Friday, March 16, 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop Party (Giveaway)





Michele at Guilters Gallery organized a Quilter's Blog Hop with Giveaways and I thought it would be fun to play along and check out some new blogs too while I'm at it.

I'm giving away 2 charm packs from the Lately Arrived from London by Barbara Brackman.  To enter leave me a comment sharing any time management tips to get a bit of sewing done in the summer while the weather is so nice! The drawing is opening to international entries and will stay open until March 23rd when a winner will be chosen via RNG.  To check out all those playing along, check out the list which will go live on Saturday the 17th of March.

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robin said...





My only tip is to hurry and get the ugly chores done first, so there's more time to sew!

Gill said...





Get up earlier!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...





Take your sewing outside on those lovely sunny days when that's where you want to be. Hand sewing is good for this but setting up a sewing machine on a picnic table and chain piecing works too.

Rosa said...





Handsewing with friends in the park.Thanks for the giveaway!

Alisa said...





Do your chores that make you hot in the morning so you can get some sewing done during the hot times.

Mary Grace McNamara said...





That fabric line is just gorgeous! I am just finishing up a postage stamp quilt using it...so warm and rich!

In the summer, I like to have projects to work on down in my sewing room during the hottest part of the day. I also like to do my dinner preparations early in the day so I don't have to spend much time getting dinner on the table in the evening.

Please come and enter my giveaway too!

MGM

scottylover said...





Hadn't seen this fabric before. It is gorgeous!

Let's see, I prepare several small hand projects to take with me so if I am somewhere that requires a lot of sitting, I work on that. I also do a lot of cutting on rainy days so I have something ready to sew on short notice.

Sandy A

Sallie said...





Keep a list to stay motivated. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Marcia W. said...





Do the outdoor and chores that make you hot in the cool of the morning or early evening. Sew during the hot part of the day in the AC. +OR+ hire a house cleaner and sew as much of the day as you want.

Rachelle said...





Keep your sewing table clear of stuff, then when you go in it's all ready to go. I find if it's covered in stuff I tend to walk straight back out again.

harrispen said...





I am a night owl so I get a lot done after the sun goes down and you can't do any more outside chores.

Cindy

Linda V said...





I multi-task constantly. I think this frees up an extra couple of hours a day!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...





I make myself little kits, so if I find myself with a little extra time, I can pick up and sew, make a note to myself and pick it up again later as time allows. I usually surprise myself by how much I can do with just little bits of time. Thanks for the fun!

Jennyroo said...





I try to make at least 30 minutes a day scheduled for creative endeavours... it doesn't always happen, but more often than not I can make it work!

quiltmom said...





Have the projects near by so that you see them and can piece for a few minutes each day. Someone once recommended putting aside 15 minutes each day to quilt and is amazed how much can be accomplished by doing something each day.
Have a great time visiting the other bloggers in the hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

stephmabry said...





Take your sewing outside! I've recently taken up English paper piecing and it has been a lovely way to get some stitching done while watching TV - I'm sure it will also be a great thing to work on while sitting on the porch on a day when it's MUCH to warm and nice to sit inside wrestling a quilt through my machine.

Thank you for the chance to win, and good luck everyone!

Vroomans' Quilts said...





I like to put all items of a project in a pretty basket or gift bag to keep on a visible shelf - then everything is there at hand as well as looks inviting.

Jennie P. said...





I'm not sure I can help with time management. I'm pretty bad at it! But thanks for the giveaway!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...





Eu me levanto cedo,por volta das seis,e vou fazendo o serviço doméstico até 12.00.Depois é só máquina até por volta das 17.00.Dou uma enrolada no jantar,e vou para o corte,marido chega,janta e vamos para sala de tv.Assisto?Não,faço hexágonos,estrelas etc...Ps:minhas máquinas ficam na varanda,então aproveito bem a claridade e o meu tempo.Obrigada pela chance,adorei.

Jo said...





I only allow so many hours a day of cleaning chores then I turn on the crock pot and the rest of the day is mine!

Janet said...





If I really, really need to get something done, I have to schedule it and stick to the schedule--even if it's 30 minutes of time. I love charm packs, so fun to work with.

thegoose said...





Um, send the kids to camp...? Nah, my trick is the same as it is for the rest of the year: get up in the middle of the night to sew.

Pippa Parsons said...





we always go away in our motorhome (rv) and so I package up hand sewing projects to do poolside while the kids are swimming

barb's creations said...





