I've been doing some unexpected babysitting for my 3 yr old grandson, and have just found out my babysitting stint will go through the middle of September. I babysit from 7:30am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Of course, the "quilt bug" hit me the Sunday before I started babysitting, and now I can't seem to find the time (or energy) to continue quilting! I have three baby quilts to make for August and September baby showers. On Sunday I chose and cut the fabric for the first quilt -- and haven't returned to my quilt room since!
I know quilters work fulltime, maintain a house and family and all the cooking, cleaning and balancing that goes with it. Some work part time or are retired, some are grandmothers who are full time custodians of grandchildren.
So I'm curious - how do you find time to quilt? Do you quilt late at night? Weekends? Only when you can grab a few hours from the family's schedule? Are you retired and able to quilt whenever you like (as I was just a few weeks ago!)? What's YOUR secret to finding time to quilt?
THE GIVE AWAY
Yes, I'm re-thinking the give away I had planned for this week. Time just hasn't been on my side to read and review two more books (though I hope to get them done soon - they are great books!). So instead....
Leave a comment to this post on how YOU find time to quilt - be as specific as you can. Do you quilt in the middle of the night? While the kids take a nap? After dinner while the family does other activities? Do you find time once a day, once a week, once in awhile? Make SURE your comment contains your email address or a direct link to a blog that contains your email address. I can't tell you how many times a name has been selected to win a giveaway but had no email address in the comment or on their blog!
Everyone who left comments on the quilt books already reviewed (see posts below) will be entered into this give away as well. But if you want an additional TWO entries, leave a comment to this post and tell me how you fit quilting into your life.
The GiveAway is open to U.S. residents only. The prize? ALL THREE OF THE QUILT BOOKS REVIEWED LAST WEEK! This giveaway will end at 12noon EST on Friday, July 31st, 2009. The winner will be drawn randomly and will have 48 hours to respond to my email with shipping information.
Want an extra entry? Twitter about this give away OR follow me on Twitter if you're don't already. Send me a Twitter Direct Message (@BudgetQuilting) and tell me you've done so.