How do you unwind after a long day of work, carpooling, errands, etc.? I prefer to sit down at my sewing table and work on various projects, gifts, etc. I prefer to keep the TV off, and crank up some tunes. Usually I spend most of said "sew-time" searching for a tutorial of the project to be made, then when I find one/few, I get stuck perusing the blog or site where the tutorial resides. Many a time, my rabbit hole of looking at cute tutorials leads me to start pinning the pics of the projects I want to do someday on Pinterest, or getting ideas for totally different projects altogether.
When it's all said and done, I need to conciously tell myself to focus on the project at hand.... and then I sew. And once I'm started, I don't want to stop. I'd rather keep going on a project until 2 AM - it's like an adrenaline rush, and the importance of the time of night (or early morning) goes by the wayside. My latest project & oh-so-incredible-first-time-feat was actually make a piece of clothing. Not like a one size fits all apron, but a dress... from a pattern.... that was to be worn... for an audience... and to be finished in... 3 days! It was quite an endeavor, one for which my fellow Monday sewing ladies called crazy. Yet, I did it! My costume dress came out great and I am so excited that it turned out well. Plus, now I'm no longer afraid of venturing into a new world of sewing and crafting my own clothing/costumes. I'm hoping someone caught a pic of me wearing it, otherwise I'll lay it out and snap a couple soon.
Oh, and back to the original question at hand: "I unwind by spooling up" as my boyfriend so wittily described.