Friday, April 27, 2012

Favourite Things Friday

My happy place this week included spending time with Little P ( Gosh I love that little guy! ) having three work days off , and finally getting THE call about the oven , which will be fixed in two weeks. There were a couple of blips on the radar that I responded to and then let go. In the past I would have found that hard to do. I've realised in the last twelve months that different opinions are OK. It doesn't mean I have to change mine. And my perception of myself is far more important than what other people think of me. I think that has come as a shock to some people. And you know what? Just a heads up.  I'm probably not done shocking people yet. 

My favourite thing this week has been getting my sewing groove back. After what feels like forever , I'm enjoying the creative process again. With a head chock full of ideas and motivation to sew like a crazy woman what could be better? 

Well,  a tidy sewing room might help . Especially in terms of being able to find things I need to be crafty with. I begrudge spending time tidying up because that takes time away from sewing . Frankly I think stuff should just levitate into my hands as I need it. But since that's not likely to happen soon, I sucked it up and went to work. 



Good Golly Miss Molly!  I can see carpet!



I still don't have as much fabric as most of you! (and it looks like hardly anything when it's tucked away in boxes ) 


No longer do I have to jump the mountain of crap to get to the sewing machine. 


My favourite thing this week is being able to find stuff...... can you imagine how much I'm going to get done this weekend? An organised space makes me very very happy. 


Feel free to link up and tell me all about your happy spot this week!


26 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well I don't think there is anything more important than being true to yourself so Good On You! However I am dismayed to see that I am now alone in my mess that is better known as the 'cave where I sew' LOL! Wow you certainly gave it the once over. I am still hoping the 'sewing room tidying fairy' is going to surprise me one morning when I awake and have secretly made it all beautiful!Glad you feel all motivated again.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Your sewing room looks great! I love it!
Enjoy your weekend!

Vesuviusmama said...

It is always so nice to realize Friday is almost here when I read your FFF posts on Thursday night! Of course, I have to work this Saturday, which STINKS but I'm not gonna be a whiney baby about it. Great job cleaning up - you can be so mature when you want to be! :) I still struggle with that. My sewing room is a sty, but I did clear off the cutting table and ironing board (actually put things where they go instead of just relocating them to another temporary spot!) before sewing tonight. It's something, I guess. You are welcome to come over and tidy up my room any time you like. If there is food in the house, I'll even let you have some!

Cindy said...

Yep...I better get my sewing space cleaned. I'm glad I don't have a webcam on right now while I'm typing this...though it may make you feel better seeing how mine looks right at this very minute. :o)

ANudge said...

Michelle, you're not alone. There are still some of us around who are messy - not that I want to be that way. Looks good, Shay!

Susan said...

Can you come and do my space next???? Best thing about getting older - you stop worrying about what other people think - go for it!

thea said...

Always good to let things go .. your sewing room looks great. Should make it easier for your mojo to flow freely.

Can't believe it has taken this long for your oven .. that's crazy! two more weeks.

Amanda said...

I am a lot better at letting things go than I use to be, but I still hang on to stuff a bit too long. Now that you have finished tidying yours wanna come over and do mine. One day I am going to go arse up in there and they won't find me for day's. The good thing is the kids will be hungry or want something like yesterday and they probably try really really hard.

Marg said...

You can pop along to my place too and help me clean up my sewing room, thanks!
Glad you had fun with Little P, and now you're able to have lots of fun sewing. Sounds like a great few days for you, yay!

susan said...

You still have more fabric than I do. Sob!

Glad you have had such a good week. May the weekend continue in the same vein.

Kate said...

The sewing room looks great. As much as I hate doing it/keeping it that way, it really is so much easier to work with a clean space. Hope it inspires you to sew some more.

Dianne Neale said...

Holy cow you'll never find anything ever again! And I really feel for you with such a small fabric stash.

Shevvy said...

Oh to be that tidy!

AnnieO said...

Happy for your mojo!!! I had to do some cleanup in my sewing area too before sewing last week--it had gotten to the point were there was absolutely no place to stack anything else without the pile falling over. I told my DH, after stuffing my dresser with the fabric that had piled up, that I might have to revise my previous statement that I don't have a lot of fabric. Fortunately, it wasn't a fatal thing to say :)

Mistea said...

Days spent with a little person are always well spent - so happy you get to play.
Guess your sewing room is ready for the next amazingly creative project to spring forth - sure looks like it is waiting for some action.
Enjoy your weekend

Cardygirl said...

I desperately need to tidy up my sewing room...might explain why I am hand piecing at present! Yours looks great!

Kris said...

Nice work Shay! I am loving your new sewing mojo too. Can't wait to enjoy what you sew this weekend.

Dee said...

If my sewing room was half as tidy as your before shots I would be very happy !!

Jindi's Cottage said...

OK now I am officially jealous...not only did your mojo go into overdrive and achieve great and wonderous things but the cleaning faeries came by and sprinkled cleaning up dust on you and your sewing room magically transforms into the land where stuff can be found...
and those who gave you grief...stuff 'em...their loss if they don't get it...
and yay for oven fixing having a timeframe...

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Rachaeldaisy said...

I get soo grumpy when I can't find things so I appreciate your favourite!! Unfortunately my sewing room looks more like your 'before' photos, so if you hear me being grumpy its just because i can't find my things...

Kristie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous organizing! That is what I was up to as well...pantry finally finished! Off to post :)

quiltygal said...

My sewing room has been a work in progress since December !!!

Elizabeth said...

All those pretty boxes organized on your shelves make me happy! I love organization. I've been working on my sewing space too. It needs just a little more tweaking and then I'll post it for my FTF.

Also . . . two more weeks on the oven? I'm dying!

xo -E

Brenda said...

Ooh, I love a clean sewing room, it just makes me itch to start a project!!!

Lisa said...

Yes, there is something so nice about being able to find what you want, and not tripping over stuff! I need to get on that one, the whole house is aweful. But I'm taking Mother's Day off, out for a walk with the family. Tomorrow.....