Ravelly wanted to know our sewing rituals so here goes mine:
1. I always sew barefoot. No matter the weather. Since living here in Hawaii, it has been easier to get my shoes on and off, especially since I wear “slippahs” all the time. Even at sewing bees and retreats… off go the shoes. I only wear them to go to the bathroom and outside.
2. When I go to sewing bees or retreats, I have to take a LOT of projects. I never know what I want to work on, so I take a lot of things. So much that I get teased about it. I never take just one or two items, usually about 2-4 projects for a short be, 4-5 for a long bee, up to 10 for a two-day retreat. I may get bored you know. It isn’t like I don’t have a ton of projects to choose from that I am currently working on, ya know?
3. I always have background noise in the room I am in at home. Sometimes, it is my Ipod on the dock, but usually it is the TV. The TV is set to a movie I have seen 1,000 times or old CSI reruns on SPIKE.
4. I have a little home-made iron stand (from an old tv tray) with my Oliso Iron and a bottle of Best Press next to me. This is home and away. I don’t like big ironing stands and they take up too much room anyway. The Best Press stuff is awesome if you haven’t tried it yet. I need to find out how much it is to ship a gallon here – it may just save me money in the long-run.
5. I have to make a list of what I need to accomplish in the sewing room otherwise, I will get distracted and work on something totally off the wall or even start a new project. I don’t always follow the list, but at least it is there and I feel better about trying at least.