Aug 26, 2017

SATURDAY SPINSTER BLISS

When the hankering hits to sit on the floor and play with your stitching, you just go with it.  I decided to pull my WIPs out of the studio and spread them out all over the living room floor.

Before...

After the first sort...

Counted canvas WIPs:

Painted canvas WIPs:

Cross stitch WIPs:
 


Now I'm going to go through each category and sort them accoring to season.  Or how much I have left to go.  Or which ones are calling to me or are my favorites.  Or alphabetically.

Haven't decided the final criteria just yet, but I'm sure it will come to me.

I also have a pile of new things that I would like to start...like Coffee Quaker and Red Velvet Cake.  Those, I think, will go into my "working" basket, aka The Spinster Stitcher Basket 'O Stitchy Fun.

The only downside to doing this is that I want to run out to the Targets to buy big matching baskets to put all of this in.  I am trying very hard to exercise restraint, but the idea of having all of these perfectly organized in matching baskets makes my heart go pitty pat.

OK...back to the sandbox.  

How's your Saturday so far?




19 comments:

  1. You need an Etsy shop, Missy. People would pay good money for your beautiful work. And you'd still have all the fun of making the projects.

    Just sayin'... ;)

    -p.

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  2. What a good assortment of WIPs you have, Coni! I can't wait to see how you decide on their final sorting. We hit the farmer's market this AM and enjoyed the cooler temps as we walked around. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Go to Target. You'll make us both happy! Love organized match-ness. :-)

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  4. Ooooh, that's my kind of playground!

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  5. I am starting the new Heart and Hand Halloween piece...had to make a run to Hobby Lobby to get my threads. I am not using the called for fancy floss but DMC.

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    1. Today is Stitching Saturday on my blog if you have time to stop in Miss Spinster. I also did some sorting today!!

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  6. If you order them from Target you don't have to leave the house!

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  7. I am jealous - do you hire out?? Then we could go to the Targets together and I would happily buy you baskets when picking out some for me! We also have now in Tucson the mother lode for organizational hoarding - THE CONTAINER STORE! Enjoy your weekend

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  8. You know my vote is for Red Velvet Cake.....carbs rule. Also, if I get another vote, which I do not, oh well, it would be for non-matchy matchy baskets. How shocking??? But you need sizes that hold the larger canvases, the small canvases, and the cross-stitches, and different colors to categorize by season or priority, or designers, or alphabetical order, or, the possibilities are endless, but you will probably be so completely organized when you are done sorting and filing the stash, and even if every container matches you will know precisely what is in which one. So,make me take a time out for being a rebel....at the pool, please.

    Prayers continue.

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  9. I love to fondle my stash!!!lol I will spread it out all over the living room floor and think I must do that one cos what I need is another WIP!
    Sometimes I spend hours looking at charts and kits I want rather than stitching.

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  10. I have caught up with your posts from this week as my husband and I set out on an adventure last Sunday. We drove from OK to KS last Sunday, Monday into NB to watch the eclipse. Tuesday we drove from Concordia KS to Mt Rushmore. Wednesday we went to a Bear refuge and Mt Rushmore. Thursday we admitted we are not young anymore, extended our stay a day longer and barely hobbled out of our hotel room. We got back home today and feel like we are 90 not 60ish. We had fun but both agree that admitting we can not walk miles at a time anymore is hard. Take care Connie and listen to your body!

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  11. OMG Coni! Looks like you almost have as many WIPs as I have pieces of fabric in my stash (almost is an overstatement, I still have way more pieces of fabric, but it sounded good). I bought two lovely tea towels (I know!), as well as the 1959 Singer 185J (Bakelite turquoise sewing machine) I told you about, plus a little globe pincushion with a tape measure in its base. How lucky am I. I'll email you some photos when I have them. Just a suggestion, don't put all your WIPs out on the carpet at once, you won't be able to see the floor at all!

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    1. Lisa, I had a 185J for years (19610 and made all my children's and my clothes for a long time. Then I got a newer machine and gave the 185J to my daughter who uses it still. A marvelous machine indeed!

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  12. The fun is pulling everything out and looking at it and getting inspired. The bad part is having to put it back so you have room to walk around, etc. Pick a few that you feel close to to sit out and hang around. It might inspire you to start a rotation with them and finish them. Then again we all know how hard it is to finish something and no longer be able to stitch on it.
    Enjoy it!

    JHM
    http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

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  13. Coni, I am impressed and love the idea of the baskets. I have also spent hours alone with books and stitching and old movies, etc. Audio books are also good. I cannot believe that I have joined four stitching groups. I have to rethink this! Best, always, Charlotte.

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  14. Coni, it never ceases to amaze how differently we all approach stitching. There are people, and some are on flosstube, who have hundreds of WIPs. To them, your number of projects looks entirely manageable. I looked at yours and broke out in a cold sweat! I can't have more than two or three going, I prefer one. I get paralyzed with indecision about which to work on. And I don't like to start new ones. I like a large familiar project that will be with me for a while. Boring and predictable, that's me! I "collect" charts, knowing I won't stitch most of them, so no stress. Enjoy your Sunday and good luck with the NYT! Susan

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  15. So many beautiful things!! I just love hearing that you sat on the floor and played with your stitching :)

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