No Excuses


I enjoy sewing and for the first time in my life I have an (almost) dedicated sewing room.  However, despite my grand plans I have done very little sewing in recent times.

There always seems to be something more pressing to do – cooking meals, washing, ironing, gardening and so on.  When I sew, I like to do it to the exclusion of the everything else so I have tended not to do it.  The ironing always takes precedence over sewing, especially since I have the ironing board set up in the same room.

Anyway, there can be no more excuses as I have finally got the space pretty much as I want it.

The bed is completely free from any piles of clothes waiting to be folded or ironed.


The wardrobe is cleaned and tidied.


All of my sewing stuff is sufficiently ordered that I can locate what I need.  The iron and ironing board are ready to use.


The sewing table looks untidy but much of it is projects waiting for some action.


My first priority is mending (socks) and some alterations.  I need to take up the hem of trousers I bought in Canada as well as shorten a top I bought there, too.  Next, I will complete 6 pairs of boys shorts which are partly made and are destined to be donated to those who need them.  There is plenty more after that, including, finishing a long sleeved blouse for my daughter, the cover for the mattress on the day bed and dresses and tops for myself.

I will make time to sew.

3 thoughts on “No Excuses

  1. I have the same kinds of delays for sewing. However, a few years back when I had a particular complicated project that I really wanted to finish by a certain date (for travelling with), I declared (out loud) that I was going to sew for at least 1/2 hour per day until it was finished. This sewing would take priority over the other, regular jobs, as soon as I got home from work each day. The other work still (miraculously) got done, and I had my project finished in time.
    Sometimes, I remind myself of this, and give myself permission to prioritize my ‘pleasure’ projects. 🙂

  2. Julia has the right idea. Little bits every day get the project finished. Trying for a big chunk of time to do a project just doesn’t work in real family time. My problem is finding the 4th or 5th lot of time to work on my project of the moment as stuff lands on my project making yet another job to do ‘first’.

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