I must say that examining the "Days of the Week" chore poem has been an eye-opener for me. I have gotten some revelation about the details of caring for my home that have eluded me until now. One of those gems has to do with sewing.
I have always sort of figured that the "Sewing Day" of the poem meant darning, mending, quilting, etc.. As I began to ponder it, though, I realized that the ladies of the past were doing darning and mending, etc. ALL the time. If they were sitting, there was some sort of needlework in their hands. That made me think about what having a dedicated day for sewing could have been. I realized that clothing CONSTRUCTION would have been an ongoing process as well due to the lack of the mall. Since it was a larger task (involving pattern making, cutting, piecing, fitting, and then sewing and finishing), then a chunk of time needed to be set aside.
Here's where personal revelation part came in: I have projects up the wazoo that have never been started. I have the material, the pattern, and the dream. There are also projects that managed to get themselves begun, but never finished. Could having a dedicated chunk of time each week for sewing be the answer?
I tested my theory. Last Wednesday as I was finally finishing up swapping my son's room from upstairs to the first floor (click HERE to see the post about that), I decided to honor the poem and go ahead and make the window curtain and stage curtain for his room, too.
Glory be! It happened. A project was finished very shortly after I envisioned it! Son's room is a "wild kingdom" theme with zebras being the special focus. Below is his loft bed with a zebra theater curtain. I even got fancy and made the rod pocket out of leopard!
The rest of the leopard was put to work as window curtains. The tiebacks? Zebra, of course.
Do you have UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) lurking in the recesses of your home? Do you have plans for fabric that have gotten you only as far as storing the fabric? Incorporate "Sewing Day!" I believe it just might work for me!