My sewing room is an abomination. An embarrassment. A couple of days ago, the Jazzman walked in while I was slaving over a hot sewing machine, then backed quietly out as he turned out the lights so he wouldn’t have to look at the mess. That was a suitable response. In fact, the only way I would share a photo with you was by first running it through my iPhone’s ToonCamera app so the mess wouldn’t be quite so recognizable.
Here’s the problem: there are only 24 hours in a day. As you know, I’m trying to get too many things done (tops and a coat sewn) before I leave for the Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus European tour (Frankfurt, Paris, Luxembourg, Brussels) on the 8th of November. Yes, I could stop and pack my bags right now and have a perfectly fine wardrobe. But wait, I want that new Marcy Tilton coat. And I want that new Katherine Tilton top. I’m obsessed with having just the right items along so I’ll love how I look each day. It’s a sickness!
So when I’m balancing the time I have available to me in a day, do I clean or sew? Inevitably, I sew. Or knit.
I’ll get back from Europe on the 17th of November, and beginning the 18th, I am not going to allow myself any sewing or knitting time until I’ve spent x amount of time on cleaning that abysmal room. Any progress will leave it better than it is today.
How did I get onto this topic? I read Stephanie’s post today at MakesTheThings.com. I was instantly jealous of her clean, organized space. I want some of that!