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computer in sewing room?
do you sew more or less with the computer there?
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Date: 4/21/09 10:20 PM

Like so many people, I enjoy more than only sewing. One thing I like to do is play on the computer - I read/write email, read pattern review WAY too much, read news, chase threads about whatever topic has caught my fancy (it was treadle machines today), and occasionally play a game.

Right now, the computer is downstairs and the sewing room is upstairs. Every time I walk into the sewing room, I get happy and wonder why I didn't get up there earlier - why did I just spend 1 hour plus on the computer when I could have been in here?

We do have a spare computer (OK, we have several) so I could set one up in my sewing room. Have you tried this? Do you sew more or less? Is it more of a distraction to you or are you able to just hop on the computer for 5 minutes and then get off because it's sitting right there?

I know I might just have to try it out but thought I'd ask for opinions here ....

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Date: 4/21/09 10:58 PM

My computer is immediately to the left of the serger, which is immediately to the left of the sewing machine, which is immediately to the left of the printer.

I love it being there... for the most part I listen to Pandora radio (pandora.com - you set up your own listening preferences) or iTunes while I'm sewing, but if I need to reference a tutorial (thank you Threads and Sigrid for making them so accessible!) the computer is right there.

I did set myself up for a discipline for PR and blogs - I try to read first thing in the morning and then ignore, not successfully today I guess.

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Date: 4/21/09 10:58 PM

My sewing room is also my computer room, office and a tv room as the computer is also a tv. I find it easier to switch from one task to another and it actually helps if there's something that I need to think about in one task to be able to step away from it for awhile. I think it all depends on your learning style. Some people would find it doesn't work and would rather focus on one task at a time, others find it easier to do a bit of each. If you'd like to look up a specific technique online it is also very handy to have the computer right there!

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Date: 4/22/09 9:05 AM

I'm like you--my computer is downstairs from my sewing room and I prefer it that way. It's my idea to ''get away'' by going into my sewing room, and if I had a computer in there, I'd be on it as well. The computer being downstairs forces me to enjoy myself upstairs more.

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Date: 4/22/09 9:21 AM

My laptop is usually in the study, or sometimes in the family room.

When I sew, I usually have the little tv on, watching TCM (Turner Classic Movies) or CNN.

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Date: 4/22/09 9:33 AM

I purchased my laptop specifically to use with my embroidery machine, so it is in the sewing room. I would probably sew more if I didn't enjoy the computer for PR, email, and general noodling on the internet. But, if I used the computer elsewhere, DH would find excuses to interfere with what I'm doing! Sewing room is my space and he rarely ventures in. I do love the man dearly, but it is important that I have some space, especially since he retired! Sooooo, here I sit, enjoying my PR time in private while my current project (s)! wait for my attention.

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Date: 4/22/09 9:57 AM

My sewing space is also where my computer is, my desk is and my "library" is. It is the hub of the house accounting, my computer using/playing and where I spend the bulk of my time. So YES, I spend too much time on the computer (and a LOT of it on PR!) and that's just the way it is. Being a geek as well as a sewing/reading/thinking person, I love being in there in my space without TV. I listen to the radio, and of course the PC has my iTunes.

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Date: 4/22/09 10:02 AM

Being an old-timer computer user, who remembers when computers had to be kept in temperature-controled, dust-free rooms, I wouldn't put one in a sewing room because of all the lint and dust that the fabric makes. They're probably fine, especially the laptops, but I wouldn't do it.

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Date: 4/22/09 10:30 AM

I have had a laptop in the sewing area for several years - need it for machine embroidery. So now the sewing area is also my office.

Computers and operating systems are tougher than they use to be.

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Date: 4/22/09 11:00 AM

I'm sure I would be too distracted by the computer if it were in the sewing room. I have only a desktop and fortunately there is no room for it in the sewing room. If I ever get a laptop, I'm in trouble.

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