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

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    Mine was off limits, too, but I got "out of Dodge" and would be gone a while and they did it. Of course I should say that my husband will be having surgery Monday, but I could close that door and no one could have seen in there!

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    My sister and I are opposites. She made a comment about how messy my sewing room was. (and I thought it was rather neat) I have to take her comments with a grain of salt.
    Once we arrived at their ski condo a day before they did. I had been reading by the lamp beside the couch. I had tilted the shade to get better light. One of the first things she did was go over and correct the shade when she arrived. Oh well. We live in different states. Isn't that a good thing.

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    I used a members idea of using a file cabinet and file folders to organize my fabric and projects. However, I have 4 quilts going at the same time. I hate to put everything away only to get it back out again. Some days my sewing room looks like I was robbed and they threw fabric everywhere looking for something of value. Actually I was trying to find the top of my cutting table and my rotary cutter:) My husband says I sew like I cook, MESSY, but the quilts are beautiful and the food tastes good. Creative people understand you (and are more fun), non-creative people have clean houses and are boring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnetteB
    I used a members idea of using a file cabinet and file folders to organize my fabric and projects. However, I have 4 quilts going at the same time. I hate to put everything away only to get it back out again. Some days my sewing room looks like I was robbed and they threw fabric everywhere looking for something of value. Actually I was trying to find the top of my cutting table and my rotary cutter:) My husband says I sew like I cook, MESSY, but the quilts are beautiful and the food tastes good. Creative people understand you (and are more fun), non-creative people have clean houses and are boring!
    :thumbup: Gosh I like you & love your philosphy.

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    I thought my sewing room was bad but at leats I can get into it. I went back east and saw my sister's sewing room. It is about knee deep and I couldn't find a path through it. I decided mine wasn't all that bad and anyway I usually do not share it with anyone who doesn't understand my passions.

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    No,,,most of my friends have the same mess at home. LOL...

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    I create better in chaos --if I have everything neat as a pin, I just cannot function. I need creative clutter. Its always so funny, I have a friend with a sewing room that you think is ready for a magazine photo op. She comes into mine and starts refolding fabric and putting books back in place and if you can believe, filing patterns etc.
    Maybe should ask her over more often. grin. Oh yes she works for cookies and a cup of hot chocolate--grin. Sometimes I think she wishes she could have a bit of clutter instead of stressing out if there is a thread on the floor.

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    My sewing table is a mess right now, since I'm in the middle of a project. Half of it is covered in piles of fabric and the sewing machine takes up a small space and the sewing supplies sit on the other end. When I'm finished, I do clean up and put things away. My DH, just doesn't go in there much, cuz the mess drives him batty. I do have a door, so if it gets real bad, I just close the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosyquilter
    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.
    ROFLMBO

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    Mine resembles a crime scene..so I try to avoid letting anyone in there lol

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    My 4 year old granddaughter went in it the other day and looked around and said "Hmmm, it looks like it is almost done". I recently painted and put in new floor. Little does she know, but it doesn't get any more done!

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    Honey, just do not worry about it!
    For the longest time I have been BEGGIN my friends and family to help me get organized, since this is NOT my best way.
    I really do know where whatever I do need is, and if and when I get that bug up my a$$ to go in that room and organize, it will happen. It actually did happen a couple of weeks ago! I can now walk into the room!
    So, take your time, and when you are ready, you will have your room the way you want it to be!

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    Kind of reminds me of the time my new husband brought home for dinner a new guy who had come to work for him and whose family hadn't come yet. It was the week before Valentine's Day and every surface was covered with cut-outs, lacey things, cooling cookies, dirty mixing bowls ...... you get the idea. And, I might add, 3 kids who couldn't stop showing their new, wonderful Daddy what they had and for which grandparents or friend to which it would be going. Both men stood at the door, absolutely speechless. We went out to dinner that night. AND he has never brought someone home again w/o checking first! Ahhhh, wonderful memories of 40 years ago!!!!

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    My sewing room is my idea of what heaven should look like, and if some one dares to make a comment about it they are shown the door , I have te opinion if it makes me happy thats all that matters. Cathy

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    "if momma's creating the best thing to do is duck to avoid flying fabric."

    I love it. Yes a sewing room is a studio. Do people gasp at paint drops in a painter's studio?? Is it possible to create neatly? And who cares? :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by puck116
    My sister and I are opposites. She made a comment about how messy my sewing room was. (and I thought it was rather neat) I have to take her comments with a grain of salt.
    Once we arrived at their ski condo a day before they did. I had been reading by the lamp beside the couch. I had tilted the shade to get better light. One of the first things she did was go over and correct the shade when she arrived. Oh well. We live in different states. Isn't that a good thing.
    I have the same with my sister, luckily we are on opposite sides of the planet and she only invites her self to come stay every couple of years. By the time she due, I hope to have found my dining table. :)

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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.
    My daughter once told me "Mom, I'm afraid to go in your sewing room". Ha - I got a good laugh from that. I just said "Yeah, sometimes it scares me too".

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    Yeah, my family is use to it, but the basement is off limits to everyone, its my room, my house and most importantly my stuff, and they better leave it alone.

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    It's to hard to work if every things is hiding.

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    My sewing room is in the process of being remodeled and is a mess. I used to store my fabric in that room but many many people made a lot of comments about what a mess it was. It is actually what used to be the living room of our house and there are no doors to close. I moved the fabric into a spare bedroom when the painting and new flooring was done in there and that door stays shut so I don't have to listen to the comments anymore!

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    I looked and gasp all the time. But for some reason I don't do
    anything about it, just turn and walk away. HEEE Heee

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    no pictures that's not fair. lol my mess is the first thing you see at my house. My Christmas hasn't been taking down yet. The tree still blinks at me.

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    Thankfully 'ol "Hyachinth Bucket" isn't coming calling any time soon! IF she does show up unannounced ignore the doorbell! (smile)

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    I repeatedly say to my husband, "If you don't do anything, you don't make a mess!" He likes his recliner and TV; I like my sewing/crafting and show a lot more for it.

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    I am with you I need a clean place to quilt I was used to sharing my quilt stuff with the bedroom and had to clean up every night. Now I have a large sewing room in new house and keep it cleaned up every night . just a habit I guess. To each their own. what ever makes you happy

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