Oh, that's a little unkind to greet you with such sights first thing in the morning! Here, let's skip right to the "after", shall we? ...
Better, yes? That's how I feel. Sometimes one has to make a bigger mess before order can follow. But ahhh...the deep breath and space for creativity that follows is delightful.
My work with Taproot this past year and more has meant that most of my studio time is spent at the computer, or on the phone, or (best of all) reading in the rocking chair. I do more sewing these days for my boys' dance studio - sateen, silk, tafetta and let's not forget the tulle! - than at home. But I've been gearing up for that to change. I miss it. I have clothes I want to make myself and my babies, curtains that need replacing, mending to be done, and most immediately and of great importance - quilts to be stitched. A quilt! I am soon to have a ten year old in the house and it seems like just the right time to replace his quilt. (Also? He asks me every day, sweet boy.)
This birthday of his is close - a little less than a month away. I have one lone square complete....and nineteen to go (plus all that pesky quilting and binding). But that's manageable, right? One a day? I can do that. Now that I can find my way to the sewing machine, now that the fabric scaps are thinned down to a reasonable basket full, and knitting projects tidily put away and organized, I've got myself some space and order in which to settle in for a nice long project. This is going to be fun.
Ready, set, go.