Todays topic is Tidy Mind, Tidy Stitches. Fairly thought provoking, when you look at my studio space & workroom. Funny I can get anything done, let alone anything creative.
Funnier still when the rest of my life, and all the space I occupy, is beyond tidy & organized. So, what do I make of this? I need some chaos to create? or……….I’m too busy to clean this area of my life?……… Not sure.
I do know I’m not going to change. I have the basis of a clean room as I really look at the space, but the surface of it is truly a jumble. Pictures, swatches………..clear boxes of yarn ………..patterns and drawings hung all over the space……..all this is not going to change; It is how I work!
I do need a different system…………OK, I just need a system…………to keep my double point needles. I have the sets I use for my sock knitting in a pencil case & that works for me. But, the sets that are larger, those for hats for example………I need somewhere to keep those, that is separate from other needles. I have a hanger/holder thingy for my circs, which I make. I love this and would like to make at least one for the Etsy shop. Just no time……….my most frequent excuse!
On the countdown front here: I am on the cusp of finishing the black blazer and moving to only 17 custom items. I am one buttonhole & button away from finishing this little number. Can’t wait. Not sure if I’m going to get to this tonight, most likely will wait for morning.
I finished Client P’s alteration order & have it ready for delivery on Monday. Started the alterations order for Client S, who is scheduled for Sunday. Had several phone calls in response to my ad………..neither set appointments, I felt they thought my price quotes were too high.
I spent time this evening putting together a treasury for Etsy. Joined a treasury making team this week, and now am compelled to getting 5 of these treasuries done each week. I will have to pick up the pace or I’m going to have to quit something important ……..like sleeping! Wish I knew how to post the treasury page, but I don’t. All I know how to do at this point, is post the link…..
I mailed off the package this AM too, all 4 items were to the same buyer, so that was a cinch. I was out of my little thank you gift, so took a few minutes this morning to crochet one up. I have decided to include a crocheted soap sack, like this one……….with each order. I include a little note in the bag, about the use of it and also a business card.
Time’s up, I’m almost asleep at the keyboard here!