I need to remember this every day, but for now, I’ll hold myself to getting it realized on the weekends. The excerpt below is from a vintage Singer sewing machine piece. But I really feel like the sentiment could apply to so many things. We need to take time for ourselves, our projects. All too many times I sit down to a project, fun or otherwise, and when I’m feeling particularly irritated or not up to the idea, I find myself cleaning the house, cooking for dinner, finding anything other than the strength to have fun and do a craft or even type up a blog I wanted to get out. I love these suggestions, get it all done and sit down. I wish I felt like I didn’t have to get it all done, but at least put myself together, sat down, breathed in and proceeded with the fun. I think this process may put me in a better mindset. I urge you to try it too.
Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home, and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing.