Ever since I retired I have been disappointed in myself that I am not getting as much quilting done as I thought would happen. I have a lovely Quilt Studio in my basement, but I have to push myself to go down there and get moving on a project. I don’t know if it is because of the basement itself where it is cave-like, or because it is cold in the basement, or because I’m just not that excited about quilting. Many times I have thought about moving my sewing upstairs to see if that would make a difference in my productivity.
After putting my Christmas decorations away, I decided to re-arrange all my living room/dining room furniture with the thought that I might sew in this area. The sofa ended up in the dining room.
The dining room table was therefore moved to the living room by the front window. I can put my sewing machine where there is light and where I can watch the world while I work. My window faces north and therefore I don’t get direct sunshine, but just enough light to see my work better. I don’t know if this arrangement will inspire me to sew more, but I will try it for a month or more. Of course it means bringing up the iron, creating a cutting space, etc. Already I can think of problems and may end up being happy with my studio downstairs. We shall see.
My stitching chair remains in the usual spot but the little chest from the dining room now sits beside the chair.
Every year for the holidays I allow myself to put some jigsaw puzzles together – one of my very favorite things to do. This year I found a box of 10 puzzles (Walmart) and finished the last one this morning while watching the Rose Parade.
1. Eat less
2. Exercise more
3. Quilt more
4. Stitch more
5. Write more
6. Read more
7. Laugh more
8. Blog more
9. Comment more
10. Complain less
That is my list – more or less – ha ha.