or ...when fabric throws up in your studio
You know how it goes -- holiday gifts and orders to make last minute (why didn't I stick to my October cut-off?), holiday guests, parties, stuff. "Oh I'll just throw it in my studio and shut the door for now -- deal with it later."
Then end of year too-good-to-pass-up clearance sales. Oh and don't forget those Market orders placed in October that arrived in January. THIS is what happened to part of my lovely sewing room. (The other side is worse!)