I have to admit, I've always been amused when folks ask me "how long did/does it take you to make a 'quilt'?" I answer honestly..."I don't know! I didn't/don't keep track."
Well, I got thinking last night as I was working away on my Valentine fiber cards just how much time it is taking me....now don't get me wrong...I don't really care other than I have a target date in my own mind for completing the 28 cards I have started (which is to have in the mail this coming Friday!).
So, here's what I calculated as I timed myself last night (on beading and back stitch):1 hour - back ground stab stitch and 1.5 hours - beading hearts. Now I still haven't taken into account the three pieced backgrounds I did...seems to me I made one a day so we'll say 1.5 hours each so that's another 4.5 hours.
Next up I have to print off the labels onto Solvy Totally Stable, which I've already colored with pastels...that didn't take any time at all but the printing and cutting will take some time.
Then I have to iron on labels, trim and then machine edge each card. I haven't a clue how long that will take but I should be able to machine edge and finish at least 6-8 cards an hour???
So, for 28 cards and some averaging....it will have taken me.....
28 cards X's 2 hours (avg beading and bkgd)= 56 hrs; + 3.5 hrs for finishing 28 cards (avg 8 in an hour), + 4.5 hours for the pieced bkgd + I'll say 1 hour to print off/cut up labels = 65 hours to hopefully give folks a smile when they receive their mail!! Guess I better get off the computer and get busy! Now I just hope someone asks me how long it took me to make these! This time I'll have a good answer!