Friday, July 24, 2009

I have a question for you!

Do you think about sewing a lot? I know I do!

So many times I'll go to bed and think about patterns, fabric, future projects, techniques--you name it, I've probably thought of it. Then when I wake up, I wonder if I'll get in any sewing time, mull over what to wear that I've made, eat my breakfast while checking out sewing blogs or PR, maybe do a bit of sewing, then start my day. If I'm lucky, I'll do sewing at some time during the day, maybe at night too.

I get very excited when I think about going to Pocono Sew and Vac. So many machines, so much gadgetry, so many sewing notions...oh, I just want to sit at the machines and experiment! And then there are the fabric stores. Where am I going? Is there a fabric store nearby?

Yeah, I think about sewing. A lot! My Coverstitch machine is still in the box. I looked at it every time I was in my sewing room today thinking about those gorgeous coverstitched hems and feeling those stretchy professional-looking hem stitches. It will be another 10 days before I can take out my new toy and play with it. Can you imagine??? Why did I even pick it up when the box tortures me every day LOL? Oh well, after 10 months of layaway, what's another 10 days, right?!?! You know, I get SO happy thinking about my "family". The machine family that is. I want to see them all lined up on one table so I can take a picture--my sewing machine, serger, embroidery machine, and coverstitch. Such a handsome family of machines it will be!

Do you virtually eat, sleep, and breathe sewing? I've been like that since 7th or 8th grade. My summers in high school were spent in the basement making clothes, many times from 8 or 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. when I had to get ready to go to work. I will admit that my sewing went into a temporary hibernation state when my four kids were 7 and under. I think I slept through huge chunks of time in the 1990's or lived in a sleep-deprived daze for a few years. But other than that, sewing has been a major part of my life and who I am.

How about you? Just wondering how many of us have this *passionate* hobby. I'd like to know I'm not alone :) .

11 comments:

Sherril said...

Oh Kat, if you only knew! If I'm not thinking about sewing, I'm pattern drafting, tracing, altering, cutting, sewing, on the computer looking at or discussing sewing. I go to bed with sewing books or pattern magazines or envelopes. My sister says I get a glazed over drugged look when I go into a fabric store. I love my job because it gives me summers and holidays to stay home and----SEW!

No, you're not alone.

gwensews said...

The problem is--I do more thinking than doing!

Sewfast said...

You expressed my sentiments exactly Kat! I almost kissed my sewing machine mechanic when he fixed my serger on the spot yesterday. I think about sewing ALL the time!!!

Cisa said...

You are certainly NOT alone in this. I frequently can't get to sleep because I'm so busy sewing in my head or visualizing cutting things out. I dream sewing. I started a business mostly so I could sit at home and sew ALL day. I sew in the evenings and am in the fabric store down the street for various notions and such every day.

Tamara said...

I think about something sewing related most of the time. I think about it way more than I am actually able to sit down and sew. I love to think and plan and look through mags and think and plan and look at my fabric and think and plan. :)

Karen said...

You're definitely not alone. I think about sewing at work, and doodle pattern diagrams on the margins of documents, I think about sewing at the gym (sewing books on the elilptical make cardio a little more interesting), I think about it while cooking.

I know I think about it when I'm asleep because I wake up disappointed that all that recent work I did was in my dreams and now I have to do it all over again.

So. Not. Alone.

Rachel said...

I know exactly how you feel! Turning the lights back on when I'm trying to get to sleep to sketch ideas that are running through my head... pausing DVDs to take screen caps of items of clothing I love to then spend ages examining the pictures to work out how I can copy it... boring my friends to death with the details of what I want to make, or examining their clothes for inspiration and ideas!

Kathi said...

At times my husband accuses me of loving to sew more than I love him!!!!

Rhoto said...

Tamara, we're TWINS!! ;) Although I "have the time" :( ;)
Warm greetings to Everyone,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Lindsay T said...

Yes, yes, and yes.

Jackie said...

Kat, you're definitely not alone. I think of it all the time too. Especially at work when I'm reading sewing blogs LOL!