Hey Everyone, welcome back to Cool Tool Thursday.
This weeks tool isn’t really a tool but rather a tip. I have headed south to California to take a quilting class and of course will have a lot of my tools with me.
How do I keep track of my tools and make sure they come home with me?
A very wise lady who is a friend from Yellowknife and a fellow quilter taught me when I first started out to mark everything with something unique to me. I chose a frog. I bought frog stickers and stuck them on everything I own and take with me when I go to class. It is a great way to ensure that you can keep track of your things and that it doesn’t accidentally go home with someone else.
You are probably wondering why I chose a frog.
As a little girl growing up on the farm I use to play outside a lot and always had a pair of overalls on with pockets. These pockets were great for collecting and carrying things that I found on the ground – like stones and salamanders and frogs. I use to go up to the house and say to my mom want to see what I have in my pocket and the response was always the same – take it back outside.
To this day I still love frogs. Here in Oro I am serenaded by them at night in the summer. The frogs and the crickets are quite the orchestra and lull me to sleep every night.
So a trip to the dollar store to buy some stickers to put on your supplies and tools is much cheaper than a new rotary cutter. I recommend taking that trip the next time you are in town.
It’s a frog – definitely cool and useful only to keep track of your stuff otherwise he just sits there looking cute.