I received my newsletter from the Embroiderer's Guild and they had a lovely quote which I have reprinted here. You may find it uplifting, or just plain hilarious. How times have changed.
Words of Sewing Wisdom from Singer
Sewing Advice from a 1949 Singer Sewing Manual! How to prepare yourself to sew!
Prepare yourself mentally for sewing.
Think about what you are going to do.
Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically.
Good results are difficult when indifference predominates.
Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade.
When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.
Put on a clean dress.
When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible.
Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals.
Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should.
Now I'm sure you will all know exactly how to get all that sewing done. See you next week when I've done a bit more myself.