Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keeping it Real.

Just keeping it real.... Notice the stacks of projects I have to move if I want to press. This is how it looks right now in my master bedroom. Yes that's correct, I sew in my bedroom even though I have a sewing room next door. Right now I can not even walk into that room. (hanging head in shame) My dear husband has given me until May 10th to get it together and back into the sewing room. I'm not sure I have the drive to get it done.

I have been really busy with work and in my spare time, I'm trying desperately to finish this quilt. It is for a friend who recently got married. I won't see her again until June so by then it has to be done. I wasn't so sure about it but it is growing on me. I love the scrappiness of it and how the vintage fabrics actually play nice with the modern fabrics. I'm thinking another one will be on the list of charity quilts to make using any and all scrap fabrics. I can't wait to free motion big flowers in the white blocks. Now I just wish there was enough time in the day to get it all done....


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Unless you sweeties garage is pristine, ignore him for the moment. The issue is the quilt room :) One of the first posts I made on my blog some years ago was a before and after. I never ever ever want that before image to come real again.

Set a timer
For 15 minutes
don't stop to read magazines or hunt for a thimble.
Timer goes off you are finish for that day unless you want to do two timer drills.

Repeat again the next day. Lovey, we can do Anything for 15 minutes...the key is you don't ever mess up what you've done. If it's in your hand put it away not down. You'll get there and you'll feel like a new woman, and it will be a thrill in your heart each time you enter your sanctum because it is ready for you to create.

You Can be a good steward of your time and your stuff...it's a matter of respect to yourself and himself.

Best wishes, Sharyn

free indeed said...

I love your irish chain! I have one in my future for sure...a triple irish and it will be scrappy as well trying to use up the scrap bin...really weird colors in there.
I agree with Sharyn..a little at a time helps to keep us from just sitting paralyzed...I'm that type. If it's overwhelming, I THINK about what I want to do, but never put feet to those wants...
It's so nice to work in a clean uncluttered work room...I love going into my sewing room now and spending time there. Baby step it.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

Melody said...

Thank you all for the encouragement! I am not a cleaner. My husband does all the cleaning, laundry and most of the cooking. I cannot complain if he wants to have a "sewing free" bedroom to sleep in. ;)