And you thought he was my best friend?
Well, he may be, but I've found another best friend too:
and just what is this? Well, I'll tell you. In order to set the Procion MX dyes that I love to use in my line of work, I need to keep my dyed fabrics at a temperature of roughly 70F or above for at least two hours. Well, it would be cost prohibitive to maintain my studio temp at 70 during the winter, so I had become accustomed to bringing my dyed things into the house in one of those bulky 'underbed storage units' each night, and then placing the unit on top of a heating pad. I grew tired of that form of aerobic exercise and purchased this wonderful heating mat that is used to germinate seeds. It works!!! YAYYYY! It resides out in my studio and provides sufficient heat to batch my dyed silks! I am ecstatic.
Here's another view of my new little darling: