I have noticed, since I made the big move from my sewing room in our house out to my quilt studio behind our house, that I am pretty retentive about cleaning up after myself. First, however, is that my studio is no longer the collection plate for all things that have no home in our house. When I had a sewing room, anyone and everyone piled so many things in there because they didn’t know where they went or they didn’t want to put them in their correct places. Now? Not an option!
Second, before I leave my studio, I go around to all of my stations (ironing, sewing, embroidery, etc.) and put away the tools of my trade, making sure there are no impediments to foot traffic and even putting my printed patterns into their proper plastic folder. It is SO refreshing to walk into my studio and have a relatively clean slate just waiting for me to explore my creativity for that evening. Some days, I have a plan as to what to do. Some days I wait until I get to my studio, taking a deep breath just inside the door and waiting for whatever inspiration comes to me. I am able to focus so much better when I start each session in my clean studio.
How sweet it is! Quilt Therapy at its finest!