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Thread: Needing a (big) nudge

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    Senior Member PuffinGin's Avatar
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    I'm posting a NOW picture of my sewing room in the hopes that it'll shame me into getting in there and cleaning it up so I can get going on some birthday blocks and a wallhanging I need to get to right now. As you can see, I have fabric, newly purchased and stuff I took from my stash to find what I need for some not-quite-yet WIPs. Need to wash and put away fabric, patterns, general stuff before I can even think of sewing. It's an embarassment. I'm hoping that posting this photo will act like a public stockade. Look for an "AFTER" photo from me in a few days. I hope.

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    What a woman!! Such courage, such passion, let me know how this works for you!! My husband is a neat freak, I'm not.....my sewing room looks a whole lot like yours in fact. He thinks that I am the only person on earth with a unkempt sewing area! 8-)

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    Aw, Puffin, it REALLY isnt that bad!!!! I bet in just a few hours itcould be beautiful and organised, and I cant WAIT to see the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a pretty rug....sure is a pretty room! NOW, get going...I cant wait to see it!

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    You consider your room a mess? Whew, is my room in trouble!! :-)

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    But Ginny, look at it this way: you LOVE to sew, right? You LOVE to quilt. You LOVE fabric. We take care of things we love. And so, you will be attentive and take care of your things today and give them a proper spot of honor, whether it's fabric stacked nicely on a shelf, or tools all happy and together. And if there's something staring at you that you DON'T love...put it in a box to go to another home.

    No shaming here...just support!

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    Have you tried chunking up the work ? 15 minutes here, 15 there, that way not so overwhelming :wink:

    But either way , you are way ahead of me :oops: LOL

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    That's not so bad. Do you want to spend your time organizing or sewing? Make some room and sew, organize later!

    I have to comment on your Ohio Star block on the board. I made a Christmas tree skirt from them in exactly the same colour combination. :)

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    I'm sure you can do it. It's not that bad. And when you finish will you come and do mine. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    You can still see the floor, so I think you're in good shape. tee hee

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    What's wrong with it??? It looks about like mine!

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    We can all see your carpet. So, it's not that bad.

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    It's not that bad. Just break it down into sections & a little at a time.

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    It looks fine to me! You really DO NOT want to see mine! I have a path to the sewing machine and that's about it!

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    LOL, nor mine! Actually mine is the kitchen table! Right now, we eat outside on the deck!!!!!!!!!(REALLY, and the kids ARE complaining!)

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    Actually -- yeah, it's a mess........but it's an ORGANIZED mess!!! At least, that's what I tell MY husband!!!! LOL :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    What a woman!! Such courage, such passion, let me know how this works for you!! My husband is a neat freak, I'm not.....my sewing room looks a whole lot like yours in fact. He thinks that I am the only person on earth with a unkempt sewing area! 8-)
    Oh NO you are not!! We are all human and occasionally things get our of hand in any room!

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    Thanks! After reading these posts, I feel so much better!

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    if you can find what you need when you need it...then it is not a mess...

    I love the windows....natural light is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Aw, Puffin, it REALLY isnt that bad!!!! I bet in just a few hours itcould be beautiful and organised, and I cant WAIT to see the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a pretty rug....sure is a pretty room! NOW, get going...I cant wait to see it!
    I was thinking the same thing!!! I think you can get it in order pretty quickly!!

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    Have you seen this thread? You're not alone..lol. I found this the most entertaining thread when I first joined the board..lol. Oh..mine's not in there..I have only recently got a table to sew on..not much to show..yet..lol.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-47523-1.htm

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    Looks a WHOLE LOT BETTER than mine. Like the onle person said, a path from the door to the sewing machine.

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    I have a friend that oraganized and never got anything done....So sew sew sew...Really I clean up when I just can't stand it any more but just to put things back I need to know where they are...If I need an idea on what to start next then I clean up more and find something, then I sew sew sew again

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Actually -- yeah, it's a mess........but it's an ORGANIZED mess!!! At least, that's what I tell MY husband!!!! LOL :mrgreen:
    That's what Im sayin!!!! :thumbup:

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    You should do like my mom used to do for me in my bedroom when I was little. She took wide ribbon and broke it into quadrants and told me to clean 1/4 of the room each day until it was done. It wasn't so bad then!!! (My sewing room looks just like yours :)

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    LOL, mine looks worse and i just "cleaned" it

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