I had several boxes with stuff thrown in willy-nilly... charts and fabrics and works in progress and thread and linen... what a mess. I decided that the large WIP's should be stored in one box... threads in another... linen got it's own box... Blackbird Designs got a box...a miscellaneous box...and two boxes of charts...now alphabetized!!!
It took quite a while to get the charts alphabetized... seems like I have as much trouble with the alphabet as I do with counting...you wouldn't think that was a problem with as many samplers as I've stitched, but those 26 letters can be tricky...LOL!!
Now this isn't a slick professional filing system but it is going to save me lots of time when I go looking for something...
Charts from each designer are in a ziploc bag ... I used a LOT of plastic bags... but now it is easy to just grab the right bag and see what I own. I sorted all the linen by count and even figured out what counts the unlabeled piece were. Turns out I have a lot of 30 count linen I didn't know I had! I still need to do some sorting of the thread but this such a better arrangement of my stash! I've been wanting to get this straightened out for years... and I have such a new appreciation for plastic bags... they are going to save me a lot of time in the future.
The boxes on the top shelf is stamping stuff... I need to find my label maker and make labels for the big boxes of cross stitch stuff like I did for the stamping stuff. I think the label maker is hiding in one of the desk drawers I need to clean out... maybe tomorrow I'll find it.
On the sewing side I made a few more of the blocks for the Bonnie and Camille swap and I finished the first two blocks for the Three Dandelions Shop QAL of the Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt blocks... here is the Instagram link.
Block 1 I'm calling " Oh Deer!"
and Block 2 I'm calling "What a cut up!"
It took forever to pick out the fabrics for these blocks... and there was a lot of cutting ... 20 pieces for each 6" finished block.... but I think it was worth it in the end! This pace of 2 blocks a week is very nice... I think it will work for me.
Sooooo more organizing, cleaning out, purging is on the agenda for the next week... along with more sewing!
Hope your week is going well... we got our first snow here today... I think there is about 2" in my neighborhood but most of it fell after dark so I won't know for sure till the morning. We do have some frigid temps for the weekend but that's doesn't seem as bad as the snow that the South is expected to get hit with. I'm looking forward to the warm up to above freezing on Monday. How many days till Spring?? Darn... I just looked it up... 72 days... that's a long time away! Big sigh!