I’m Positive My Bobbin is Full

I’m Positive My Bobbin is Full

Posted by Jen Lopez on May 29th 2024

Is your bobbin half empty or half full? It all depends on how you look at it. As a full-time working mom with a hideous day job, a business on the side and a busy kiddo, I feel like I never have time for my sewing projects. The stacks of uncut fabric and partially completely projects strewn all over the place are pretty strong indicators of my lack of available time for hobbies. I can easily get to feeling down about this state of affairs. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Lately I’ve been trying to look at my opportunities for spending time on sewing projects from a viewpoint of abundance rather than scarcity. Instead of thinking “I never have time for sewing!,” I’ve been trying to reframe that thinking to “I had a chance to do 30 minutes of sewing today!,” or “I’m never getting this gift done in time for Christmas!” to “I’ll have it done in time for their birthday,” or better yet “I’ll give it to them when it’s done, whether it’s a holiday or birthday or not!”

Sewing and crafting are supposed to be fun hobbies, not meant to feel as chores or yet another undone thing on the to-do list. So, the next time you feel like “I never get anything done!,” just try to spend 20 minutes on a project. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel. Those 20 minutes will add up and you’ll be done in no time, ready to fill up that bobbin and start on the next sewing project!

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