4.12.2008

Stuff happened.

So ... here is a picture from my sewing room. My cutting table to be exact. Which is evidence of a serious problem.

The problem isn't the obvious one ... the lack of space to cut anything. The problem is that I don't care. I haven't sewn anything in over a month and I have lived to tell the tale. Dust is gathering at an alarming rate and yet I just shove stuff to the side and remind myself how grateful I am to have space to shove stuff around on.


I can honestly saythat I do have time to sew ... I just don't go there for some reason. Most of my excess time has been spent throwing away stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. Wow ... I have a lot of stuff. A lot of unneccesary stuff. But ... less than I used to.


I think I might honestly be afraid to start sewing again for fear it will take over and I won't be able to stop and I will go out and buy even more fabric and then my throwing-away habits will wane and the stuff-accumulating habits will rear their ugly heads once again.


So ... I'm putting it to a vote. Yeah or Nay. To sew or not to sew ... that is the question.

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7 comments:

steph said...

everything in moderation... and you have such a talent.

Jody said...

You have been blessed with such a beautiful talent that If you don't use it you may loose it! Love to look at your beautiful work.

Tara said...

If the idea hits you, do it, if not , don't. What I've learned is when the kiddies are in your life it is hard to make a committment to yourself to finish anything. Everything just takes longer to accomplish. But then, that's just it. Don't think of it as something you have to do just something you are doing when you feel like doing. When kids are in your life self imposed deadlines stink and just add more stress!It's hard to rid yourself of that but I am thinking you want this to be relaxing! I have a crotcheted blanket ion my rm I haven't touched in a season...it's still there if the feeling hits me!

Angy said...

ditto to steph's comment :)

Melissa said...

i cant advise yay or nay, because i am the exact same way about scrapbooking! if i start i wont be able to stop, and will soon be surrounded by mountains of pretty paper.

but if you do find the key to some kind of zen-like moderation, will you pass that along?

Kate said...

I disagree with the "if you don't use it, you'll lose it" comment. Taking a break for a while is fine. You know you'll do it again. I've seen how sewing can take over a person's life... ;)

P Daddy said...

I say sew...I don't want to be the only thing in stitches around here even if I may end up looking a bit patchwork...and, besides, you're eventually going to run out of organizing, cleaning, and redecorating to do...whereas the stash is of eternal proportions.