The Easy Friday List, July 6

This is my weekly list (posted every Friday) of items that have made my life easier in some measurable way these last seven days. Maybe they can make your life easier too. Friday should be easy, right?

Curtain Rings: The type with little clips attached are great.

I Heart Curtain Rings at fig+fence.

Seriously. Such is their greatness, I was even inspired to graffiti the picture of my koi wall hanging.

They solve all kinds of problems with style.

Coffee: Stuff of life. I couldn’t drag myself out of bed without the promise of coffee. I couldn’t keep myself out of bed without drinking coffee. I try to keep it down to two cups, but who am I kidding? My coffee cups are 20 ounce tankers. I am, even as I write this, halfway through my second “cup”.

And hey! Two cups of coffee a day are good for you, right? It solves all kinds of problems, too.

My only question is, when they say “two cups”, do they mean two regular 8 ounce cups or do they mean two coffee cups? ‘Cause the coffee people are a little nuts; one cup of coffee in your coffee maker is 5 ounces. (As if the American system of measurement isn’t screwed up enough already, the coffee people have to go and confuse the matter even further. And I’m calling it the “American system” because the official name, “the English system”, is stupid – the “English system” isn’t used by the UK anymore. They use Metric. Anyway.)

Anyone know? Does “two cups” in the study mean 16 ounces or 10 ounces a day? It makes a difference, doesn’t it?

I drink about 40 ounces a day, so I guess it doesn’t make that much of a difference to me. Still. Knowledge. Good. All that.

Hello topic! Coffee makes my life easier.

Rotary Cutters: You never know how wonderful and necessary these things are until you run out of sharp blades unexpectedly in the middle of cutting fabric for a pieced quilt. And trying to cut fabric with a dull blade? Well, I already have tendonitis in my right wrist and shoulder, thank you very much.

Also, dull blades are dangerous; you have to use so much pressure just to get them to cut, it’s easy for them to get out of control and off course… which means that any fingers on the other hand in the vicinity of the blade are in danger.

So, only use sharp blades! Easy and safe!