Tuesday, August 17, 2010

x-sewing

tea and sew

Drinking cups of tea as I sew makes me incredibly nervous.  I can be a bit of a clutz at times so drinking tea and sewing at the same time has hazardous potential. Yet, there are so few hours in the day to sew and to drink tea that sometimes, out of sheer desperation, I marry the two. This is my idea of extreme sewing. Living on the edge, upping the anti. throwing caution to the wind.

What about you? Do you part-take in some extreme sewing from time to time?

15 comments:

  1. He he he, i'm a 'knock glasses over' kind of girl, i have to put a drink well away from my sewing machine, disaster is too obvious!! Love how you're living on the edge, love Posie

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  2. I'm the same. I get so scared that I'll ruin something I've put all of my hard work into.
    Keep living life on the edge!

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  3. I've stopped this kind of extreme sport... I just get so engrossed in the sewing part that I always end up with cold tea etc... or I discover it the next day still sitting there. New sport category - sewing blindness: the inability to see anything other than sewing project ;) Kx

    p.s. Love your little-man movie post - so gorgeous :)

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  4. I have done from time to time...tea, coffee, guiness and bubbly but mostly there's something sugary with the me and the machine. I've spilt stuff and stuff has melted and I am generally quite clutsy but nothing too icky so far, knock on wood... :)

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  5. I do I must admit although I do try to keep my tea in a safe place and I haven't had an accident for ages!!!

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  6. Oooh you daredevil you Sal!
    No I am far too much of a klutz to do this.
    I am lucky if I can get into the sewing room without banging into a chair or collecting my knee on the table as I pull my chair in.
    It would be too fraught with danger to drink tea and sew!

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  7. Same as you - tea and sewing separate are great. Together - disaster, I always manage to have an accident! But still I do it ... living on the edge - so much fun :)

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  8. This is my favourite blog post of the week. Actually smiled and chuckled when I read extreme sewing!
    Sometimes I sew late at night but I try not to, I am just not good enough to sew when my brain is tired.

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  9. Oh i'm the same way, get very nervous having a cup of tea near my fabric, but i have been known to throw caution to the wind and place toblerone triangles on top of my machine. lol

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  10. Nah, I'm not so bothered about drinks on sewing. More worried about trying to keep it out of reach of toddler. Don't want to deal with a child with burns ever ever again!

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  11. I always feel a bit nervous when my man brings me my evening cuppa in the sewing room and promptly puts it down in the midst of my precious sewing mess. Doing any kind of sewing in out spare room is pretty x-treme (due to the mess and clutter and works-in-progress!!).

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  12. Worse. I sew with coffee. And used to sew with red wine. But I've given that up all together, so it's just the coffee issue!

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  13. Given I've only just unburied my sewing machine after it was banished in disgust due to arguments over button holes, I haven't drunk anything near it for months! But I drink tea and coffee when knitting, which is likely to result in all sorts of disasters especially involving couches and carpet!

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  14. Any sewing is a feat for me - I SOOOOOOO want to do it but because I really just feel my way along it takes me awhile and usually late at night when there are no lil hands etc. There will usually be a cuppa and some sweet goodies near by too :-) And when I get the sewing machine out and set up on the kitchen table (only space to do it..) I never want to put it away!!

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