Monday, October 22, 2007

Storage... pictures!

The weekend turned out to be pretty boring, the weather was horrid on Saturday so we did not make it to the pumpkin patch, which makes me sad. I LOVE going to the pumpkin patch! Maybe this coming weekend we can make it out. I did get a few things accomplished however… and that is good :)

Thanks for the comments on how you store your threads/flosses. I appreciate you taking the time to do that. I have come to the conclusion of doing this…
1. Separate all floss by brand
2. Put each color of floss in small Ziploc bag (or go and get floss away bags)
3. Put on rings in alphabetical order
4. Put these in box I have for my floss already

Here is my big mess I have now :) This small box has my Crescent Color threads and Needle Necessities threads:

This bag has everything else LOL!
When I get done organizing, I'll share :)

Here is my “corner” I have next to my couch. I keep my project bags there, all of my DMC floss boxes and misc. other things here.

I found this little organizer at JoAnn’s. I keep each pouch filled with a current WIP floss. So the first pouch has my Bent Creek Snappers, the second The Workbasket Old McMary’s Farm (which I need to work on again), and the other is for an ornament. I also keep my scissors and DMC empty bobbins, needles here for easy finding. It has worked well so far. I used to have all of this stuff in random bags, and I’d lose them all of the time… so this helped me get my act together LOL!

My kids are great and don’t touch my things, they really don’t. I am very proud of them. I have always let them look and touch when I am using it, so they know what it all is, and that it’s not really very exciting. So, I can leave my things out and never have to worry about them getting into it. That couch has now become “mom’s couch” and usually only I sit on it :) Terrible, I know. Jessie likes to come and sit by me in the evenings while we watch movies and stuff, so she’ll patiently wait while I push everything aside so she can sit by me. It’s very cute.

Here is a WIP picture of The Cape by Valentine Stitchery. I love it so far. My camera washed out the color of the fabric, it’s a pretty sky blue color. :)

Also this weekend I did some sewing. I finished the blocks for my Grandma’s Log Cabin. 72 in all. Here they are almost done on my kitchen table. They looks so pretty. I have yet to lay them out on the floor to see what it’ll look like.So if you are still with me... this week will be crazy! We are having a big Halloween Party on Friday night. We invited over 16 couples, plus their kids, so it will be fun! My two girlfriends and I are planning it, so I've got lots of help thank goodness. I will let you know how it goes :D


Teejay said...

It looks like you could use something like an organizer storage chest like the one at walmart ( to put next to your couch to keep your stash in. I love organizing my stash too. And everything else in the house.

Andrea said...

That's awesome that your kids don't bother your stuff. Zoie is so interested in mine.

Good luck with your party.

Barbara said...

You invited 16 couples?! WOW! You're a braver lass than me! I would love to have a Halloween party - maybe next year, finally. The past couple of Halloweens have been overshadowed by family stuff ... it would be so fun to cut loose and just have fun! :D

Your organizational skills are impressive! And your kids are so well behaved. :)

Carolyn said...

You have lots of floss! Great progress on the cape so far. Ohhh the quilt is going to be gorgeous. 16 couples plus their kids? Sounds like you will have a blast. Don't forget to take some pictures. Have fun this weekend.

Jaimie said...

Wow, you have quite the floss stash! Take some pictures of the party to share. It sounds like a blast!

Kathy A. said...

Your quilt blocks are lovely. That is quite the collection of floss you have gathered.
Enjoy your Halloween party but 16 couples WOW

Wendy said...

Another pretty new quilt! I can't wait to see how you put this one together. Have a great time with your Hallowe'en party! It sounds like it will be fantastic!!

Lili said...

Your organizer looks the perfect thing for me. Can it hold twenty projects? Lol! Seriously, it is a great option and I'll see what I can find around here...
My side of the sofa is about the same too, just in a translucid plastic box because of the animals 'hair...
Your quilt looks like it's going to be great! I love the colours and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Thank you for your kind words on my blog some time ago. You are such a cheerful and nice person.
Take care,

Teresa said...

I was so looking forward to pictures from the pumpkin patch. I do hope you get to go.