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Thread: Stop the Sewing Room Madness of 'Stuff'!

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    If we were all being honest ...we would testify to the fact that our sewing rooms seem to get the 'whatever' anyone doesn't know what to do with or doesn't know where to put it! I've decided, starting today...to stop the madness!! No longer will my room receive stacks of homework to put in a box, tax papers, toys, old dressers (not using for quilting) or anything else that is not quilt/sewing related!! How many of us will put our foot on the door to hold them out...and, OWN that room or space in our house?!! I'm tired of having to not only clean up after a quilting project but for everyone else!!:) Own your space...feel no guilt....don't let them make you feel guilty...settle for no less:)!!Or for me...there will be power in my quilting needles:)Skeat

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    My family knows better than to invade my sewing space. They leave everything in the kitchen :lol: :?: :evil:

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    I don't have a sewing room. I have a card table in the same tiny room as the computer. I can't even get them to leave on little table alone. There is no way I could get them to leave a whole room alone. Good luck with your plan.

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    I have to agree with mrs theo.....no one puts anything on my sewing area....and when I get my new room done they arent going to start piling things there either.....but my kitchen table....now if I could convince them that is not a drop area it would be all good!!

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    Mine gets the vacuum stored in there, suitcases, power washer....anything that hubby can't figure out WHERE to put! There's still room in the cubby under the stairs, but can he put it in there? No, that means he'd have to make a few more steps. UGH!

    Skeat, I feel your pain!!

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    I don't have a real room just to call my sewing room. I have to use the breakfast room until I can organize my bedroom better to put my sewing stuff all in there. I have lots of other stuff that accumulates in my sewing space but it is part of the real house so I don't complain. I have been trying really hard to organize my sewing area / reduce my stash and like the progress I am making. I hope to get to a point where I just have to clean up after a project instead of weeding through the piles in there.
    Eileen

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    I totally agree Skeat! And quit using my scissors! There are only 50 other pairs in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I totally agree Skeat! And quit using my scissors! There are only 50 other pairs in the house.
    My hubby used my new fabric scissors to cut the grips off his golf clubs. When asked why he did that he said because they were the shapest ones he could find, and they were just laying on the sewing table.

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    hubby came in while I was using my good scissors- he was impressed with them. I quickly put them in their box and out of his reach. He whined and I let him touch them- but he was warned of bodily harm if he EVER decides to use them without proper supervision.

    Do I think he will use them- yes, will he tell me- yes. What do I do to deter him- hide them sonewhere else- and that's why it took me 20 min. to find them last night- I hid them on me!

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    Ok....the scissors issue is one I have to deal with. I have resorted threatening to remove body parts with my "sharpest scissors in the house" but even that does not work!

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