Sewing Room vs. Dining Room
Hey peeps! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and had a happy father’s day. I was able to share my father’s day this year with my step-dad, Bob. I know divorces are rough on everyone, but I do have to say, I feel incredibly lucky that I’ve gained an additional, loving father out of the whole deal. I have my dad, step-dad, and father-in-law; what could be better than having three dads?! (Perhaps having 3 moms, but we won’t go there…)
I spent my Friday night avoiding my sewing room (aka Dining Room) because it looked like a tornado swept through. I took some (embarrassing) pictures to prove it…
I really am a bit embarrassed by the state of this room. I don’t think Felix and I have eaten at the dining room since Valentine’s Day. We do have a separate office where we each have a desk and I could potentially move my stuff into there to free up the dining room for meals and entertaining, but I recently decided I liked working in the dining room. The space is larger and I feel like I have plenty of room to store my notions, patterns, and can and spread out fabric and patterns on our large dining room table. But as you can see I’ve spread out too much and have taken over.
I literally have a different (uncompleted) project on every single dining room chair, with the exception of the one I sit on to sew. I have notions on all surfaces, patterns not packed away, piles everywhere… When things get this cluttered, I have to just take a step back, refocus, and organize.
While I’m writing this post on Sunday evening, since Friday I’ve organized and put everything away that I could. But all my work-in-progress projects still remain on the chairs. And as much as it pains me to do, I’m going to (attempt) to refrain from any NEW sewing project until my old ones are done and sitting completed in my closet. Insert *Gasp* here.
I feel like this is a bit like sewing blasphemy…
It feels wrong and akward not to have a new project to work on, but I know I’ll be happier when I am able to get this room under control, as will Felix. And that’s only going to happen when I get some of the projects done and out of the way. Once I finish all of my outstanding projects, I’m gonna take another picture to share with you all of the before and after. How does that sound? :)
So I have to ask, how are your sewing spaces coming along? Have things gotten to the zilredloh-tornado state or are you a neat and tidy person with everything decluttered?
I don’t think this post would be complete without showing a quick pic of one of my biggest supporters, my lady-lop, Baxter.
I let Baxter out for the evening and she just camped out next to my chair. She’s a smart cookie; she knows that I can’t resist leaning over to pet her every 30 seconds.
And of course Quincy, my boy bun, loves hanging out in the kitchen in between meal times. I love the shadow his ears are casting on the cabinet behind him.
And as they do it on CuteOverload, here’s the bunhance:
Tomorrow you can expect that I’ll be documenting my progress on one of the hibernating projects that has camped out on my chair, for longer than I’d like to admit. I wonder if you guys can guess which one, based off my older blog posts…