Monday, March 25, 2013

in the meantime (very off topic)

I put my sewing machine away on Saturday and haven't touched it since.  This is very rare for me.  I knew that I had several things to take care of before I leave town tomorrow and today is my 7th wedding anniversary so I wanted to get those things done before today.
Our anniversary has made me reflect a little on our journey together.  We have moved to LA, my husband graduated from law school at UCLA, I worked at a tedious job on campus to help pay for law school, and we have two beautiful children.
Along the way I started another journey when I bought a sewing machine for my birthday three years ago.  I was looking for a hobby other than watching TV.  I was looking for something outside of being a wife and being a mother that could fulfill me on a creative level.  I love being a wife and mother, but I needed something of my own. When I started sewing I didn't know how much I would love it or how therapeutic it would be in my life.

I also didn't know how quickly I could fill my house with fabric.  I spent some time this weekend organizing the dresser that I keep in my dining room.  I know that is a little unconventional, but we live in a 2 bedroom apartment and that doesn't leave a lot of space for fabric.

My husband bought me this dresser last year for Christmas and I don't know what I would do without it.  My machine is there on the right (uh oh, with a stack of fabric I bought from the Sew Mama Sew $6/yard sale that I haven't put away yet!).  I have my quilting books, thread, and miscellaneous mess all over the place.  The top drawer is full of notions, rotary cutters, scissors, etc.
The second drawer is filled with fabric.  Don't worry, this isn't even close to all that I have.  The bottom drawer is also full and so is a good portion of my closet floor.
The third drawer is where I keep my rulers, zippers, and sewing machine table.  

And here is the bottom drawer.  Apparently I took the photo sideways.
I love having this blog and I just wanted to take the opportunity to share some thoughts and a little bit about my sewing space.  Thank you so much for reading my posts and leaving comments.  I appreciate all of you!

18 comments :

  1. Congrats on 7 years!!! I enjoy your blog an sewing with you. So glad we met :)

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  2. Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing this. I appreciate when a blogger puts themselves out there and shares a bit of their "real" life. :)

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  3. yay!!!! Congrats, happy 7th anniversary. And, BTW we live in a 2 bedroom townhouse with 3 children, so I also sew in the living room and find it so very difficult to keep my fabric and sewing supplies organized and out of sight.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! My husband started Law school less than a month after we were married (6 1/2 years ago) and we now have a son (3) and a daughter (almost 2) too!

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  5. Happy Anniversary, Erica! Have fun in Utah, too :)

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  6. Glad to hear some of your story - happy anniversary! I'm amazed at what you produce in such a small space! :)

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  7. Happy Anniversary Erica! What a busy and full life you have. Love seeing your sewing space, and finding our where my fabulous and amazing tote was created!!

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  8. happy anniversary and thanks for the peek at your stash! I love seeing other peoples stashes and work spaces

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  9. Beautiful stash! Blessings on your family!

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  10. Happy anniversary! So nice to hear a bit more about your life, and see a bit of your sewing space. I totally get what you mean about sewing being fulfilling on a creative level - for me its just such a great creative outlet from my professional life! I can imagine having something for yourself is even more important when you're a mother.

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  11. Happy Anniversary and fabulous stash! :)

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  12. Congrats and happy anniversary! I love the journey that crafting leads us on, so unique for everyone yet it brings us all together too. Sewing is certainly my creative outlet while I'm in this wonderful stay-at-home-mom phase of my life.

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  13. Happy Anniversary! You need sewing to keep you from going crazy in a small space with 2 little kids, well I would! Has your husband finished study now? Will you stay in LA? I'm Australian and can't imagine living in such a big, busy city.

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  14. I know I'm terribly late, but happy anniversary!

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