Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
There's no way l'd ever get 5 continuous hours without interruption ( unless l got up at 2 a.m. to start & stayed at it 'til 7 a.m.,lol.But l DO steal time between other things. Luckily, my sewing room is in the laundry room, so l can throw in a load, stay/sew for 40 min., throw that load in the dryer, put in another, then head upstairs to work on other household chores. Lately, our grandchildren have taken up more time, plus my hubby likes me to golf with him,so l've had to get creative about sewing time. My "swiss cheese " method works for me. Besides the laundry ploy, l cut a block while waiting for the oven to preheat, sew a section when waiting for the water to boil for the potatoes,press blocks when folding & pressing clothes, pick/audition fabrics while coffee's brewing in the a.m. and so on. Often l get angry with myself for "wasting" so much time on line when l first awaken, but like you, l need my morning read & kitty snuggle w/my first coffee,lol..l have also been known to tell my famiky " l'm not here today...l'm sewing" . l need to schedule at least one of these /mo. , no matter how nice tge weather. l've given up saving my sewing jobs for days when the weather is too nasty, because hubby usually wants to " go someplace" & drag me with him on those :. Evenings , while listening to tv, l get my binding & embroidery or hand quilting done.
Rogue, I sew most days, except on quilt group days. Usually too tired when I get home to sew. There is always something to do other than sew, but I try to not let those things get in the way of sewing.
Rogue, i have found out that a lot of time I end up taking time away from MYSELF. i will wake up with all these good intentions and next thing i know it's time to cook dinner. then i get mad at myself because i wasted the day doing something else instead of the time i had set aside to quilt. some stuff needs to get done but other stuff can wait it's turn. i am trying to do better cause it's easy to do. :)