What Happens When You Go Too Long Without Sewing

A bunch of family-related things have been hogging my time lately, forcing me to tuck my sewing machine into a corner so I could focus on my other tasks. It’s ok, I thought, I’ll be able to sew again soon.

But then a few days without any sewing went by, and I noticed I started feeling like this:

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

At work I felt uninspired and listless:

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.
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I was very busy with tons of things on my plate, which is normally a good state for me to be in. (I have a hard time doing nothing.) So I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling so blah and crabby:

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.
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Then, after several days of no sewing, I sat down to my machine around nine p.m. last Thursday night. Immediately my blah mood lifted and I felt like this:

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.
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And like this:

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.
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Diagnosis: Lack of sewing time caused this patient to suffer from anxiety, boredom, and an overwhelming sense of malaise. A return to regular sewing showed an immediate improvement in the patient’s mental health.

Sewing, you make everything better. I promise I won’t neglect you this long ever again.

What happens when you go too long without sewing. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.
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