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How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?

Summer brings on an unlimited number of situations that keep us from being really productive!  Kids are out of school, friends and family come in from out of town for visits, perhaps gardening takes away from your “work” time, plus other things.

I’ve already come across a few of those situations!  Grandchildren come to stay a few days, son and family coming in from Korea for a couple of weeks, and my garden REALLY needs some attention.

OK, now what do we do about this?  I’ve made a goal to do a minimum of 1 hour of sewing EVERY day, regardless of who is here or what else needs to be done.  Sometimes I stay up a little later, sometimes I get up a little earlier in the morning and sometimes I work in the sewing while the grandchildren are taking a nap.   Some days I can get in a couple hours of sewing, and of course I still have a FEW days that I can work my full schedule of sewing.

I refuse to let summertime give me excuse after excuse to fall down on my work schedule – after all, I still have customers waiting on work to be done, and I’m still making things for our festivals, so there’s no way to be able to take the summer off.  Neither do I want to feel stressed to the max all summer because I can see those piles of sewing out of the corner of my eye every time I pass my sewing room!

I’ve found that it does take a little bit of extra scheduling time to be able to do just a little bit of sewing every day, but it certainly helps take the stress off when I can feel good about the “hour” of sewing I’ve been able to accomplish each day.

I’d like to find out how many of you manage to keep up the sewing for your alteration business, sewing business or craft business during the summer interruptions.  I’m sure that you all are like me and just can’t “close down” the sewing room for the summer.

Let me think here a minute — how many days left until school starts??????  Just kidding!

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One Response to “How Productive Are You Now That Summer Is Here?”

  1. JC says:

    Thanks for the reminder b/c I haven’t sewn in a while. I don’t have a business, but need to sew so that I can continue to learn.

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