I try and make a short list of small UFO's that need to be worked on with one big one thrown in the mix :) Barb.

Samantha said...





I sew late at night after hubby is off to work and the kids are quiet. Gardening and yards stuff in the mornings, a nice afternoon nap while it is to hot to do anything and then sew at night while it is cool and quiet. :) The perfect summer!

Kirie said...





I think I'm not the right person to give any time-management tips, as I always have problems to organise my own time. For me works simple - less PC, more sewing. Thanks for the chance to win and best regards from Germany!

Bev C said...





It is so hot in Summer where I live I usually work on smaller projects. So I guess getting everthing ready for a project saves so much time. Plus having time set aside each day even if it is just a few minutes to clean the sewing room after you have sewn so next time it is all organised.
Happy St Patrick's Day.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Clare said...





I "try" to have every stowed away in ziploc bags so I can just carry on from where I left off, even if it's been a while. It doesn't always work though!

Julie said...





I try and sew when it is the hottest and then spend the rest of the time outside.

Lorna said...





Karen.... summertime quilting is definitely an outside activity. Time management... I get up early and do outside chores for about an hour. Then I break from chores and stay outside to quilt for a good hour or two! When my son was a young lad, we would be outside for most of the day. Playing, quilting, gardening. Aaaah great memories! Where we now live it gets extremely hot during the mid-day. Back inside. End result of summer quilting outside? You get great muscles from moving sewingmachine in and out of the house :) Thanks for the charm packs giveaway!

Chatty Kathy said...





I like to work in the late afternoon, when it's time for a break after gardening, mowing, or running errands. I can get a lot done between 3:30 and 5:00 or so...

Melinda said...





Don't start anything new until you've finished something old! Now, if I could just follow my own advice!

Beth said...





Sew during naptime, when I have to be inside anyway!

Cindy said...





I sew early in the morning before my family is up. It's very peaceful, just my coffee, sewing machine and I :)

Happy quilting,
Cindy

Kate said...





I do a lot of hand sewing in the summer because I can take it outdoors with me. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful charm squares!

hueisei said...





Sleep late..I'm a working mom, I need to work at day and take care my baby son at night. So, the only free time is midnight.

seeks said...





I'm not sure I'm going to be helpful. I can't even get work done when I'm stuck inside. But hand sewing is definitely a plus; portable and relaxing when out in the beautiful weather. Perhaps a night time slot to do machine sewing? :)

yorkie mom said...





Great giveaway! My wonderful husband would do the dishes after dinner so I could get a little quilting done!Thanks for a chance.

beaquilter said...





I am VERY fortunate that I'm a stay at home mom and I have my own quilting studio, so I can sew/ quilt 6 or 8 hrs a day, which I often do!! ha ha
I would say, that my quilting really took off when I got my own designated area to quilt and sew. just having the machine out and the mat and cutter set up permanently, I can have a pile of fabric on the table and leave it for whatever reason and not have to clean it up, and then come back to it later. I also keep all my things on open shelves which my husband made so I look at my fabrics every day I walk into the room.

Mimi said...





Get up early, hurry to get chores done, then enjoy your free time to do some sewing, or quilting.

Connie said...





What a great giveaway! My best hint would be to have a designated spot of sewing so you could come back and work without having to set everything back up!

SewLindaAnn said...





My thing is to get up 30 mins. early and have a nice cup of coffee and sew while it's quiet.

Quilterbell said...





Go to bed late!!!! I know not ideal, but it is my own sewing time!!!! Thanks for the chance!.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...





I try to get the "boring" bits out of the way first so that I can focus on the "fun" stuff! :)

Carla said...





I take hand stitching outside with me so I can soak up the sun and sew too : )

JoyceLM said...





I get up early & do a bit of sewing in the morning when it's a little bit cooler. Thanks for the giveaway - I love charm packs.

JustPam said...





I am lousy at time management. I guess pray for rain?

Richard Healey said...





My time management thing is not a good one never sleep. Since I started quilting I seem to get a hour or 2 less each night. Been doing this almost 3 months now. At some point I am just going to have to slow down and sleep more. new follower.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
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Brenda said...





Time to use the seam ripper? Take the "wrongies" with you in a little tote and pull threads while waiting - at the doctor, dentist, restaurant, ballgames....... THANK YOU for this giveaway... it is Beautiful!!!

