Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Conundrum

I know we have all been in this place: work and life intrude themselves so much that you either don't have the time or the energy to get to your sewing machine. For the past few weeks and for the next few weeks, that is where I am.
I go into my sewing room and just putter about; tidying, maybe sewing a seam or two, but without the mental concentration to really DO anything. As I head out the door for another long day at work, I think, "All I want to do is SEW!" And thoughts of fabric and pattern and quilts keep me going through the day. But I always wonder if I really would be happy if all I had to do is sew. Is part of my peace and pleasure at my sewing machine that those moments are rare? I won't say my time in my room is "stolen", I don't steal the the time,  I "make" the time! If I don't make the time to cut and piece and iron and--well, quilt!--I get unhappy and frustrated. But I would like to *try* having nothing to do but quilting--at least for a week or two!

Until that happens, let me share some images of my Heaven on Earth.

work table
I highly recommend NOT having your machine facing the wall. I am lucky to have a window next to me, but even if it weren't, I am not looking directly at the wall whenever I look up from my sewing.

corner of my sewing room
My little 'alter' of gifts from friends and loved ones.

east wall
This my rotating 'gallery' that I spoke of in the last post (plus monkeys!).

west wall 
My custom-built bookcases--Thanks, Shug! I tidied quite a bit before I took this image.


Bry said...

So jealous of your room. But wheres the picture of your wall o' fabric?!

A whole week or two?! That would be AMAZING!

Manda said...

Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! Love the pics of your room

MariQuilts said...

Great post.....I remember dreaming of more time to sew when I was working and raising four children. Now that I have more time I sometimes have to motivate myself to actually go down to the studio and get something done.

amy and the bad cats said...

love that star quilt, and those bird scissor holders are AWESOME!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love sock monkeys!!!! I've been far too busy with work lately that i haven't been blogging or sewing enough. :( Good on you for voicing the feelings a lot of us must have.