As Monday rolled around this week, I realized that I wouldn’t have much to say about my quilting progress. At first, I wanted to rush into my sewing room and complete something, anything, so that I could say something about it. Then, I realized that part of this process is being real about what I have been able to accomplish.
Just as in life, there are times that our hobbies take a back seat to more important things: God, family, yoga, career, day-to-day tasks. Really, only those that make a career of quilting should get into their sewing studios every day. As much as I would like to, I know that there are more important things in life than quilting. Gasp! How dare I suggest that we could spend too much time in our sewing rooms. I do not find true fulfillment in doing just quilting. In my not so distant past, I’ve immersed myself into my quilting to the detriment of my marriage, family, finances, and friendships. I find myself much more satisfied with my quilting, when the rest of my life is balanced.
So, checking in today, I completed very little. I appliqued some stems on my Craftsy class project on Friday night. Sunday, I hand-quilted two rows of stitching around one of the center blocks of the liberated solids quilt. Although this isn’t much, it is progress. I will take it.
Just so I don’t leave you without some eye candy, I’ll share some pictures of my sewing room. I could call it a studio, but it really is just a bedroom overflowing with sewing and quilting paraphernalia.
Whether your space is at the dining room table, like early in my marriage; a corner space or a well lit studio; your sewing space and mine is a haven, a place to retreat from everyday cares and create. I hope you find time to relax and sew something this week. Meet me back next time when I check in with more of my weekly progress on finishing up WIPs and UFOs.
Disclaimer: These photos were taken a few years ago after reorganizing my sewing & quilting space. The room has overflowed out the door and into the next room. It will probably never look this organized again.
Until next time…