Despite what it looks like after my post on making sewing kits, I haven't been doing much sewing. In fact there seems to be a downward trend.
15 items sewn in 2004
14 items sewn in 2005
8 items sewn in 2006
I guess 2006 wasn't a very good sewing year. I have 5 or 6 sewing UFOs right now and can't seem to get motivated to work on them.
However, my knitting projects have increased:
5 knitted items completed in 2004
3 knitted items completed in 2005
8 knitted items completed in 2006
I currently have 3 knitting UFOs and 1 project I'm actively working on.
Knitting seems to be easier to do. I knit in the car during my morning commute while my husband drives. I knit on the airplane (which I'll be doing next week). I knit while we watch TV in the evening. Two nights a month I join fellow knitters for 2-3 hours of knitting. I knit this morning while I was on a conference call. Sewing requires me to be in my sewing room and I have to focus on the sewing, although I do listen to music on my iPod. I suppose I could watch less TV, but it's an activity I do with my husband.
I'd like to get more motivated to sew. I really do want to finish the projects I started and I have many, many more projects I want to work on. The huge stash of fabric is not going to get any smaller if I don't use it. All those beautiful fabrics are hidden away in boxes where no one gets to see them. Speaking of fabric, resistance was futile. I gave in and ordered fabric from fabric.com. I was having a bad day and I needed a lift.