Is this where I have been going wrong?
A friend saw this and thought of me. I’m not sure how I should take that.
Let us address the points one by one.
Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do.
I think about sewing a lot. I think about what I need to do next or how to solve a niggly issue. The trouble is that 9 times out of 10 I don’t actually get to sit down and sew. My planned afternoon of sewing will get whittled down to a lowly hour at the end of the weekend. So no, at this point, I am not at all prepared mentally for sewing. I am sewing with a ‘munk-on’, as my daughter would describe it. Cross because my planned afternoon has gone.
Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically.
Agreed, unless I’m unpicking work I know I could not live with.
Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade.
Thankfully my dirty dishes are hidden in the dishwasher and the birth of the duvet since 1949 has made making the bed a doddle. My husband can even do it – how modern! My daughter, however……..
When there are urgent household chores do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.
Hah! Then I would never get to sew at all!
When you sew make yourself as attractive as possible.
I go for the ‘natural’ look when sewing.
Put on a clean dress
For ‘dress’ read ‘comfy tracksuit bottoms’ or ‘lounge wear’ if you want to be posh.
Keep a little bag of french chalk at your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals.
Not sure what this is for. Maybe to mop up perspiration?
Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on.
Hair scraped back. I wouldn’t waste powder and lipstick on anyone indoors. Unless I was taking a selfie for the blog;)
If you are constantly fearful that a visitor might drop in or your husband has come home, you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing.
The only constant fear I have is getting lost in a sewing time warp and then working out how to roast a chicken in half an hour.
Love, Lucie xx