During yesterday's field trip I picked up this spool rack and happily spent the morning arranging my thread stash.
That lead to an organizing of the floss as well.
I have bags and bags of it. Most of it is attached to an old project either long finished or abandoned.
I never seem to throw any of it away but today it got a good going over and a good organizing, I am happy to say. Lots got tossed including several projects that were either ruined from improper storage or ridiculously impossible.
That then lead to an organizing of the stitching books and magazines. I'd forgotten all about these. Mom and I used to collect them. Cross stitching was her thing and we would get so excited over each new issue.
Then I remembered I had this tucked away. It was the sampler from the cover. I was making it for Mom. Her house being on the water was decorated in a nautical theme.
Now it's in the frame of shame meaning it's in the living room where I can't forget it any longer. Mom might not be here anymore but I am determined to finish her sampler.
I'm making it easy on myself. I made lots of copies of the yellowed and very fragile original chart and then cut them so I can work with the motifs right on the cloth to speed things up.
I also found this tucked away. In my sheepy shopping frenzy last week I'd forgotten all about the pattern I already had. I need to organize more often. It would definitely save me money.