I have to cut down a little. I said in my last post that I didn't feel like I was all that productive in January, but I churned out 10 garments anyway.
10. How much time did that take?
Apparently my lack of productivity occurred in other parts of the house: kitchen and bathrooms are a mess, laundry piled high, trash and recycling completely forgotten this week. I'm not getting to the gym near enough, the man is neglected (though claiming not to be, but how much TV can even he watch?) and I don't feel like I've been paying enough attention to the beasties. I know that none of their various illnesses could have been averted by my paying more attention to them, but perhaps I would have noticed something wrong a little sooner if I wasn't always locked away in my playroom.
It's hard to stop cold turkey, and I'm not planning to, but there are a few changes I can make. I have an extra cutting mat, which I can bring into the living room for pattern tracing purposes. There's no reason to isolate for that - I can mostly keep the cats off the tracing paper, and I can still keep up a semblance of being a social creature instead of a sewing-obsessed one. For smaller items, I can cut fabric out there. I can do hems, handwork, buttons, etc., out in the living room like a normal person instead of the sewing-cavedweller that I have become.
The computer is in the living room. At least I don't have to cut down on that.
BTW, in case you didn't get it, it snowed yesterday - these are just random pics from around the 'hood.