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Thread: Has anyone looked in your sewing room and gasped at the mess?

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    Senior Member DeneK's Avatar
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    I guess I am somewhere in the middle. I do clean up between projects but don't sweep up the snippets off the floor as often as I should. And I do have a lot of doggie beds on the floor.

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    I sew on one end of my room and do paper crafts on the other end so when I want to sew I move the mess to the paper side and when I need to make a card I move the mess to the sewing side. See? Very organized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    No one gasps at my Sewing room, they run screaming in terror, but i know where everything is in there
    ROFLMBO, I'm going to choke on what I'm eating hahahahahahahaha
    Oh yeah, same here :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Yep, I cleaned and organized mine last week. Looked at it yesterday and could not believe it. Oh well, it helps me keep my sanity so I will keep on making a mess.

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    My daughter came to spend the night and she had to sleep in my "stash room", which also serves as my spare bedroom. She got up the next morning and said, "you know Mom, I don't think you could ever sew this much fabric up in your lifetime." I believe she just issued me a challenge. My New Year's resolution was to sew up at least one quilt out of my stash per month, before I purchased any more fabric. However, the quilt show in Cincinnati is coming up fast . . .lol . . if I make to April . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Please...check this out...though I have to say, it is better this week, and I have been in there working...

    remember this is one corner of a 8' x 10' room, NOT my entire house...
    Jaci - it's looking better. You've been busy! I still want to come and help ....................

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    Part of the fun in quilting is the MESS!!!!
    Don't take offense, especially if she does not do CRAFTS.....her loss for sure.
    Keep up the good work

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    My sewing room/craft room is my hideaway.My son knows better than to make a remark, he loves mama's cooking too much,lol.

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    How would you like to be me? We are selling our home and I have to keep everything in ready-to-show condition. So every time I sew, I have to get every thing out, work for a little while, then put every thing away again. What a waste of time--I'd rather be working on my quilts. :-(

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    My craft room is a total nightmare. I am working on it slowly but surely. I'm going to go back in there today. I need to be able to get to my knitting machine for a project I want to start - and to work on the quilting frame. I promised myself I would make friends this month :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosyquilter
    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.
    so do I :lol: :oops:

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    I cringe when anyone else wants to come into my sewing room! No one has ever gasped, but the look on their faces says it all.

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    Cluttered room from working means creative mind, caring patient person, and busy bee . She just doesn't know what that means and doesn't understand the concept.

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    Me too ,ChampagneBubbles!!! I clean mine as I go,and before I go to bed.The first thing I do in the morning is bring my coffee in my sewing room and get on here to check out the Board. I cant stand clutter in my room. I cant work in clutter .I want a clean slate before I start for the day. My room is stuffed to the gills but it is organized and as neat as I can keep it .I am never ashamed for someone to visit it,even have a guest chair... :)

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    My sewing room is a disaster area. My DH sews in here with me. He has things the way he wants them in his area. Which is stacked up nicely. My problem is I have no storage space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Me too ,ChampagneBubbles!!! I clean mine as I go,and before I go to bed.The first thing I do in the morning is bring my coffee in my sewing room and get on here to check out the Board. I cant stand clutter in my room. I cant work in clutter .I want a clean slate before I start for the day. My room is stuffed to the gills but it is organized and as neat as I can keep it .I am never ashamed for someone to visit it,even have a guest chair... :)

    I am a member of your group also....can't stand a mess nor am I able to work in clutter. I want the project I'm working on to have my full attention and not a distracting mess everywhere. That's what makes us all so unique in being able to do what we love in our own ways. What would drive some of us crazy is not a problem for others.

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    I've had people sit down and put their head between their knees. Serves them right for barging in!

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    Hi, I just close 2 doors to my sewing room when anyone comes upstairs. Off limits to any eyes. Judy

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    Me too and it sure doesn't take long for mine to get that way too!

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    They the gaspers will never know the joy we know.Just think of what they are missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helbo
    My sewing room is like my church. It's very special to me and off limits to casual visitors. Mostly because I have pieces I'm working on and do NOT want any comments until I'm ready to show my work. My DH brought my SIL in to see my room, I heard her gasp, like the people do when they see hoarders. I was in the middle of a project and you really could not walk in the room. My DH was trying to show off my work so he gets a pass, but I asked him to please never show my craft room again. I was at a loss for words when I heard the gasp of horror...She does not do crafts, so no messes at her house. I do clean up and put away once I'm done with a project (okay, sometimes I do). I guess the best attitude is if momma's creating the best thing to do is duck to avoid flying fabric.
    I always just tell the person they have insulted me and confront them then and there. I feel it is better just to get it resolved instead of carrying it around. Vent it like you did here.

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    My husband just told me that he thinks I've set a record this time. He said he thought I had a couple of times before, but he is positive I have now.
    What a guy!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytetygeress
    I don't have a room yet, but yes i gasp when i am doing a project.Cus is a mess. I do have a very good motivation tool to keep everything nice and tidy when i am not quilting...An 18 month old whirlwind. If it is out ( i sew in my living room, and cut in my kitchen) he is going to check it out..and run off with it. I don't know how many scraps of fabric i have found in his toy box...
    You SIL should have been respectful about your space. If she doesn't like how you keep your stuff, well her loss, not yours.
    I have a granddaughter that loves fabric scraps too....now she knows that if it's in the blue bag, she is free to use/play with/take it....otherwise fabric is off limits or she needs to ask first. Mind you she was 3 when we started this system. 18 mos is a little tougher.

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    You can't sew if you are cleaning. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by helbo
    She does not do crafts, so no messes at her house.
    Boy, is she missing out, I feel sorry for her! She sounds like my MIL LOL. No one sees my mess but me and DH. My friends can already imagine it

    Susan

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