when i read about how other people conquer their clutter or their procrastination or whatever, i become energized and inspired, and i want to share that enthusiasm with my readers. but earlier this week i learned that posting about my progress in tackling my household mess actually causes several of my friends to become overwhelmed and discouraged—that’s a response i'd never even thought of, and certainly i would never do that on purpose.
so here you go. here's our family art room, or what we call "the room that time forgot".
this is the sewing and craft corner.
my serger table and the work desk for this room.
my ironing station.
and the door that leads to the closet where i store my fabric.
see—i still have a looooong way to go. in fact, looking at these pictures is making ME feel a little overwhelmed and discouraged.
i originally posted these pictures in a private group on facebook, in solidarity with my sewing sisters from the nursing mothers’ sewing list—i don’t know who started it, but somehow we thought it would be comforting to see that none of us is alone in this struggle. some of the NMSL members have graciously--bravely--offered to share their pictures here as well. they have chosen code names to protect their families from the health department. :)
"any alias you feel is appropriate"
edited to add: i inadvertently left out “tallulah” (not my sister—apparently, tallulah is a popular code name! in fact, i would have used it if you guys didn't already know my name.)
see—clutter is a challenge for ALL of us.
however, i choose my own spin. thus, i look at all our sewing rooms and i see
i don’t have a wise or witty comment to make about this. i just hope that after seeing this post, those readers and friends who were feeling bad that they were not getting much done are now over it. :) solidarity, sisters.
*what about you--do you have a room that time forgot?