Couture Lunacy

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The Swamp


fbOh man another day in the sewing room – clearing out all the stuff I don’t need and do not use!

This is back-breaking work, which might explain why I don’t do much of it. Today I picked everything up off the floor, grabbed the vacuum cleaner and vacuumed everything. Even the shelves got polished off.

I threw out another 2 garbage bags full of stuff. Not to mention 7 or 8 finally empty boxes. Whew.

Then I actually organized the two patterns. The ones that started this whole mess. Two nasty little patterns – oh yeah – they’re in envelopes now. Behaving themselves, not getting lost, being good – only took me two days …………………….



Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

2 thoughts on “The Swamp

  1. I can relate to this. You have inspired me to go and give my craft room the once over.

    • What a nasty chore that was! I feel good now but all that little stuff I had to move and clean under – yuck! I thought about changing rooms so my sewing room would be bigger, but nah. Too much temptation!

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