I have a rich fantasy life (no, not that kind!) but I do have a vivid imagination. Pair that with hopeless optimism and you have a tendency to keep hoping things that you hope will work will accually work sometime. Otherwise known as the definition of crazy, I know.
Maybe it was too much Disney but I’ve always had this theory that if I could just finish enough projects then my sewing room would sort of “sew itself clean. ” Just envision quilts flying out the machine and leaving big clean spaces behind. I’ll pause while you laugh, it’s ok.
But the other night, it happened! I sewed something clean and I have photos to prove it!
It’s ok, Jack couldn’t believe it at first either. What happened was that I finished my current leader/ender and decided to start a scrap vortex (which I’ve been thinking of ever since I saw it last summer. ) With a pile of miscellaneous scraps and a free 1/2 evening, I allowed myself some purely fun sewing time. Unfortunately, it was hard to have as much fun as I wanted because under my table looked like this.
Pretty awful, right? And I was was doing my best to jus ignore it when I realized that some of the mess was scraps. I began gathering up the usable pieces and tossing them into my scrap improve blocks. Before long, I’d used all the pieces off the floor (except the fat quarter which I set aside) and after a quick vacuum the floor looked like this.
I have to tell you, I was pretty excited and so was my sewing helper!
Viola. ..after almost four decades of sewing, my theory worked! Next time I can finagle a 1/2 night of sewing, I’m eyeing up the cuting table! Turns out, you’re never too old for a little magic to sneak into your sewing room!