This is (was) the sad state of my command center for applique. You might notice that the new Ott lamp is missing. It just didn't work out. I was constantly adjusting both the lamp arm and the magnifying glass. They kept getting in my way. I felt like I was under attack! The last straw was Friday night. I reached to answer the phone - my arm knocked the lamp - the lamp knocked my drink- ya da ya da...wine (RED!) all over the place, including the curtains!
Not only did a need a new and differnt lamp, I needed a new system! Every thing for all three BOMs was in a jumbled mess. So Saturday morning I returned Mr. Ott to Joann's and came home with this.
Only one arm! The light is built in behind the magnifying glass! No more octopus attacks! I spent the next hour organizing my BOM supplies. Ta Dah!!!
This is more like it! By the way, the brown basket/box on the hearth contains my Kaffe Fassett collection, at the ready to stitch into a BOM. The cup on the table is where I put my snippets of thread and fabric.
I separated the supplies for the three BOMs into three plastic bins, easily stored in the table. I have my scissors, thimble, and applique thread bobbin in the drawer - it's used for all three. Look at the curtains - can you see the wine stain? Grrr. Better do some laundry! Anyway, I'm trying really hard to live productively!
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