I’ve had an interesting sewing journey since I started sewing in 2007. First, I had a dedicated sewing/crafting space and even had an entire room with a closet and extra shelving in my old house. Then I moved to a 1500 square foot sewing studio for a year (bigger than my current apartment)! Now, I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and have moved my sewing machine around 3 times in a year trying to find the best spot for it (mostly out of reach of a curious toddler). I also keep a machine in the trunk of my car in case a friend invites me over to sew for a little while.
I realize now that it doesn’t really matter how much space you have, what matters is what you make and why you make it. My quilting projects are my creative outlet. I love to make something that makes my cubicle pretty and that sparks some conversation with people at work. I also love to make quilts that can be used to keep me or my family warm or can give comfort to someone in a nursing home who doesn’t have anyone to visit them.
Maybe someday I’ll have more space to spread out but I hope that my focus will remain on creating beautiful quilts to share with friends, family and those in need.
So tell me, do you have a dedicated space or do you sew a vant guard wherever you can and whenever you can?
I’ve had blogs before, in fact, in my “previous life” (prior to 2012) I probably spent a good 20 hours a week on my blog but after my son was born in 2012, keeping up with a blog was difficult since I started working full time and there never seems to be time to make things that are worth blogging about (not to mention any daylight for taking decent photos).
When I finally upgraded my phone to a “real” smart phone with a decent camera I joined the Instagram (IG) revolution! I found that although IG and Facebook are fun for short posts, there isn’t a lot of room for the journalling aspect behind the photos so I thought I’d try this blogging thing again. This is seriously like my fourth blog because I’ve forgotten my log in information for all the others!
For my birthday took a couple of days off and went to a new (to me) shop in Humble, TX called It’s a Stitch. It turned out to be a hidden gem of awesome modern fabric goodness! So I splurged and bought myself some birthday treats.
I’m going to try to avoid doing the thing that people do that I hate which is just write a ton of information with any pretty pictures! I know you aren’t here just to read my daily ramblings. You want to see pictures and you want to get something more out of this blog besides reading about my not very exciting life.
So for now, I’ll leave you with a picture I snapped out the window of the Metro bus on my way in to work last Friday. I was trying to capture the crazy traffic that morning but managed to get a nice shot of the Houston skyline too.