This week is an easy one, but as usual, something I need to do my ownself.
I don’t know why I wait so long! I do a LOT of cutting, and I even cut paper with mine occasionally, so they get dull fairly quickly.
Once I change the blade, I always wonder why I waited! It’s so much easier on your hands and wrists, and it’s also much safer.
If you just recently changed yours, or it doesn’t need it quite yet, make a note of when you’d like to do it next so you’ll remember.
And in lieu of that task, you could change your sewing machine needle instead.
Some people recommend changing your needle after every large project. That doesn’t work for me, since I’m always working on several projects at once. I usually wait until I break one, or it starts popping or snagging. I need to be better about changing it before it gets that bad!
If you need to do both of these tasks, just go right ahead!
Here’s all the progress I made on last week’s task:
I’m in the “sorting” stage. I have a long way to go, but I have it on my to-do list, and I’ll keep chipping away at it, and give you updates. To my credit, there was a massive pile of “stuff” on the floor in front of the bookcase that had to be dealt with before I could even reach the bookcase, and that part is done, so it’s more progress than it looks like.
And just so you know, there has been no further progress on my oldest UFO.
I wanted to be sure to remind you to go back and read the comments on last week’s post about organizing books and magazines. Click HERE. There are lots of good comments, some with links, with suggestions (and pictures) on how different readers have dealt with theirs, and you might get some ideas on how to deal with your own — I know I have.