Honestly, what are you doing? In general, I'm tidy. I clean things up as I go when I cook, run the vacuum here and there every day, and do laundry obsessively. So, why is it I like a messy sewing room. And I do really mean: LIKE.
The bottom picture is the shot I was going for. I was going to show you my next project. A cute little primitive Halloween wall hanging. I've cut the pattern measurements in half, made notes, and spread out my fabric choices. What I was careful to avoid was getting any of the mess with the threads in the photo. Recently I received 4 boxes of cross stitch threads from someone who has given up stitching. Four, you say? Huh. I see a whole lot more then 4. That's because I got out my own boxes to frantically look for the correct color of green to put about 12 stitches in 'An Apple a Day' in order to finish it. Annnnnnd, since I needed to incorporate the new boxes into my existing boxes I left them out. Then I knocked one over, then the ribbon maker fell off the shelf, and I can't even explain what the extra foot pedal to my sewing machine is doing on the floor. But, there it is and I'm willing to live with it until I can get back to it.
I believe in the 'out of sight, out of mind' philosophy so when there are projects I don't want to forget about I leave them out. I have similar messes around my sewing room that I'm still not going to show you. I think it makes me work on things that I would ordinarily forget about. My desk at work is like that, too. I start out with a clean desk and end up with a clean desk but in between..... look out. It's all spread out!
I recently commented on KarenV's post from October 6th because she was willing to show her sewing room floor. Anyone else brave enough? I'd love to see. I bet I don't even think it's all that messy.
The Queen Bee