Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Today I said goodbye to my sewing room. We have one room in the house for "miscellaneous". So for the last couple of years it's been my sewing room/guest room/den. Mostly a sewing room. I had a closet for all my notions and fabric, a nice table for cutting, a sewing table, and all the appropriate space for everything quilting. Well, it only took a little over a year for me to gain quite a bit of weight while I sat at my sewing table as long as I pleased...which during a creative frenzy could be quite a while. Enter the treadmill. Yes, I have purchased a treadmill in order to save myself from ruin. Believe me, it was a serious toss up...creative outlet? or become borderline diabetic! I chose my body. The cool thing is I realized that I can enjoy my creative energy anywhere. Of course I like having big spaces to cut, create, and sew. But I still have my closet, tables and shelves...just not all in the same room. I am back to the dining room table to sew, "treadmill" room to cut, and living room to create (spreading stuff on the floor while I make decisions). It's going to be a challenge but I think I'm worth it. My New Years resolution (four months late) is to use all my fabric on scrappy quilts and whatever else I can make. I have way too much unused fabric in that closet....it's not fair to the fabric! Also, I'm the anti-hoarder, I can't stand to accumulate too much stuff. Plus, lots of family and organizations who will love to receive whatever I make. This is the year of slow and easy wins the race...and all the money I would have spent on fabric will go to my yard. I WILL get the "yard of the month" sign in my yard one day. Until then, I'll be quilting like a pioneer girl...lol. Happy quilting everyone!