Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tag You're It Charming Girls!

1. Share your favorite quilting or sewing tip.

I have to say that my tip would be not to have too many projects on the go at once. For me, three is the most I can handle and I try to diversify them so that they have all three different techniques .
One maybe patchwork, one binding or stippling
and another one appliqué
These are the three I am working on now.

2. Share your best tip for managing time more effectively (what works best for you)!

I don't have small children to look after everyday. (Of course I drop everything when my grand daughters come over), however life is still very busy and what works for me is determining a time which can be allotted to my sewing. You have heard me say before I make time to sew every day. I am a morning person and as soon as I have my coffee poured it is off to the sewing room. I need to connect to the world news so in order to multitask I have a TV connected to the Satellite in my sewing room. What I am going to sew that morning has already been determined the evening before. I make sure I do not put my goals for the mornings too high so I can accomplish what I set out to do and if I have time to do more, then great. Usually I sew for at least 45 minutes every morning.
When I come home from work at 5:00 it is my duty to prepare the dinner but "Jay" cleans up the dinner dishes so I go to my sewing room again to connect to the world events of the day and at the same time to sew on my projects. If there is nothing scheduled for that evening I sew longer and because my sewing room is next to the family room I don't totally ignore my husband who is usually intense with his reading at this time of the day and does not require too much of my attention.
3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to go to Alaska
and of course while researching for a cruise to Alaska; guess what I found.. ooh yes! a quilt shop! This would probably be the first stop on my agenda!


  1. Great answers! I started giggling when I read your last answer because for a split second, I imagined all of us CGQC members on a 'Quilting' cruise together! A girl can dream can't she?

  2. Awesome tips, Joan! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to try to work in a little more time for sewing each day! I love all of the projects you showed BTW -- and like the idea of having different things to work -- so if you're tired of one technique you can work on another! Ooohhh, and a CGQC cruise sounds like too much fun!

  3. Isn't this fun to read everyone's answers? :D I have gone on a cruise to Alaska and highly recommend it. I believe there is a quilt shop in Skagway too. Seems like someone online that I came across in blogland worked at it!! Small world huh?? Make sure you have room in your suitcase!

  4. I Love seeing everyones tips! Its so true about not having too many projects on the go at once, hopefully as I get through all of my UFO's I can adopt the same philosophy :)

  5. When I was decding on what to write as a suggestion for quilting tips, I debated on whether or not to put "sew a little every day". I is so good for the soul and even if i get just 10 minutes, I feel better!