The Quilting Blogger's favorite tool:10:27:00 PM
the 'crop' tool.
You know what I'm talking about. I can't be the only one guilty of this.
|Exhibit A: don't let the picture fool you.|
See Exhibit A, pictured right. Today's finishes while the little ones slept. Three midwifery slings for the ol' Sew at Home Mummy Etsy shop.
Nice, right? Stacked nicely, fanned out to show the labels, no debris on the beautiful blue cutting mat, no stray threads...
When in reality, all around you, it looks as if a bomb went off:
|Exhibit B: Yikes.|
Note the two baby monitors on the table center: no doubt the primary reason for the chaos.
Also note the Batman duct-tape holding my LED light in place on my sewing machine. >grumble<
It's chaos. Not even an organized chaos. My problem is this: I can't find the time to organize anything back in it's place - I just start pulling stuff off the shelf haphazardly and in a rush to get things done and move on to the next thing, nothing is getting put away - because heaven knows one of those kids is gonna wake up any minute so rush! rush!
...and if you knew me in real life, well, you'd know how much this disorganization makes me TWITCH.
To the point where, today, I actually asked my mother (who is coming to visit in a few weeks) if she'd mind helping me by putting her [obsessive] laundry-folding-idiosyncrasy to work in my sewing area...maybe with the two of us we'll get it all neatly organized.
You know, it's definitely true what they say about when you have kids, that it's inevitable that you'll relax, be "less of a neat/control/[insert Type-A personality trait here]". It's happened to me. I thought it never would. But it has. And most of the time, it's great! But when it comes to my sewing space...I'm in trouble.
You know, as I write this, it pops into my head that I should run a link-up party. Air your dirty laundry, so to speak, share photos of your cray-cray sewing spaces. It'd make me feel better to commiserate *wink*. What a good laugh it would be.
A heads up (sponsored links ahead....) Craftsy is having a big sale on their courses starting tonight. This weekend only, until 11pm PST on Sunday, they're offering up to 50% off of 2 paired Craftsy online classes. I'm thinking about taking Leah Day's FMQ and Beth Ferrier's star blocks course... If you take one of them, or have taken them, let me know if you liked the course(s). I really like the Craftsy platform, actually. I like that I can sit and learn in my pjs. Or in the middle of the night when my little one won't sleep. I've taken a few of their courses and have recently signed up for Jacquie Gering's new modern quilting course (she's a fellow Chicago MQG member!) and I can't wait to get a minute to actually sit down and learn!
And to sign us off on this chilly Valentine's night, the other man in my life:
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. I hope you're snuggling up tonight with a quilt you love.