Sewing, stress, will the deadlines be met?! Tune in to find out!
Yes. In May!
I know that this just doesn’t happen to me, (right? RIGHT?!)
When I am feeling sad or in a funk, I dive into making. I sew random things, I don’t let my disdain for cooking keep me out of the kitchen. (and hey, even if I don’t like to cook, doesn’t mean I can’t do it. I can do it pretty spectacularly, and it’s ALWAYS pretty, but I just don’t….enjoy it. It’s so gross. Meat all in your fingers…or flour that won’t go away…greasy EVERYTHING…basically I don’t want to make food. I do it….but I do not enjoy it.)
Anyhow…so yes, I delve into making things. The only bad thing is that there isn’t enough time. I work full-time, so…I’m at this whole, job thing all week. So when I get home, I don’t want to make dinner but I do it anyway, I don’t want to go to the gym but I do it anyway (I’m still about 7 pounds away from my first weight goal, so I need the gym), and I only get to sew for like, a couple of hours at the most. Which…I mean is basically pointless. In my world anyway.
When I go to my sewing room, Al follows me and sits on the bed across the room, stares at me and whines. He doesn’t like it that my husband and I are in two separate rooms, and he doesn’t like that he can’t sit on me. So, he just whines. I take this as he needs to go out, so we go, he doesn’t do anything and we go back inside…and he whines some more. This continues until I can’t stand it anymore, and then we go watch tv. Meanwhile I’ll have gotten two pockets sewn, flipped and pressed. Basically nothing done. Like, why did I even turn my iron on at all?! It’s turned off twice from inactivity…
Well, while I’m wanting to sew and can’t, I think of things I want to sew. My brain literally fills up with “I wish I could be sewing this, oh I should be finishing that, I am literally almost done with that”‘s and it gets a little crippling. So much that between Al whining at me and the two seconds of sewing I can get in, that I feel like I’m getting nothing done. Then I think of ideas for my etsy shop. This, is no help at all. I want to get enough things in my store that instead of having sections like “bags, coasters, quilts” and whatever, (lame.) I want to have a cute, a fluffin, and a stitch sections. For example, cute stuff would be like, stuffed animals, or would they be fluffin, one of the two. Stitch would be like coasters and bags….I guess? See, do you see what my brain is doing?! It’s all squished in there not making any sense!!!!
My planner is really helping me out with all of this. When I can make a list, and I can cross things off, I feel a little more accomplished and less in a whirlwind of “what am I even doing with my sewing life?!” So if you, like me, feel like you’re in a whirlwind of not getting what you want done accomplished, make a list. It helps me keep myself accountable. Also, I make little notes like, when I did something so that if I wonder “when’s the last time I cleaned the bathroom?” I can look and say “Oh, last Wednesday”.
Anyhow, so that’s what is going on with me. I’m trying to make my lists and stick to them. Even though there are arrows…and..scribbles. :O
I hope you’re all keeping a little more motivated and organized than I am! Until next time! Happy sewing! 😀
So, there are a whole lot of things going on in our house right now that mostly involve moving, and it’s 100% stressing me out. Typically when I’m stressed I tend to lose weight (don’t hate me…I didn’t ask for this!), so will this be a win-win?! New house, smaller waistline?! We’ll just see! I am kind of excited at the prospect of having a sewing room that is just a sewing room and not a spare bedroom, must better lighting (anything would be an improvement) and being able to like, really set it up exactly how I’d like it to be. 😀
Because of these stressful things, I haven’t been doing a WHOLE lot of sewing. I know, it’s just awful. Sewing should help with the stress, and I’m doing the opposite. The times that I have hunkered down to sew, it’s not been turning out quite like I’d hope, so that’s been no fun.
I started making a bag for my husband’s aunt so that when we go down there for Easter, I can give to her. Well the first run turned into a big fiasco. One of the patterns got cut too short, it affected all of the columns, the fix was working for half of the process but then just stopped. Why, I don’t know!!! Plus, for some reason, all of the columns I was sewing together started bowing. They’re starting to look more backwards C like than just columns, and again, I have no reason why. The more they bowed, the less the seams were lining up, so I told the hubs, he suggested just starting over. Yea, because it’s that easy, right?! O_O
Well it turns out in this one instance it was. I had plenty of leftover pieces from this jelly roll I was using, so I decided to make another, just a quicker one. Instead of doing the postage stamp patch work, I am doing this bag the same way I have done the other bags in my shop; straight rows. I got that all sewn together, and I FMQ’d it, got all the pieces cut out, got my zipper…just sitting there waiting…
So now really all I need to do is put all this together. It will be totally fine, I know. So that’s what I’ll be working on tonight. Tomorrow’s quilt guild time (Yay!) and we’re doing paper piecing. Not the English style, the one with the paper base…and you sew on the paper, or something. I’m excited because I have seen so many of these patterns that I’ve wanted to try, and now, once again, my guild is pushing this little bird out of the nest and right into “you’re going to face your fears and sew what you are afraid to sew” real life. I’m using this cute little lady bug. It is not hard looking at all, so I’m pretty stoked.
Anyhow, that is all that’s really going on right now; stress, being busy, bag sewing problems, y’know, stuff.
Until next time, happy sewing!