Sunday, 20 September 2009

Quiet Spaces

I am one of those people who really needs my own space. I hated living in a dorm during my undergrad. I really need time where I don't need to worry that someone wants anything from me - even if it is just friendly conversation.

Maybe the truth is, no matter how "customer facing" I am at work, I am still just a quiet nerd at heart, who just wants to get on with my life in a dark basement.

This is part of the reason I don't mind the insane travel I have to do for work - when I'm travelling on my own, I get the flight, the hotel rooms and the drives that are completely mine!

I didn't have my quiet space this weekend (or in the last couple of weeks, for that matter) and it is starting to drive me crazy. It's sad that I'm so desperate to lock myself in my sewing room for a couple of hours... or take over the kitchen table and do some cutting... or turn on a bad movie and do some stitching...

Obviously, I haven't gotten much sewing done this week. Our guest did leave, but it has gotten to the point in the year where it is too dark in my sewing room to do anything when I get home from work (a new lamp is in the mail!). I did get about 20% of the sphere pattern printed and cut out.

I managed a bit of time in my sewing room to bind the wedding quilt on Saturday morning, but then we went to another wedding, I had a bunch of friends over in the evening, and the following morning I ran in a charity race. By the afternoon I was too tired to think straight (yay naps!) and then it was evening again... and our guest was back (I hadn't realized he was coming back for 2 days), so I couldn't slip away like I wanted to. I hope I wasn't too passive-aggressive with him... but that's what happens when I don't get my quiet spaces...



  1. I can relate to the need to be alone from time to time :-)
    Have spent some time getting lost in your blog, and it was time well spent :-) You do some interesting designs, and in interesting ways. Looking forward to following your work.

  2. Boy do I ever understand that alone, "me" time. I'm ever so misunderstood when I don't get it! Lol Or maybe they understand me too well!!! Lol Some people don't understand the difference between alone and lonely, but I'm never lonely. I'm very comfortable in my own skin... as I suspect you are too. Take care and you'll have that space soon... :-)

  3. I know you can do it!! Assert yourself and get that time!! If you don't poor Canadian Attack Beaver is going to WANT to help you to get it soon I bet!!

  4. Hi Quirky, thanks for the comment on my blog. I LOVE your designs, the intricacy of them is inspiring. Keep finding that creative time, we all need it.