C would say (in the nicest way possible, really!) that I'm a freak. I can't just "do nothing," and I'm constantly doing something, usually craft-y. Yes, I do work a full-time job. But my children are kitties, and they are much easier to take care of than human children. What amazes me are the people who have children (and those who have children and jobs outside the home) and can still stitch.
But really, I tend to be a couch potato. We watch a lot of tv - series, movies, C playing video games (which is why I have to make myself go work out at least 3 times a week - we have a pretty sedentery lifestyle). I would say that I make dinner a couple of times per week, max. C cooks some, and we go out some, and we eat a lot of easy-to-fix food, so I'm not spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing, cooking, and cleaning up afterwards. I've learned how to make a few things in the slow cooker, and you'd be amazed how that helps.
I believe I'm also very fortunate that we have a very laid-back lifestyle. We don't entertain often, but the guys come over and hang out for game night, or occasionally I'll host a Scrabble day with girlfriends. My housekeeping skills are moderate at best (but I'm working on it a little at a time, thank you Flylady - my sink is shiny!), and C does help out with it too.
And C is my #1 cheerleader and fan. If he wasn't so enthusiastic about everything I do (okay, so he wasn't quite so enthusiastic about the furry scarf the other night, but he will be ), I probably wouldn't be as proliferate. I have found that when I am very content, I tend to enjoy my quilting, crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitching immensely, and that when I am disconsolate, perturbed, or just out-of-sorts, I don't do anything nearly as much.
So, basically, my "free time" is really FREE time for me to work on whatever I want to do. I generally have a couple of hours after work before bedtime to indulge in my crafts, and sometimes I have most of the weekend too - lots of hours there...
I now have Scott's quilt sandwiched and ready to go - I just have to figure out how I'm going to quilt it.
Oh, and I finished square #32 - this is the aligned cobble stitch:
And here is a little update on the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt I have started to piece - it is a REALLY long-term project, so I'm just working on it when I feel like it. I don't quite have one flower finished yet, but I think what I do have done is kinda pretty. I should take a picture of some of the fabrics I plan to include. It's going to be a 1930's-fabric quilt, for me.