I wasn't feeling any creative energy yesterday but that didn't stop me from getting into my workshop. Things were getting a little messy, disorganized, and cramped and it was making me feel claustrophobic, not to mention anxious at the clumps of lint and dust bunnies hiding under my cabinets. I spent the afternoon thoroughly dusting and vacuuming my space and it feels so good to have things put away back where they belong.
I know how fortunate I am to have a dedicated area for all my crafty pursuits but still, I accumulate project stacks and supplies as I'm working and don't tidy up every single night. Now that I have a fresh, clean studio I can focus on finishing up my stippling on the Wheels quilt and get it trimmed and bound. Next, I am going to get the embroidery machine uncovered and start the personalization of the t-shirt quilt.
While my Janome 350e is front and centre I'm going to try to embroidery my dog's collar. Yesterday I had a surprise when I went upstairs to put the vacuum away. There on my deck was a dog. I knew mine was in the basement where I just left him (he stays with me all day) so I was a bit shocked to see him outside. It only took a second to realize the visitor wasn't my Sam but a slightly fluffier lady. I opened the door and she was very friendly, hoping to just come on inside. Her collar was boldly and prominently embroidered with her name and phone number so we were quickly able to reunite her with her neighbour mum. I was stumped how she ended up in my backyard since all the gates were shut (and still were). Her owner was stumped how she got out! We were chatting about this canine Houdini when a third neighbour admitted she'd popped the stray back into our fenced property, mistakenly believing she was our dog. Anyway, the incident made me recognize what a great idea it is to have the pet's name and phone number easily visible on the collar. It only took a second to notice, call the owner, and get the beautiful dog back where she belonged. I hope I can use my machine to get Sam's info on his collar. I figure if I could embroider a leather luggage tag I should be able to get through a polyester collar.
Now it's time to stipple....