This weekend I dusted off my sewing machine and placed it in my guest room. Since I started staying home, I have been wanting to finish several decorating projects which have been tucked away in boxes for at least four years now. Funny, before I stopped working outside of the home, I had an idealistic view of how much free time I would really have. Needless to say, all of these projects have remained in their respective boxes uncompleted.
This week I started thinking about a post I read awhile back from Simple Mom entitled “Perfection: the Thief of “Good Enough”. In it, Tsh’s mother-in-law commented she did not sew when her children were little until she realized she would do it when she found small snippets of time during the day. With that philosophy in mind, I decided to carve out a sewing corner in my guest room so I can sew at a moment’s notice, and not spend 15 minutes trying to find of the necessary materials and equipment.
As luck would have it, my good friend, Kathy, offered to take my girls on Saturday for several hours. So, I was able to set my plan in motion and here it is…and yes, I am acutely aware that the chair does not match the table or the rest of the decor in the room, but I am at peace with that. Tomorrow, I am going to try to thread the sewing machine if I can remember how.