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For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite time of day to sew?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.19 PMby reginaanne

    Until I learn to sew while I am sleeping, all waking hours are my favorite ttime to sew.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.11 PMby elisabetsy

    Weekend afternoons when I can.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 05.42 PMby aega

    after breakfast

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.48 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    My favorite time to sew is in the late morning after I have dropped off the kids at school.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.40 PMby Arellis

    I try to sew at night when the twins are asleep, but my favorite time is in the morning. At night I’m tired and more prone to make mistakes.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.05 PMby Elina Krasteva

    morning :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.48 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Basically I don’t get picky, whenever I can find the time. It seems to be more mornings lately though.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.39 PMby flashabou

    First thing in the morning while my husband Is still asleep, a cup of hot tea and morning light coming in my windows

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.33 PMby Nadine Croteau

    I prefer sewing when my whole home is clean. Then, I have enough space for my fabrics. Usually, it’s in the afternoon ;)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.26 PMby littleharvey94

    I usually sew in the afternoon, but I prefer morning sewing.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.25 PMby bethw82

    I like to sew in the evenings, being a night owl that’s when I’m the most focused.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.21 PMby alissaslagle

    I can and do sew at ANY time of the day!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.18 PMby corvus

    Whenever possible. I work a night shift, so it’s not uncommon for the urge to strike me at, say, 2AM.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 03.09 PMby WilijA

    My favorit sewing time begins at midnight, on weekend. Because then you can relax, forget everything and everybody and just enjoy all the proccess. And then it’s perfect to see the sun comming up in the early morning and to understand that your project is done (about 9 or 10 am.) :DD I don’t know why, but sewing thru the all night for me is kinda magical.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 02.44 PMby no4daughter

    I like to sew in the daytime to take advantage of natural light.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 02.20 PMby Semtele

    All day long

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    Dec 10, 2012, 02.09 PMby parze

    On weekend mornings right after breakfast.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 02.03 PMby panifrau

    in the morning

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    Dec 10, 2012, 02.02 PMby cweetgal

    Time of day doesnt matter :) Its the project which drives me to sew all day if time permits :D

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    Dec 10, 2012, 01.58 PMby aur0ra

    Whatever time of day I can! I feel most productive in the afternoon. It can be hard to sew in the evenings sometimes in the winter, simply because there’s never enough light.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 01.57 PMby Christine Prevost

    Morning is when I make the least mistakes and the light is best.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 01.32 PMby cweetgal

    Time of the day does not matter . I love to sew any time.. It is the project that drives me to finish it :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 01.31 PMby catarina

    In the evening!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 01.03 PMby thisdamselflies

    I love to sew in the afternoon, when the light is the best. I usually end up sewing late at night though. :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 12.53 PMby pendlestitches

    I love hand sewing in the evening when the children are in bed…I can spend time with my husband without abandoning my needlework. On Saturdays the children visit the grandparents and this is the best time for me to get to work on my machine.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 12.06 PMby marielsbarreto

    i love to sew eveeeeeryyy time, everyyyyyy day even on sunday…my grandmother tells me you can´t work on sunday because everything you sew on sunday you have to re do on monday… :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 11.42 AMby kath4kids

    Morning is my favorite time of day to sew, and then sometimes afternoon (it depends on the laundry load) and if I still feel the mood….evening!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 09.45 AMby carmencitab

    “All Day and all of the Night” as the Kinks’ song go.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 09.06 AMby gemmafloyd

    I think I sew best in the evening, especially when I have other work to do!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 09.04 AMby Ularie

    Well, for me, there is no favorite time – I like to sew when ever I can. But usually I have time in the evening until it’s time to go to sleep (or after that time).

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