Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two Question Tuesday - 10/25/11

Two Question Tuesday – 10/25/11

Here's the deal - I really liked Mama M.'s Five Question Friday - but that's just too many questions for me.  So I'm going to do my version - and without the linky thingy.

I'll ask two questions and then give you my answers.  If you want to play - you can give me your answers in the comment section.  If you have a blog and would rather answer them there - just leave a link to your blog instead. I don't know how to do the "Linky" thing like Mama M. yet - and to be honest - I would rather sew than find out - so I'll do it this way until I figure it out.

Two questions for you this Tuesday -

1.  If you could have a “Super Power” – which one would you choose?

2.  At what point would/did you turn your quilting hobby into a business?


1.  If you could have a “Super Power” – which one would you choose?
Good question.  ;))
I think I would really like to be able to fly.
I’m afraid of heights – but don’t have any trouble in planes –
so I think that would be a really cool “Super Power”.
Sure would beat freeway traffic, huh?

2. At what point would/did you turn your quilting hobby into a business?
That’s another good question.  ;))
I thought I would turn my hobby into a business when I had something to offer
that I thought other quilters might want to buy.

I wanted to take all of my Left-Handed Quilting tutorials “down”
and turn them into books – for sale - maybe make some $$$ -
until I realized that I couldn’t do the “business” part of it anymore.
I know how – I used to explain it to my clients – I just can't do it anymore.

Too much stress – too much work – just too much!
If I were thirty years younger – maybe – but not now.
Not anymore.  (Health issues.)

Then I realized that I had already written the books –
and published them –
on my blog.
So - I changed my mind - 

and re-posted them all –
and now that I’m done -
I’m going to sew.  ;))


OK - your turn.

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Katie M. said...

#1- Super Power? Would being able to be in 2 places at one time count? There are days I would love to be able to just stay home and sew/quilt, but have to be out and about. But, maybe being able to be faster than that speeding bullet would help, too!
#2 - hobby to business? this could get long! Could I quilt for others? yes and sometimes do, with the understanding that I do not consider myself a professional and I don't do "show quality" work. I've thought about expanding to make quilting a business, but simply don't want to deal with the stress. I also don't have a problem with telling someone I'm not comfortable quilting their quilt if I truly am not. That's one of the reasons I started to quilt my own quilts. I sent a quilt out to be quilted and decided that "I can do that" - okay maybe that's a subject for my blog rather than 'hogging' yours :-)

Katie said...

#1 - Well, with my new job, a super power that allows me to understand all the computer stuff quickly would be nice! But I do like the idea of flying...definitely a plus for my 30 minute commute to work. But I think being able to function normally on less sleep would be best. I get cranky on less than 8 if it's not regular, but still feel tired too often. :(

#2 - No intention of turning my quilty hobby into a job. I might not mind owning a quilt shop, so long as I could just order fabric and shop there and not have to run the register, cut much fabric, balance books or clean up every night! (So realistically, not gonna happen.)

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

Super power - Like Jeanie or Samantha - be able to clean house and do laundry with the blink of an eye or twitch of the nose.

Quilting/sewing to a business - I've tried on a small scale and find I don't like sewing to spec. Once it becomes a "hafta" it's not fun anymore so a hobby it will remain.

Thanks for great questions!


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