Jeanne Gwin said...





Go to bed with your house straightened up and meals for the next day planned. If you don't have to get up and clean/cook all day, you will have plenty of time to sew your pretties.

LesQuilts said...





Hi! Thanks for the pretty charm packs giveaway!
I like a step-wize approach!
I like to sew, press, pin.
I make sure I have pinned and are ready to go for the next day, so I can sew, press, pin again!
Even 20 mins a day you can do this process and accomplish alot!
Take care, Leslie

Lori said...





Since I am a teacher, I have the summers off and I get a ton of sewing done! But to save time I always work on one project start to finish before starting another.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...





I move from my real home in Ohio to my teeny tiny apartment in Wyoming for my summer job. The problem for me is to figure out how much stuff I need to take with..... and each year I take fewer clothes and more sewing goodies!! Works for me!

Beautiful fabric, it would fit just right in my "go west" stash.... :)

Sandra said...





Sewing outside on a nice summer day is so relaxing.

Mamabill said...





Sew until the sun goes down! Love the charms.

Lyn said...





My best tip is to turn off the computer for a time so you can sew!
thanks,
Lyn

Abbigail said...





I like to have some hand work to do while I just enjoy sitting outside.

rutigt said...





Handpiecing outdoors, enjoying the nice weather and hopefully we will have a nice summer to look forward to.
Gun, Sweden

KatieQ said...





Allow yourself some sewing time first thing in the morning before you get involved in work that needs to be done outside.

queenejeanne said...





Get up early, exercise, Work in the garden, clean up, and quilt in the heat of the day

JMF said...





It's cooler in the basement! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it:)
Thanks for the nice prize.

RSHudson said...





Sewing at night after the kids are in bed; thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Diane said...





Sew just 15 minutes a day. You'll be surprised how much you can get done in a week. Thanks for the giveaway.

Hilachas said...





My best time-management tip is to forget the spring cleaning and get back to sewing :) Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

iluvmybugs said...





Enjoy the outdoors early in the day and, when it gets too hot outside it's time to head inside for some sewing. Thanks for the chance to win!
~Terry~

Elaine said...





OOh, I have small kits ready, they are my blocks of the month, all cut out and ready to make up so that I can sit outside on sunny days. Thank you for a chance to win.

Cal said...





With a toddler in the house it is hard to find time to sew as I wish. Weekends are better when I can tell the kids to go the playground or to the pool with daddy, so I can sew away in peace.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...





I'm totally unorganized. For me it's better just to do one block at a time and get it all cut and laid out before I start sewing.

Judith said...





I keep handwork--applique, hand quilting or piecing, etc.-- in a basket by the door, then I just pick it up and do it outside rather than in.

Stephanie said...





Chain stitching is a wonderful time saving technique!

Beautiful fabrics!

Marianne said...





Only thing I can suggest is to get up 45 minutes earlier.

Diane N said...





I say sew...and leave the housecleaning for later! :)

Emily H. said...





Set an alarm... that way you can spend a certain amount of time doing chores and a certain amount of time sewing! It's all about time management! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lisa Cox said...





During the spring and summer months, I only sew in the evening. That way I can spend all the time I want outside in the sun, and still get some sewing done.

Lisa Cox said...





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JCnNC said...





I work in the garden and flower beds first thing in the morning, clean up and head for the air conditioned room. Great giveaway. Judy C

Cheryl said...





Schedule your time. I have a planner and I use my iphone to plan out my time. It is simple, but it works!

quilt happy said...





i try to sew every every afternoon

Pat V. said...





I've stopped trying to find large blocks of time for quilting. Instead, I try to stop each day for a 15-minute quilting break. It usually becomes 1/2 hour, and it's amazing how much I can get done in that time!

ohsewtempting said...





My tip is to get DH to make the coffee and biscuits while you continue to sew! All those 10 minutes add up :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...





Well I do just enough housework in the morning to say I did it; then off to sewing or quilting....

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...





I take hand sewing along with me to soccer practices, or I will sit out on the porch swing with them. I sneak in any sewing time I can find with all the kids!!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Christine L said...





I will always get my chores done as fast as I can so I can play in my Sewing room. Thank you for chance at your giveaway!

Patti said...





My tip is to take advantage of any little bit of time that you have. The 5 minutes here and there of sewing can add up quickly. Thanks for a chance.

B Greene said...





