Laura followed up on a request I made from her to show me how she stores her cross-stitching threads and such, and wrote this great post, so I thought I would reciprocate.
Everything related to my cross-stitching is contained in this Sterlite storage container that fits under my bed. Not very glamorous, but it has been very practical and I really haven't found anything better.
Lets take a peek inside, shall we?
This is my current work in progress. I started it *years* ago and really feel inspired to finish it for DH's birthday in June. Most of the cross-stitching is complete except the white stitches in the fifty stars. I have put off doing the stars because 1.) there are so many of them and 2.) they are mostly comprised of partial stitches. It will be a bit time consuming, but actually the entire project has been very time consuming since most of the work is in blended stitches. The overall finished projects always look better, but boy are they a *lot* of work.
This is my current stitching cloth "stash" and a few accessories/tools. As far as the stitching cloths, unless I've purchased a kit I love, I only now knit on linen or evenweave. I just don't like the look of the Aida and really don't enjoy stitching on it at all. The knitting accessories include my frame kit, some hoops, needles, magnets, finger protectors, etc. The only thing I really use though is the frame kit.
The stack of patterns includes some I like and quite a few I don't, but most of them holds a memory of something I've stitched and given away, so I doubt I'll ever part with them. Isn't the stack of completed projects shameful? I wonder if anyone else has a stack of projects like this that just need a good cleaning and framing.
This is all the floss I currently own. Obviously most of it is in bags in numerical order, but I am in the process of transferring everything to the cardboard bobbins because that system is much simpler for me. I wonder how long this transfer is going to take? Maybe I could wind ten or so a day? I probably should go purchase more cardboard bobbins and another container though.
In knitting news (for those knitters who stuck it out), the Debbie Bliss Matinee Coat for my sisters 3-day old baby is blocked and ready for seaming, the VLT Handsome Triangle shawl is really coming along nicely, I've pulled out some yarn to start on a pair of socks for DH, and I've got to get with it and finish a square for Julie.
However none of that will be happening on Sunday since we're going to see the grandkids play t-ball, get a re-cap from the step-daughter about their trip to Hawaii, and then go out for sushi dinner to celebrate her purchase of a bigger home (maybe a baby is being planned?), and her new job. We are so proud of her and have lots to celebrate! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend too!