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

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    If I didn't have my mess to look forward everyday.....I think I would go crazy.

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    If I didn't have my mess to look forward everyday.....I think I would go crazy.

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    See if you can top this: I went to Oklahoma for almost a month and my daughter and DIL "cleaned up" my sewing room. They did a wonderful job. I can't even find my sewing machine cord! aghhhhhhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama
    See if you can top this: I went to Oklahoma for almost a month and my daughter and DIL "cleaned up" my sewing room. They did a wonderful job. I can't even find my sewing machine cord! aghhhhhhhhhhhh
    OMG! THAT'S AWFUL! Well intended but an awful idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Nope. I sew in a room with a door for a reason. As they say, you have to break a few eggs to make a cake!
    Love it! A room is only so big and I found it quite easy to out grow mine, quickly. I tidy up when I can't stand it, usually after a project is done. Gasping has become a way of life. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    jaciqltznok - do I spy a part of a Dear Jane quilt in your photo?

    And no, no one gasps at my area. It's not huge, but I do try to keep it semi tidy between projects.
    that's because you make all those mini'e-one never makes a mess doing minis :roll: LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosyquilter
    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.
    Me too. LOL I cringe every time I walk through the door. I know I have to clean it up but just motivating myself to start is the problem...besides I would much rather be sewing and I figure eventually I will sew 'the mess' up into quilts. :)

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    I am ready to scream!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Covered in Threads
    Thanks Bev,
    You are so right but it's my one main weak spot, the ability to say "no". Thanks for all the suggestions, I've truly taken them all to heart. Now to put things in prespective. And to be honest after seeing the Peter Walsh show on the gal doing quilts for valor, my spot ain't too bad. Thanks once again and wish me luck.
    Lots and lots of luck to you!
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    I have just read through all pages of this thread. It is so heartening to know there are others like me out there. My dear SIL gasped at my housekeeping skills years ago. "Clean enough to be healthy, dirty enough to be happy". Don't get me wrong I admire those who can keep everything neat and tidy and many days wish I were more like that. But I am not. My family and friends love me just the same. And the gasping SIL marvels at what I sew.

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    Lock the door, stop feeling defensive. You are creating and you have the right to choose how you do it. Besides if you cleaned up and put away everything everyday think of the time you would waste.

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    If anyone's gasped at my mess, they've done it outside my hearing.

    My whole house is a wreck most of the time. Between work, kids and quilting, who's got time to clean???

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    YES ME!!!!!!!!!

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    Mine is in the living room and is the first thing you see as you come in the door. To my way of thinking ... if you are coming to critique my home - stay away cause I always have a mess going while I am sewing and/or embroidering at the same time. No place to hide mine either... oh well - if it's out of site - it's out of mind(LOL)

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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.
    Dear Lord, it can get bad. I just cleaned yesterday. And to make matters worst, I have prom decorations everywhere too. At least till April 1.

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    DH and I both keep our respective hidey hole doors shut when people are in the house. My fabric over-floweth and his fly tying "stuff" is even worse.

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    LOL, I sometimes gasp. One day, the bulldog got in there, I had thought I closed the door....anyhow, she had a hey day, spreading my yarn all over.

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    If I cleaned up at the end of every day I would never get anything finished. I would be spending all of my time figuring out where I left off yesterday. Clean up at the end of the project is my motto. It's my home, don't judge.

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    My church much cleaner than sewing room and welcome to everyone, I sew in basement and right before Christmas pretty messy, also like you usually clean after every project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama
    See if you can top this: I went to Oklahoma for almost a month and my daughter and DIL "cleaned up" my sewing room. They did a wonderful job. I can't even find my sewing machine cord! aghhhhhhhhhhhh
    Oooh that would be hard to handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerryQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama
    See if you can top this: I went to Oklahoma for almost a month and my daughter and DIL "cleaned up" my sewing room. They did a wonderful job. I can't even find my sewing machine cord! aghhhhhhhhhhhh
    Oooh that would be hard to handle.
    Somebody would die if they did that at my house. Mama's sew cave is forbidden no man's land. :evil:

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    I cannot bring anyone into my space because you have to go through the bedroom and the hubby says no way.

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    Well, I aspire to me neater. It is a work in progress. I have had years of mental and physical illness which caused my house to become "Crapalot". So it's taking time to get things under control. Bedroom - check. Livingroom - check. Upstairs bathroom - check. DD's room - in progress :-) Sewing room - in progress!!! If it doesn't bother you or the ones you live with, then it's not a problem (unless it's a health hazard). If if bothers someone, then just work on it bit by bit.

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    Our sewing rooms may look like a tornado went through but it does keep us off of the streets and out of the bars..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by champagnebubbles
    Nope, I am a clean as you go girl. I really do pick up before I leave the room in the evening. I learned the hard way when it was all in my dinning room.
    I'm the same way.

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