Skip a couple repetative tasks every now and then. So the carpet will be just a bit dirtier next time you vacuum - it will be OK!

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway - the fabric looks yummy!!!

jmniffer said...





My tip is to start a hand stitching project that you can do outside. Winter comes far too soon so enjoy the nice days while you can. Thanks for your giveaway.

Michelle Chitty said...





I am a bad time manager so I don't think I can help you!

Joyce Carter said...





I like to get up early and get my "chores" done so I can have plenty of time to sew.In the evening. I try to get things ready to sew by pinning, pressing or whatever needs to be done.
Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Love the fabric.
ccarter13@windstream.net

conny's quilts said...





Loveley give away you have, thanks for the opportunity! Always such fun the blog hop give away parties! In summer you may rise and sew early in the morning before it is getting too warm, and you have time left for other things to do

Chiska said...





What a great question! I don't really have a good answer except that one year I put a table on the back patio and did a ton of cutting so I could be outside enjoying the nice weather and still get something done.

Margaret said...





My tip is to start early in the morning and quilt until the dew is off the grass then go out and do what needs doing and then start again after dark. That is usually what happens to me.

Laine said...





I am planning on taking my fleatherweight out on our porch and doing a bit of sewing there.

lsandes@comcast.net

CJ said...





What about getting outside in the morning and evening but do some sewing in the heat of the day (that is if you have a cool place to sew).

Dee said...





I like to rush thru daily and do a pick up of the house. Then I like to always have a mobile hand project on the ready.

Irina said...





my tip is to do your sewing first and then enjoy the nice long evenings to... do more sewing!!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...





use less time on the world wide web, will give you (and me) more time to sew ☺
Hope you´ll visit my blog too, to enter my giveaway.
I´m following you blog ☺
Bente
I like to QuiltBlog

AlessandraLace said...





it is hard to sew in summer, there are no tips for me. hugs from Italy

annmarie said...





We spend alot of time on our deck in the summer, especially in the evening when I usually sew. So I make sure I have hand projects to work on while I'm enjoying the time outside.

Jennifer Gail said...





Do what ya have to do as quick as possible and then sew sew sew.

MC said...





Sew early in the morning while you're early and inspired, and then you have something to think about through the rest of the day while you do the dull stuff.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...





Set a amount time you intend to sew each day and then make yourself do it. Sound like a good idea, maybe someday I will make myself do it! Thanks for the chance on your lovely giveaway.

Cherilyn said...





Great giveaway! In the summer, I like to quilt in the afternoons when it is too hot to work outside! I am a new follower!

Kelli said...





Great fabric! Thanks for the chance.. I'm a new follower.

Maybe get into your pj's, and then quilt for 30 minutes or so each night before going to bed?

Becky said...





What an awesome giveaway! Love this one! Time management time.... The tip that helps me get more sewing done is to always have something pinned and ready for the machine. I also like to ride my exercise bike while watching TV. Two things done for the price of one:) Thanks for joining this blog hop!

luvzpuppiez said...





I like to sew early in the morning or late a night when everyone else is in bed. I turn on the stereo and focus on whatever project I'm working on, uninterruped.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...





I think just setting aside 15-20 minutes a day helps to get through sewing projects. I am able to leave my sewing machine and projects up, so whenever I have this small block of time, I can work on my project a little at a time.

Needled Mom said...





I always find that just scheduling time for sewing is important when the outside work is calling you.

Needled Mom said...





I always find that just scheduling time for sewing is important when the outside work is calling you.

mahoo said...





I know most people say to get up early to find extra time, but I'm on the opposite end of the day. I like to stay up after everyone else has settled and sew.

maggie said...





Getting up earlier when its cooler helps to get the work stuff done earlier.
Cheers
maggie

Swedish Scrapper said...





Good food for thought, and nice lovely fabrics...
In the summer, set up your projects in workable pieces that you can pick up and drop easily when yuo have the time. Do dinner prep early so you have time to yourself, and sew when it is cool (morning and evening). Set up the night before so you can get back to it in the morn.

Judy said...





First thing in the morning while everyone is still sleeping. That way you can still sew and spend the rest of the day in the nice warm weather. Thanks for the chance. Love the fabric choices.

Nanasrcool said...





I live in Dallas. In the summer the heat is so hot finding time to be indoors is never a problem. I get out in them morning to do what needs to be done outside. Then come inside to the air conditioning. I open my blinds in my sewing room and let all the beautiful natural light come shining in and it inspires me to get busy sewing and make something as beautiful as it looks outside!

