Well, I don’t know about you, but I reached a conclusion about last week’s task:
If my cutting table is completely clear, then it means I’m not working!
Here’s my after picture:
It’s a little bit, but not a whole lot, better than the before picture — but these are all things I’m working on! Yes, yes, all at the same time . . . really!
I did put away the things I was done with and I cleaned it up some. What’s left is just my daily work, and it has to be out so I can actually do the work. I’ve decided that this is just the way it is, and that this surface is never going to be empty. Ever. Empty = not working. Right?
So that makes me feel a little better about it. I do intend to be better about putting away the stuff I’m finished with, just to keep it as clear as possible and make it easier to work. That will have to suffice. And if you read last week’s comments, Kathy says that’s OK!
I am, however, a teeny bit jealous of THIS, as seen over at Meloney’s blog. Note how when she cleaned off her surface, her entire cutting mat is clear? Yeh, that’s the part that makes me jealous. I can only seem to keep just a small area of my entire mat cleared off. Seeing hers gives me something to strive for!
So with that, we’re on to this week’s task:
Now, in my case, this is a tool I already own and just haven’t tried out yet. Do you have any tools you haven’t tried yet? If you don’t have such a thing, then consider getting one you’ve always wanted and give it a try.
And along with this, if you’re busy cleaning and organizing, and you run across a tool you own and you don’t ever want to use, then it’s time to pass it on. Get rid of it and make room for something else. It’s a good feeling!
Here is the tool I’m learning to use this week:
It’s Darlene Zimmerman’s Easy Dresden Tool. I’m using it to make a Dresden Plate block, and I’ll be back soon to show you the block and tell you all about that and how it went with the ruler.
I’m also going to use these:
It’s Darlene’s set of mini Double Wedding Ring templates. I used her large set to make this quilt for Michele Muska’s book, Quilting the New Classics, and it went together so easily!
I’m ready to try it on a smaller scale . . . I’ll let you know how that goes.
So how about you?
What tool do you have that you need to either learn how to use or just get rid of?
Or what tool have you been wanting to get ahold of and try out?
Let us know in the comments . . . you might have something up your sleeve that I need to know about!