Well with the best of intentions, I was up very early this morning. All the blog pictures had been edited yesterday and uploaded, I walked the dogs - we even ventured into the forest in the dark, but with the snow on the ground - it was light enough. No sign of wild life.
Went to the gym, off to work very early where I was going to take a few minutes to write the blog before work and poof - got busy with something and the rest of the day was a blur!!!!
So here's what I was going to write this morning.
After sorting out all the rotary cutting equipment yesterday, I thought I had better take a look at the cutting mats as well. Yes - this one has seen better days.
|Yes - those are holes in the cutting mat|
|Close - up - not a pretty sight|
|The front is just as bad|
|Not nearly as worn - it will suffice for a while.|
OR - I could break down and open up this lovely BRAND new mat that I have stashed under some crap on the cutting table. It's still in the plastic wrapping. But it's new - I can't use it!!!!
|A new cutting mat hidden|
I'm cutting after my little sorting episode and OH CRAP - the blade that I put in (from the worn out big cutter) has a nick in it.
|What happens when your blade has a nick|
It was very annoying and shortly thereafter, I put a BRAND new blade in the cutter. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!!!
|Cutter went through the fabric like BUTTER!!!!|
Time to change up the projects a bit and I decided to make use of the die cutter that I borrowed. It is so heavy, I'm NOT taking it downstairs and I would like to get it off the kitchen chair.
I had to prep the fabric first by putting fusible on it.
|Cutting the fusible|
|Fused fabric ready for die cutting|
And now it is 9 PM and I'm not about to start die cutting at this point. I booked a massage for when I got home and I always have to laugh. Massages are good - this one didn't hurt too badly. But when they touch your feet - well, I'm biting my tongue to stay in control!!!!
Off to walk the dogs, and then to bed to read. Let's just say the week is NOT long enough.
Have a great day!!!