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...





I drag my machine out to the screened porch and enjoy the warm breeze as I sew. Does it get the vacuuming done? nope, but I feel soo much better! VermontPines at aol dot com

Sherri D said...





I don't know if it is a time management thing, but I always have some types of handwork that I can take with me EVERYWHERE.
The best advice I recently heard though, was to read your emails and such in the morning and don't look again until the next day. It is amazing how much time we spend on computers when we could or should be sewing! lol

Kim said...





This will be my first summer sewing...so I don't have many tips. However, one tip for anytime sewing I find--is to shut off the computer! I spend so much creative time looking at blogs, inspiration, tutorials, etc. then I look up and all of my sewing time is gone!

Sheila said...





Our summers are not real hot but I like to have handwork I can sit outside to do. Thanks for the chance at your great giveaway.

Patti said...





I think maybe try and get just a little done every day and then go and have a drink on the deck! Thanks for the giveaway.

karen pior said...





Housework is overrated. The dirt will wait for you till tomorrow! Seize the day, quilt today!! Cheers, Karen

Sherry said...





I tend to stay up late and sew in the evening when it gets cooler. I go to work pretty early so this is all the time I find in the summer.

Margy said...





Garden in the morning when it is cooler and then sew inside or out (in the shade) until it is cool enough to garden again.

danih03 said...





Let the house work GO, sometimes;)

Gwen said...





One thing that I like to do is to always have some sort of hand work going-- that way, when I'm on the phone, or watching tv, etc, I can sew along... Thank you so much for the chance to win the charm packs-- I LOVE the Lately Arrived From London line-- it is so pretty! :-)

Sara said...





Since Daylight Saving time is here - take an hour every day to do some quilting...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Stitchwhiz said...





That is a great question. Being a morning person who lives in the suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth, I like to hit it for about 30-60 minutes after coffee wakes me up and no one else is stirring. Your blog is very intriguing. I hope to visit again.

Mary K

crafter1953 said...





Hi, what I do is take my sewing machine outside with me and sew things that don't need a lot of room to work on that way I don't have to look at the things that need done in the house. I am unable to do yard work so works for me. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Brenda said...





I just do not get to sew as much in the summer. That is why I am working to finish some projects now.

Debra Lee said...





I stay up late!

Danielle Rack said...





My tip is to get the inside things done either earlier morning or late evening... or spend a few hours lazing around outside (in the shade) looking at all the patterns you can put together in the winter months

Crystal said...





I try to do sewing and such earlier in the morning, before my kids want to hit the park.

Leah said...





Sew for 15 minutes everyday before you head outside. You'll be amazed at what you can get done in 15 min intervals and if you do it first thing in the morning, you have the rest of the day to play outside and won't have to worry about being t0o tired at night to turn on the machine.

drama85goddess said...





Great giveaway. I'm a night person and find that during the summer I open the windows and sew in the evenings when everything is peaceful

Cherise said...





Get some sewing in any free moment you can :)

Binks said...





Lists always help me prioritize and get things done efficiently. I'm not dawdling about wondering what I need to get done, it's all there in one handy list. And I just keep knocking things off, one by one.

Julie in WA said...





Oh, my, that's a good one. I spend so much time in my garden in the summer that I don't do much at the sewing table. Living in the Pacific NW means lots of rain and that is when I stay inside to sew. But if the weather is nice in the summer, I am outside! I guess that is my tip--sew when it rains!

Karen said...





Keep some hand sewing or small stitcheries to do whever you are!
Best wishes from England.

Kathy MacKie said...





Order pizza!

Sunnybec said...





Get up at 6.00am, do the gardening first, then sew when it's too hot outside! Thanks for a lovely giveaway. Linda

Kathy said...





Sew in the middle of the night when you can hear the night sounds. It's very relaxing.

strandkorbtraum said...





go to bed early and get up early .. I find that I get much more done in the mornign than in the evening.
Ok that is nothing for sleep-in fanatics.
Thanks for the chance!

Martha said...





I am an early-bird...I get up at 4:30 every morning, 365 days a year and after my first cup of coffee and reading all your wonderful blogs....I get inspired and go in my sewing room...I work full-time so I don't turn out as many quilts as some do...but what a great way to start my day...the touch, the feel of cotton....I love these charms...thank you for being so generous.

