All the printed sheets of shapes for the additional Stormy Seas blocks are now, for the most part, cut apart and ready to be put in individual glassine envelopes for more Stormy Seas blocks. There is still some final cutting to be done. That will get done by hand with scissors because my wrists and holding a ruler or using the rotary cutter – well, they need a break from each other! The amount of cutting I need to do with scissors is minimal, so this step will not take long.
In the meantime, I needed somewhere to put all the little pieces. So I started scouring the kitchen cupboards for something that would work for this interim step and found the perfect item.
A big salad bowl now contains all the printed shapes.
When all those get their final bit of cutting done and are put into glassine envelopes they’ll be added to the current container full of pieces for Stormy Seas blocks.
This old cookie tin was pressed into service for Stormy Seas way, way back when I started this project. Now I think it may be too small. So I may have to hunt through the kitchen cupboards again for another perfect container to press into service for this. With any luck I’ll find another, slightly larger cookie tin.
“So You Say You Need More Containers?”
I couldn’t resist this close-up of Baxter mostly because it shows off his dramatic eyeliner.