The difference between utility and utility plus beauty
is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
Edwin Way Teale
Quite honestly much of the last 10 days has been spent in front of a computer moving and deleting files in preparation to a move to a new smaller computer – smaller in size but also less storage capacity. It has actually been a fun trip down memory lane. My son, the SEO expert, laughed hillariously in a conversation when I admitted I had 23,000 photos on iPhoto. (I didn’t tell him how many were simply stored on the hard drive outside of iPhoto.) Moving the photos to an external drive has allowed me to review photos from the last 15 years or so and smile at the memories.
However, not all my time has been at the computer. I have been cleaning and sorting in my studio. As I tackled one draw of yarn odds and ends, I discovered I had quite a collection of knitting/crochet needles.
My cleaning also reminded of some saris that I had brought back from India because I really liked the cloth patterns and had been sitting for two years on a shelf. I decided to put one to good use and create a storage holder for my knitting paraphernalia.
I cut one end of the sari for the front of the holder.
And laid out a possible arrangement of the needles on another piece of the cloth.
When something is simply for me, I tend to work intuitively without a lot of planning. I spent some time guess-timating and cutting for holders. It was actually quite easy and soon I had a finished storage pouch.
It rolls up quite nicely and is easily stored away for my next project.
And now back to the computer work!
Linking to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. Remember to check things out.