Jodi said...





Have a to do list and prioritise. You will never get everything done that you want to every day but if you make your sewing a priority some days you will get there.

Deb said...





I actually take my machine outside if it's nice and not too hot! My kids are still pretty young so while they're enjoying playing outside I set up shop on my card table in the driveway. Thanks for the giveaway...they're beautiful!

rutigt said...





Handpiecing outdoors, enjoying the nice weather and hopefully we will have a nice summer to look forward to.
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Shelley said...





I prep several hand projects and put them in several baskets which I leave on the porch and can pick up whenever I stop for break...using a stitchery project, english paperpiecing and hand quilting miniature quilts

~Kelie~ said...





I try to leave a little "me" time after I put the kids to bed at night, when I'm not working that is.... Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy H said...





My tip would be to set the timer to get the chores done and have a set amount of time for your sewing, hand work when it is hot and machine work when it gets cooler.

Peggy said...





Put your sewing machine out on your deck on nice days so you can sew and enjoy the sun. Thanks for the giveaway

Carly said...





Sometimes I try to get up and just sew for 15 minutes or so...the time accumulates!

Quilt n Queen said...





I'm follower #500....yippie skippie. I usually take some hand stitching and sit outside on the covered deck...shaded by the sun...luv it there. Thanks for the opportunity to win the charm packs...luv them(o:

Bonnie58 said...





I try to work on small or hand projects in the summer and focus on large "sewing QS quilt" type projects in the winter. Love the charm packs

Bright Angel said...





Over the summer I spend my days doing chores and playing outside with my babies! Sewing is reserved for after the kids go to bed only! :)

Mrs.Pickles said...





skip the nap and sew :)

Carla G said...





I think this summer I'm going to take my machine outside onto our covered deck and sew while my kids play in the backyard. Otherwise I only get to sew when it's too hot out and we spend our day downstairs where it is cooler and where my machine is. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

rockgranny said...





During the summer, I like to quilt in the afternoons when it is too hot to work outside

Sharon said...





Have small hand projects that can go with you -- hand piecing and paper pieced hexies come to mind.

Mary C said...





I keep each project in a separate ziplock bag. Everything is ready to go when I have a few minutes to sew.

Kathy said...





Late night sewing fun and small projects that can be hand quilted on car trips.

Melissa Corry said...





I would suggest putting your machine outside from time to time.

Lee said...





Tip - I make a list of daily items to get done and put 30 min on it for sewing/quilting when it fits in and always cross that list off!

Linda said...





MY TIP: DOUBLE CASSEROLES,EAT ONE+FREEZE THE OTHER FOR YOUR QUILTING DAY'S MEAL!

Deb said...





Get off the blogs and sit down at the sewing machine.

Ullhärvan said...





Get up early, before it gets to hot!

Carrie P. said...





My tip for summertime sewing is do it when it cool and get all those others chores done first so they are off your mind.
thanks for a chance to win some pretty fabric.

Kathy ~~~ said...





set aside a certain amount of time to sew each day or a couple times a week.

supersara20 said...





I just schedule the time early or late in the day.

Anda W said...





More bbq-ing and use of fresh veggies from the garden make a simple dinner and more time for quilting! awolk@rogers.com

PJ said...





Do some sewing every day, even if only for 15 to 30 minutes. Thanks for joining in The Blog Hop Party.

Keri said...





My tip would be to make lists. I find this is the only way that I can keep track of what I am currently working on, and what the deadlines are. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Quilting "b" said...





We spend a lot of time at our cottage once the warm weather arrives. I always take quilting projects with me. Maybe I will bind a quilt in the evening or cut out blocks in the early morning while I enjoy my morning coffee on the patio. I can always fit in something.

Lisa said...





My tip is come inside during the hotest time of day which is usually from noon to two pm. With a six year old at home thats the time he comes in eats and plays a game. I sew in the same room so I can give him tips and I get to sew if we dont just take a nap.

sandyb said...





I am trying to parcel out my day - when it is the hottest, come inside and sew and crochet in the evenings. Last summer I would sew into the night.

Thank you for this great giveaway!

Happy Hopping

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

LM said...





I have a place set up to sew, which I try to keep from being buried under laundry...then in the early summer the mosquitos are too bad to go outside after supper, or when it's raining I can plug away. I have a Christmas quilt on the go...if I can get it pieced by Sept 1, I'll have it done for Christmas.
And am I the only one who noticed your first line says Guilter's Gallery?

