Friday, December 19, 2008

She Made Me Do It!

You're probably wondering, "Why is there a picture of an Olfa mat? I've seen one before." Well, this is one I haven't seen completely since I don't know when. The material and fabric had migrated onto the mat from the rest of my "work table" (a ping-pong table) and only a small portion was visible and usable. I finally decided to square up a project or two and needed space. As I hobbled around the basement, one thing led to another, and I managed to throw out, reorganize, and thus uncover the whole mat plus a smaller one.

In the grand scheme of things, i.e., my studio, this is a drop in the bucket. When I told my friend Rayna, who is a much more regular blogger than I am, what I had done, she said, "But you have to blog!" As you know, I usually allow at least a month or so to pass between postings, but "She Made Me Do It"!

Cleaning up my whole studio space is a New Year's resolution I've managed to avoid for many years, but maybe it's time. Maybe not, because this minor clean-up proved, once again, my trust in what A.A. Milne said, "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." Although I think there is order to my disorder, I, indeed, found this piece which I had totally forgotten about, and it turns out to be the second in a series within a series. I have marked it and am happily embroidering it as I rest my weary knee. Just the thing!