Monday, November 2, 2015

Quilt First

My day would have been so much better if I had followed this one simple rule:



I think from now on, after the kids are on the bus, I will quilt for an hour before doing anything else! Things just snowball otherwise and quilting doesn't happen. Anybody else have this issue?

Tomorrow is another day....

26 comments:

  1. It's a daily issue with me and I'm retired. I blame the computer!

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    1. Same situation here!!! I do lots better if I never "boot up"!!!!!!!

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    2. Susan, I have the same problem. It goes with the morning coffee. :)

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    3. The computer is definitely part of this problem for me!

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    4. The computer is a HUGE time suck! I've already spent 2 hours reading blogs, checking Instagram & Email, playing a game, wandering through Amazon, etc. Meanwhile, the dust bunnies are breeding under the sofa and my latest quilt is staring at me accusingly. I need to follow the motto on my cutting table "Quilting forever, housework whenever".

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  2. I agree! I love the quilting part of the process!

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    1. Sometimes it is just sad at how little quilting I actually get to! I'm trying to do better.

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  3. I've changed my habit from going onto the computer first thing in the morning to having a cuppa tea and working on one of my many sewing projects. I then find I come back to it later whereby before I never got around to it.

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    1. I want to routinely start my day with an hour of quilting.

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  5. I give myself permission to sew until a preset time ie "I will sew until 2pm and then do _______" I am much more productive this way. Finding balance though is a very real struggle, especially when trying to make quilting my full time job. On that note, I'm off to sew!

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    1. I've used a timer from time to time help me either stop doing non quilting stuff, or to help give me 'permission' to quilt for a set time. There are so many non-quilting tasks that can get in the way of quilting even if they are for a quilting business!

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  6. This is great advice--I need to put this into practice!

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  7. yep, sometimes I lose whole weeks that way

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  8. I'm retired also and I always find myself saying, I'll so sew after..............
    Also feel guilty when we sew the entire day and not empty the dishwasher. Sad.

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    1. There's one perk of having kids my kids' age: they do the dishwasher! Sadly, I find myself saying I'll sew after this email/blog post/etc!

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  9. All the time! And then if I quilt first - other things don't get finished. But I'm better off starting my quilting first - as then there's a chance the other things will get done.

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  10. I began quilting because I needed something that stayed done as opposed to dishes, cleaning, cooking, etc. Lately, it's rare for me to actually get started with the quilting. I think I need a good quilt retreat!

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  11. So true, I have to set aside a day for just sewing in order to maintain my sanity from my job and other life issues.

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  12. Amen sister. Now if only the rest of the world would cooperate.

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