elsewhere.
    How often? Hasn't happened yet but it could.
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    My perfect day would be very much like yours! Of course someone would be making me my coffee, and lunch and delivering snacks to me as I worked!! My scrappy quilt hand sewing would be completed, I would get a few purses made, and I would have an other top at least sandwiched for quilting..This actually is much like the Virtual Quilting days we have on here..My daughter even makes me snacks etc. on these days !!
    This weekend I am letting my daughter have the car for the 2 days so I can get a lot done...last weekend that kept me on task!! HHMM..maybe I can get a lot done!!

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    Perfect day for me would be:
    #1 I wake rested
    #2 Wake to a clean house + laundry caught up
    #3 Food magically appears when I need it
    #4 Cool enough to have all the windows open (I do better sewing/quilting in such conditions)
    #5 Enough fabric and batting that I don't have to go look for anything
    #6 and what PaperPrincess said... have everyone else in the house occupied elsewhere!

    How often does this happen? Rarely

    **Hey, a person can dream..
    Last edited by HillCountryGal; 09-29-2012 at 04:30 AM.

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    Actually, today will be a perfect sewing day. Got all the housework done yesterday...i won't even tell you how much thread came off floors, furniture, throw rugs...i'm up early, drinking coffee. It's a warm, dark stormy day...perfect sewing weather. I have until 4:00 to stitch away. Now everyone...go forth and have a perfect day!

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    My perfect sewing day would be spent with my 3 quilty buddies. We sew all day long. We talk - we laugh. It's great. We get together once a month and have a ball. It truly motivates me and keeps me sane.

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    My perfect quilting day happens every first Sat. of the month. I meet with 6 or 7 of my friends at our Library from 9 to 4. Everyone brings food for a pitch- in, or sometimes we order out. We all bring our sewing machines, ironing boards, cutting matts, and we sew and talk and eat all day. We have been doing this now for 4 years. We have show and tell, and catch up on all the news. I used to work with these ladies, but I have retired, so this is about the only time I see them now. About 3 times a year we take an all day road trip to Quilt Shops in our area.

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    Sounds like we all have the same idea for a perfect sewing day--peace and quiet throughout the house and someone to bring us what we need!
    Heather

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    My perfect sewing day Humm All my seams meet in perfect harmony. All my points are just where they are supposed to be. I have just the right material in my stash for the whole quilt.When I work at a pattern my eyes don't turn the pieces around even after double checking 5 or six times.I truly finish a quilt it in a day. All meals are provided. No interruptions ahhh

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    I get my perfect sewing days on Saturdays in the fall as DH is glued to college football all day long. He's downstairs, I'm up - so it doesn't even bother me when he gets carried away yelling at the tv (um, I mean coaching the team).

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    Oh Julie, I'm in the same boat. He's down I'm up.ha. He yells-----I mean he tells the ump what to call too.

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    I think my 'perfect sewing/quilting day' would be the best of everyones quilt day! LOL
    As it goes, today is the perfect day, it's overcast, rainy and just the perfect day to be inside......quilting all day.
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    Here it is 4:30 in the afternoon and I have been hand quilting all day in peace and quiet..Made coffee and breakfast, and other than that been working away..Of course it seems thw quilt gets bigger as the day goes on, but I am sure the end is in sight somewhere!! Have other projects to get to, but going to try to finish this quilt first!! Well, back to quilting I go..the kids are making dinner so I can continue uninterrupted!! Hoping your day is as productive

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    I just had a couple of perfect sewing days. I took my sewing machine with me to the beach. I got up early - had coffee and a small breakfast. Then to the beach for a few hours of reading. Then time to sew. I would sew and watch tv until I was sleepy. Best vacation ever! Wish I could have stayed 2 weeks. My dh could only stay 3 days, then it was just me myself and I. What a good time I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    As I am sitting here this morning drinking my coffee and lurking on the board here, thinking of all the things I need to catch up on for the weekend, I thought it would be nice to have a perfect sewing day. Daydreaming about finishing some of my UFO's that linger patiently. Then I got to thinking what is a perfect sewing day?

    A perfect sewing day for me, starting early with my coffee and staying in my jammies til the mood hits me to get dressed. If it does. No laundry, no cooking, no nothing, maybe a nap to refresh my energy. House to myself, unless my quilter friend comes by. Always happy about that. Staying up real late playing in my sroom and then doing it all over again the next day! Might even have a few minutes to pick up, clean up and sort thru some things, find some things that I couldn't before. Projects being completed by the piles (dreaming there for sure).

    so what is your perfect day? How often do you have it?
    a day my back didn't start aching within a couple hours. Will never happen. Well, not as long as I don't find a stash of magic pain pills.
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    No baby, no hubby,no work, no interruptions

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    Maybe ill come over, ill bring tea, sincce thats what i dri k

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    Today was an almost perfect sewing day. A rainy day, husband was watching TV and I was in my sewing room finishing up some projects. Got a baby quilt cut out and hope to start on it tomorrow. Sister from Texas called and we chatted for about an hour. Good day!!!!!!!!!!

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    Having time just to finish a project and start a new one without interruptions.

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    Perfect sewing nite would include a glass of wine, although sometimes I have to get the seam ripper out. Don't really sew day time. I work full time and wait til the kids are sound asleep and my DH is engrossed in his computer game called 'battlefield'. We are in two separate zones! And it works.

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    Mine would be that my sewing room is finally put back together. Had it all tore apart cause I was waiting for the new table for my Janome 7700, and it finally got here. Been on back-order for allmost 4 mo. So, if I can get it done today, (everything in it's proper place and I know where it is), I'll be back to sewing and that will be my perfect day

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    My perfect day would be when DH is gone all day. I don't even mind making my own coffee, fixing my own lunch, etc. as long as I'm all by myself! It's supposed to happen 10/8 when he's playing in a golf tournament that SHOULD last most of the day. Can't wait!!!!

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    Reading all these post puts a smile on my face! So relaxing and I can just imagine. Thanks for posting everyone and I hope you get to have that perfect sewing day soon.

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    Old movies playing that I've seen enough times that I know what's going on without watching, a day of accurate cutting, perfect 1/4" seams, no ripping, and no telephone. Oh...the good life!
    Last edited by Twisted Quilter; 09-30-2012 at 05:17 AM.
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    Perfect sewing day for me would be to be able to sew a block from start to finish without making any mistakes, have no problems with my sewing machine, and no interruptions!
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