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Thread: Don't Judge My Quilting Space

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    Tonight, I opted to enlighten my huband as to his comment a few days ago referring to my housekeeping or lack thereof. Of course this was during a disagreement and I would like to say right now that I am a spoiled woman. He cooks, cleans regularly and is an awesome contributor with the chores.

    However, when he threw into the mix, how I had cleaned my quilting room and organized everything perfectly and now it was a mess again... I let it go at the time. I had to ponder how I would address his obvious misconception of MY SPACE and how I kept it.

    Tonight I asked him to come to the door of my quilt room and just listen for a minute as to his comment a few days prior. I explained that a quilt room is for being creative, not about perfect organization. (I have been cutting hundreds of apple cores out of each piece of fabric I have and got tired of folding after each one.) So, by piling up all the remnants and scraps I made quite a mess.

    I told him, "This space is my space... this is where I work and create and if I want to make messes, then so be it. This is My Space. Your shop is YOUR SPACE. You can keep it any way you want, it is YOUR SPACE. That was the end of it as he walked away ... knowing his shop was a mess. I am just sayin... Sometimes look at yourself before you judge.

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    You GO Girl!!!!

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    LOL - My studio gets cleaned up so I can mess it up again on purpose! It happens every time I begin a new project --- it is just the nature of quilting. I am lucky that my studio is in a room over the garage - no one knows what it looks like in there unless I invite them in.

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    Mine is scary...very scary right now

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    thanks gals. I do believe that I also clean it up every time I am about to start a new project. A fresh start and then dig in and trash it all over again. It is so darn fun.

    I was doing that just tonight, finally folding all the scraps in piles in order to dig into some Funky Chicken blocks. I can't wait to do these.

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    I like your spunk, I bet you don't get that lecture again.

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    Personalyyyyyyyy I have often wondered how in the world anyone can create in one of those perfectly organized sewing rooms that never have a thread out of place. lols

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    :mrgreen: thanks

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    You can remind him to be thankful that your sewing space is in a room all it's own. My sewing space is in the kitchen at the table...and boy...you should see the mess of it!!! :) :)

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    It's funny that this came up, because last week I posted a pic of my sewing area in the LR and Hubby said I should show a pic of how it looks tonight :shock: :roll: don't think I'm that brave :lol: :lol:

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    mine goes in cycles-clean up-sew a bunch-make a mess-repeat

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    Mt hubby is very supportive of my hobby but he, too, frequently "suggests" how I should organize everything. So far I haven't followed any of his suggestions.

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    Awwww...come on Quilt Grammy... show us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    Awwww...come on Quilt Grammy... show us.
    NO THANKS you might judge me badly :roll:

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    Not even Quilt Grammy. I would clap with the others for our freedom to play and express.

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    Way to go! I only wish my husband was a slob in his shop, but he keeps everything neat and tidy, so I can't use your argument. :(

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    I straightened up my quilting room this morning so I could start quilting my latest project. Even when it is straightened I still hate for non quilters to see it. I have about 6 projects lined up after I finish this quilt.

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    Use... My Space, Your Space... we should be able to each do whatever we want in our own spaces.

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    Where is everyone making their name as their signature in different colors and fonts?

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    This is so true RatherBe Quilting. I suppose another thing I could say is that his pull up bar hangs in my doorway. It is the only one it will work with in the house. I cannot shut my door for that reason.. so you will just have to look at it! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyG
    You GO Girl!!!!
    Ditto :-) :-)

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    Alright NancyG.. You're just a fun and supportive gal I see. Where ya from? I am in WA

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    Right now my dining and kitchen is my work space, still waiting for the hubby to move out the treadmill so I can move into the spare bedroom...my house is a mess.

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    Please someone tell me where I can find to make a fancy name like y'all.

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    If it get too clean, I don't want to mess it up and nothing gets done. As long as I know where everything is...it's clean enough for me.

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