Making Space


Piles of fabric have been growing on every surface and clogging the corners in my studio.

Looking at them this morning. I though my studio the perfect example of the idea that a person’s environment reflects what’s going on inside them.

My head is all over the place, an unfocused mess.

I finished Cindy’s quilt last night, and now I get to start something new.  And that’s always exciting, whether I have a few ideas floating around in my head (which I do) or not.

But I wasn’t feeling it today.

I actually found it impossible to do anything except pick through the piles of fabric, putting things on shelves and or at least in more organized piles, so I could see what I have and know where it is.

My head is begging for some space.  Not just physical space, but space between my thoughts.

I know I won’t start something new today, maybe tomorrow.


8 thoughts on “Making Space

  1. Maria, I can imagine exactly how you feel! I don’t know how you keep all your fabric pieces organized, except perhaps in color groupings. My head would be spinning too! Take a break…you deserve it!

  2. God help me if what you wrote, “…a person’s environment reflects what’s going on inside them.”…didn’t just hit me right in the face. I am knee-deep in trying to downsize, minimalize, simplify, clear the space…whatever we call an old lady stuck in no-motivation-land. Perhaps your words will motivate me. There isn’t floor space in my house without a box of stuff to go thru, or a horizontal space without a precarious stack. I have a feeling you might know what I’m talking about.

    I hadn’t read either of your blogs since Aug. 20th, 8 days ago. And it is 3:55 a.m. right now. I think I started Jon’s at about 1 a.m. My goodness, he was prolific on Friday, the 23rd! And a few minutes ago I started Full Moon, and was hit right away with that truth!! Now I don ‘t want to sleep. I just want the sun to rise and to get on with it! Whatever “it” is! Hallelujah and Amen!

  3. I had to laugh when I saw this picture. It reminds me of my husband’s office … piles of papers and clutter everywhere. It’s a mess, but if you ask him where something is, he usually can find it quickly. I’m a neat freak and it drives me nuts!

  4. Wow!
    I can see why you didn’t need the materials I offered. Just to let you know that they will go to Goodwill.
    I learnt some time ago that our local Goodwill is happy to accept yardage and knitting yarn and they go immediately.

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