by Ramona on December 15, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room.   What a concept! It fits in with the ASG mission statement of “Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill”.

I read a Tweet and followed the link. Behold, it took me to a sewing blog called Cat Patches. The blogger announced an “event” where you (if you are a blogger and a sewing enthusiast) will need to occupy your sewing room for one whole week, or as much as you can and then blog about it. There was a giveaway at the end of it. If you missed that event, sorry it’s over. But, thank you, Cat Patches blog for the inspiration.

Occupy this -- please!

OK, great event, but since many sewing enthusiasts have a full time job and can occupy the sewing room for 10 minutes on the weekend if they’re lucky, how do they make the effort to spend more time occupying their favorite room or favorite corner in the house? Any ideas? I have none.

Of course there are books, articles and an avalanche of digital & printed material to teach a seamstress sewing tricks to make an item faster, without sacrificing quality — and pride. We get that, but what will make

Cute ceramic head holding my pencils and rulers!

one enter the sewing room/sewing corner in the evening when semi-exhaustion from the day job takes over? Sometimes the weekend gets busy with household errands, family etc.

So, readers, what are your thoughts and suggestions for finding time to Occupy Your Sewing Room for those with a daytime occupation?

Go here to see sewing rooms of real people, posted by the Sewing and Craft Alliance on their website. Some of them are beautifully appointed and others resemble my own.  But all are inspiring!


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Samina December 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Nancy, thank you for your thoughtful comment!

Kip May 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

LOVE this !!

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