I think I figured out why I enjoy sewing so much. (And blogging for that matter.) When I sew, I get to be creative and that is nice. But I think the best part is that I do something that stays done. Most everything else I do, like laundry or dishes or even cooking, is quickly undone. This is a little ... ok, a lot frustrating to me sometimes. I sweep a floor and it just gets dirty. I put things away and they come right out again. And that is just part of life. Frustrating as it is, I can't change it.
But when I sew, I put time and effort and thought into something and then I can go back and look at the result of my efforts over and over again if I want to. It just makes me feel good. And it's almost like magic because it somehow makes the laundry and dishes seem not so bad.