Quilt Hollow said...





I say crank up the AC and turn on the fans because quilting is in our blood no matter the weather we want to create. Right?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Well Karen, my time management advice is to only allow time at the computer for one hour during a set time every day. By the way, I haven't mastered following my own advice yet!!

Dara said...





Great giveaway, thanks so much! What I like to do is sew in the evening after I get everything else done. :)

quiltgrammy said...





Sew early and then again after the nightly shower, even if its only 15 minutes each time.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...





I live in the deep South, where it's too hot to be outside, especially at noon, so I do outdoor chores early then race to the air-conditioned studio where I hang out till bedtime.

Kylie said...





I can't sleep when it's light out- it's impossible for me so I'm up early in the summer (up here in the north we get long days) and sew first thing in the morning. Of course my mom always reminds me that not everyone's brains can function without a bit of time and caffeine to jump start them. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Kylie said...





I can't sleep when it's light out- it's impossible for me so I'm up early in the summer (up here in the north we get long days) and sew first thing in the morning. Of course my mom always reminds me that not everyone's brains can function without a bit of time and caffeine to jump start them. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Susan Entwistle said...





Since quilting is the most important, get up earlier and spend your time doing what you love. It'll make all the rest of those pesky little tasks (gardening, washing the car, taking the kids to the pool) so much less stressful.

Mom C said...





I like to exercise and garden before it gets too hot and then crank up the AC and quilt in the afternoon when it is too hot to work outside. Nice fabric. Thanks.

Rhonda D. said...





I like to make time in the afternoon to sew at home. I also
like to take along a small kit with
hand sewing projects when going to the park, or waiting on appointments. When we go camping, I like to take my hand crank sewing machine and quilting
project. It is very relaxing to sit out under a shade tree and sew.

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

marth225 said...





I need the answer to that question as well. I just get up extra early

Kim's Crafty Apple said...





sew in the morning!

Njeri said...





I am watching the comments here maybe i will learn a thing or two.

Paula said...





I'm certainly not an expert in what concerns time management but to have realistic goals usually helps to get things done. And getting up early also helps; it's amazing how much stuff I can get done in the morning. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Jacklynn said...





Stay organized so you can pick up a project and be sewing/quilting in minutes. I get up early and sew...and rainy days are great days to catch up.

Debi said...





I keep everything I want to work on right on the table and get up an hour or two earlier than the family.

B said...





Stay up later

MoeWest said...





I like to sew very early in the morning. And my sewing room is in the basement, so it is a cool escape during the hottest part of the day. I also love gardening and the season is short, so less quilting gets done in the summer. I think I'll try more hand sewing projects this summer so I can sit on the patio with them.

Dresden Quilter said...





I like to pick one summer project, and work on it. That way when I need a break from the sun, I have something organized to work on, and have a finished project at the end of the summer. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anna said...





I love taking my sewing machine outside when the weather is really nice out, just make sure there is no breeze!

Samantha K said...





I usually get up and get to busy doing my outside stuff right away in the morning on the weekends before it gets warm & muggy out. I mow in the evenings after work so I don't have to spend a whole day doing it over the weekend. This allows me time to work on my sewing during the hot & muggy daytime hours...and also keeps me out of the sun!

Charlene S said...





Here in Louisiana there is a time between 1pm and 4pm that is too hot to be outside. That is the time to do a bit of sewing.

Jill said...





My tip is do not have a yard or garden that takes lots of work! Then you have more time to sew.

Laura said...





Since I've had kids, I don't sew in the summer. I'm holding on to hope that, as they get older, sewing time will return!

Maria Kievit said...





I will sew outside if necessary, otherwise I will turn on the AC, and nothing can then get me outside in the heat. Thanks for the giveaway.

Aurea said...





MAKE TIME FOR WHAT YOU ENJOY. Thanks for the give away.
aurea.gillis@gmail.com

Heather A said...





Time Management tips from ... ME??!! Well, if I had my wits about me and a fatter bank account, I would hire a gardener, a housekeeper, a house painter, a deck builder, a bathroom renovator, send my husband away on an extended fishing trip, take a vacation from work and not tell any family or friends and have a nice staycation at home with my sewing machine and my stash ... and a whole lot of nice things to sip on.

Sounds heavenly to me. And productive in the quilt department.

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