Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sweat Shop


my sewing room
August 2014

My sewing room (aka the Sweat Shop) has been open for business several nights the past week as I worked on reducing the scraps that have been accumulating since I started making Quilts of Valor four years ago.

Often I will lose track of time as I stitch. Last week, I missed a meeting because I was distracted working on Country Crossroads.

As you can see, I watch movies on my iPad via Netflix as I sew. Last night, I watched K-911. It was fun to sew as Jerry Lee and Dooley solved crimes. Sometimes, I listen to iHeart Radio instead of watching movies or television shows. I've been a more productive knitter and quilter since I cancelled my cable TV subscription.

9 comments:

  1. I enjoy getting lost in a project like that.

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  2. Look at all those squares coming together!

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  3. If it wasn't for sports, I would cancel our cable subscription. It is getting so darn expensive!

    On the other hand, I do my BEST knitting while watching the boob tube. Or should I say ...listening to the boob tube. I only look up occasionally. LOL

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  4. I am watching the seasons of Royal Pains now, I finished Switched at Birth and Cedar Cove with Andie McDowell and Call the Midwife I am still working on. I watch late at nigh and if I fall asleep I can go back and watch it again! We still have Cable for local news but at a much reduced rate...soon the cable people will price themselves right out of business! :)

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  5. I wouldn't have thought of a sewing room as a sweat shop, but indeed, it could be! This made me chuckle. As many hours as you work on these beautiful creations, you could even set up a whistle or red light to indicate it's time to quit...or go to a meeting! Ha.

    For me, TV time is most often my knitting time.

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  6. Love how you have it all set up just for you:)

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  7. I have a small TV in my sewing room and find that usually I have Food Network or HGTV or the History channel on when I'm sewing. I also find I'm more productive when I have something to listen to while I sew. And my cat used to come in and lay on the ironing board to keep me company. But he's getting older he usually doesn't bother coming down anymore. I think he doesn't like climbing the stairs back up again. Lazy and content to stay in his chair basking in the sunshine upstairs in the family room.

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  8. Wow your sewing machine is high tech! you deserve a great partner for all your quilts!

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  9. If hubby is t home I almost never turn on the TV. Give me a good audio book any day. But I do like your iPad set up.

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