I have been sewing out in the loft for much of the week. (VACATION) We have had mild temperatures here in the Leatherstocking Region of NY but I still lit a fire every day. When the CARS panel was approved by the DS for the DGD I moved inside because I wanted to test out the 15-91 in FMQ (Free Motion Quilting). Today I just wanted to work some more on the Log Cabin scrappy quilt.
When I was a kid I was never rewarded for my chores. I did get an allowance, but the work was expected and never tied to the allowance. My sister cleaned the living room and I cleaned the bathrooms. We both had to do dishes and help with dinner at times. Today, as I was trying to motivate myself to do some domestic chores, I wished that I could pay myself every time I did something productive. Five bucks for the laundry, ten bucks for the vacuuming, one hundred bucks for cleaning the bathrooms. Somehow, it wasn't working out. The money is mine anyway and thinking about doing double the work for the same money didn't wash.
Instead, I decided that I would work a little, sew a little. Every time I accomplished a chore, I could spend that much time sewing. I set the ironing board up next to the sewing machine, at just the right height. The smallest cutting mat, my little iron and many scraps created a cozy little corner.
I put four blocks together and decided that I wanted to see how they looked. I stapled some batting to the wall in the quilting room and pinned the blocks up.
"Oh you got home before I could clean up the mess!"
"It's a happy mess." How right he is.