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

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    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.

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    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.

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    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!

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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.
    She doesn't know what she is missing.

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    Yes, all the time. I tend to just step over and around my mess while I'm working on a project. I clean it up and put everything away when I'm done. I enjoy the clean room for a day or two, and start all over again. People look in my room and gasp when they see the mess, then look in DD's room and think mine looks almost clean. :lol:

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    Me! I gasp at my own mess! :)

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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!
    I agree! I tell my DH to close his eyes till his hand is on the basement door. (you pass through my craft room to get there)

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    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.

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    Nope. My messes aren't all that bad and my husband just says I can clean it up when I am done. We both know that I am the one who makes messes. It doesn't bother him. He has even offered to sleep on the futon in the exercise room when I am still using our bed at bedtime to lay out the quilt blocks. He's a Love. :)

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    No one gasps at my Sewing room, they run screaming in terror, but i know where everything is in there

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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
    And that's all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosyquilter
    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.
    :-D :-D :-D me too :-D :-D :-D

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    I can't hide mine. When you come into my apartment and around the corner to the livingroom the first thing you see in my sewing are right behind the couch. My friends and family are used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosyquilter
    I gasp at my own mess...LOL.
    Me too. :mrgreen:

    I cleaned it all up yestereday and even (gasp!) vacuumed the carpet! YES! There is carpet under all the snippets and thread ends!

    So, today, I'm busy making a mess in it. :thumbup:

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    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.

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    i gasp when i see my sewing room if it was any messyer a small child could get lost in there. i realy need to clean it but my kids dont like it when i spend to much time in there.

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    Almost everyone has always gasped when they see my room but they sure like the results that come out of it. When it gets tidy I still get gasps so it's a no win situation!!

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    My sewing room is almost every room in the house. And it is a mess.

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    Actually I must have strange SIL and girlfriends because they ask me not to clean up because they want to see where I create my quilts and get a flavor for it all. My girlfriend visited from NV and was disappted I clean up and organized.

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    I clean as I go. Everything is sorted by color and in easy to see clear plastic bins. Once in a while I'll just put my rotary cutter on the shelf instead of in the proper place, but I can't leave the room with it messy.

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    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...
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    My sewing room door stays locked.....no joke.

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    I don't gasp, but I sometimes have to scratch my head. How does the room get that way? It's only me in there. Even when DH is in the room, he just sits in his chair and watches TV.

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    I don't have a sewing room I have a sewing house. Fabric on the couch, quilt top hanging over the china cabinet as I decide if I want to add another border. Several sewing baskets on the floor. I gasp all the time..........

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    I wish I had that problem. I don't have my own space. I have to haul it all out every time I sew. So yes, I would rather hear a gasp and know that I had a sewing room than have no room at all :)

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