Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Never bring your sewing machine into the living room...




... or at least do so hoping to get all your projects done.




I dragged it down and set up shop right between the fireplace and the TV. Perfect corner spot, with a view of the entire family, who hang-out in this room regularly throughout the weekend. Either, playing a board game, watching a movie, folding laundry (good kids!) or reading a book.




What a better way to see them and get some stitching done! Or so I thought, I was inundated with little projects and repairs by family members. So I didn't, in the end get a whole lot done.




Or well, not according to MY priorities! My poor family usually needs to wait months to get any of their sewing needs tended to. So there I was, right at the machine in plain site. What could I do.




Actually, it was really nice to get these things done for them, instead of putting it off until the repair is no longer needed because the item no longer fits!




What I did get done was a few blocks for my Thangles BOM, which is always an easy and fun little project. But what I mostly wanted to do is finish my 'Tree of Life' wall hanging.




I started on the quilting, but didn't have time to finish, mostly because I was doing other little projects for my family. I even broke a needle customizing some soccer (or Football as he calls it) training bottoms. But no worries, in the end it was nice to be with my family and still sew!!




Actually, my machine is still in the living room, so tonight, I plan to sew with my family again. I wonder how long I can get away with this before they will relegate me to my sewing room again! :-)

8 comments:

Gina said...

I think it's a good idea,... until you are receiving visitors and your living room carpet/rug is full of little threads and bits of sewing...
By the way, I like your choice of fabrics.

audreypawdrey said...

I think it is great idea, too! It gives you a chance to hang out with everyone while you are all doing individual events. I love these blocks, too! I am way too messy to actually do this, though.:)

Kritta22 said...

Just think once you get all their projects done, you will have all kinds of time to sew what you want!

My sewing machine is in the living room too. My husband wants to kick me out at least once a night because he missed a line on a show!! :)

True Blue Nana said...

What a great idea! Those kids will be gone someday and you will treasure spending time with them. I have thought of bringing my sewing machine downstairs too. Maybe I will try it. I love your triangle blocks. I really like your choice of fabrics.

Nanci said...

Wow! That quilt is going to be PINK! I love it. You know I love bright colours, but this one wow, and then I read down further and there is the sea green(?) it's so colorful too.
Yes, have your machine where you want it, you only go around once and tomorrow they will be gone.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

I quilt at the dining room table until my quilt shack is finished. I accused my DH of delaying the construction of said shack because he will miss me too much. Or, he will be left in house with the children without me running interference. Have fun, they will get used to you there and leave you alone.

Eileen said...

ha-ha-ha.. this sounds SO familiar!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think I may have to try this Dionne! blessings, marlene