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Thread: Maybe this explains my sewing room.

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    Maybe this explains my sewing room.

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    Wow! Thanks for posting this! I am going to show it to dh at the very first opportunity......

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    I knew there was method to my madness.....and not just in my sewing room!

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    I don't think that's true for all people. I don't create well in messiness. Of course it doesn't help that I'm over the top type "A" personality...lol.
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    Now I don't feel so bad about the mess!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Amen! Amen!

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    I once was the office manager for a very well known (nationally, in the medical field) physician. He had the messiest desk I ever saw. I just told him it was sign of genius to have such a mess and still be able to produce what he needed to produce.
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    This backs up what I've known about myself for years. Not only am I more creative in a "messy" space, I'm much more comfortable. I feel on-edge in a space that is too orderly - it's obviously not MY space! I'm messy but I know exactly where everything is. I clean my studio periodically but even when my studio is spic & span it's cluttery - all my scissors and rulers hang from rails out in plain site, I have lots of decorative nicknacks up on shelves, stacks of folded fabric are usually on display, etc. My desk at work is similar - extremely functional but not really neat, except for the shelf that holds my toy robot collection which I keep in perfect order, LOL. Fortunately I'm a programmer so I'm sort of expected to be a little messy and weird, LOL.

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    And Einstein had a messy desk too!
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    My sewing room is not as organized as I'd like but I do know where everything is. DH asked why I had so many baskets and clear containers. Told him to take a closer look, at least they were all labeled. He knew then why his labels kept having to be replaced. The room is still a bit overwhelming but he can now find things also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    And Einstein had a messy desk too!

    Did you see the comment someone made?

    Roger Wolsey
    'If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?' - Albert Einstein
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    Thanks for sharing...Now I know I am not alone....

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    This explains a lot. There wasn't a flat surface in our house that was not covered with my husbands paper work. If I would start to complain it was met with 'have you seen your sewing room' - 2 facts he never seemed to register (1) I did not have visitors in there and (2) there was no need to do bookkeeping on what I made and spent at the end of the year. I did conquer the where to eat problem I bought TV trays that could be folded away safe from paper stacks.

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    It might look messy to outsiders but I know where things are. I was working inpatient and one of the other therapists asked for an article. I told him exactly where on my desk it was. I agree with the article. At one point my Dad was helping me "get things organized". It is so hard to explain that material folded and placed in boxes might look good but how do you know what you have???? When I need a project I look at the fabric separated by color and thats how I get my best ideas

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    This makes me feel better. I do try to organize every once in a while, but entropy seems to take over.

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    My dear Mother told me one time why she thought I needed everything I had, to be out where I could see it...She said it was probably because I didn't have much growing up, and now I want all my things out where I can see them, and that really is the case in my sewing room for sure...that was one time "Momma Knows".... and I enjoy all of my collections...

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    I'm not one that can work in a messy environment. Overall things need to be organized for me.
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    It explains my work areas too. LOL
    Last edited by FabQuilter; 12-02-2014 at 10:38 PM.

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    I have a manager that used to give me grief about my desk. It drove him crazy that I had such a messy desk but usually had the best production records on a consistent basis. When his boss came down for an audit one time, he was told to leave me alone, it was obvious my work spoke for itself and he said the Einstein quote. My sewing room is usually messy as a I work, but I clear it up when I finish a project. It's just the way I am and my husband is the opposite.

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    My messy room seems to bother everyone but me. Their "bother-ness" bothers me!! Another genius, here!!

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