I’m feeling a little nostagic at the moment as I tidy, sort and clean out my sewing corner. Remember in my About section I mentioned that I’m moonlighting as a housewife? Well its about to change. Not only do I have a new job that I start next month, we’re moving. To India. Me to the North, G. to the South – both on 6 month contracts.
I’m not going to get to take my sewing machine with me … gulp … gasp … but shhh I haven’t told her that yet. I’ve got three weeks of sewing time left before it all is getting packed away. So I am sorting through my sewing corner and thinking about my previous sewing corners. This one is particularly good. We put shelves directly over where my sewing table stands with little hooks under for my scissors – I bet the next tenants are really going to puzzle over them. I’m being meticious and going through everything, but not much is going to get thrown out. Its funny isnt it the things we hold on to, and the things that ‘belong’ to certain sections of our lives.
I’ve had to go through my scrap bag and be ruthless about what stays and goes. Can I really justify keeping those tiny pieces of amazing fabric thats really only good for the day you get around to actually making those cloth flowers you always wanted to do on a rainy Sunday? Its making me sad think of actually throwing it away. Looking at different peices and remember what adventure I had making what.
I’ve cleaned up my fabric shelves and identified my last few projects. These projects are a little outside my normal wear but I’m aiming for maximum skin coverage with minimum heat overload.
I’m not quite sure what will happen to this blog after the move – but I’m hoping to explore amazing fabric shops and have visions of meeting and learning from amazing tailors.
So I’ll continue to tidy up the corner and in a few weeks pack it all up again. Its been a good sewing corner.
What’s your sewing spot like? I’d love to see some pictures!