Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nearly There

I have a pile of 98 patterns that will be variously placed on e-bay and made into grab bags, depending on the state of them. I'm still hoping to find a few more to reach my goal of 25%. Fortunately, I have stitched most of these.

As I clear up more of the craft room, I come across things I have stitched and finished. These items seem to float about because there really is no good place for those patterns I am done with. No more floating! There is a pile for them!

Unfortunately, I don't know where the pile should live, even temporarily.

Now you see how difficult all this "organizing" is for me...

9 comments:

Nic said...

Well done on the clearing out!

The charts and stuff I want to get rid of live in a special box, which I leave out in the vain hope it will remind me to get it all moving on...

riona said...

I have found that my monthly blog giveaway of gently used charts keeps such an issue from developing ... there are very few designers whose charts I save, either because I know I will restitch them or because I am simply not ready to part with them for one reason or another. The bulk of my stitched charts go into the outside pocket of my current projects stitching bag ... and I choose from among them on the fourth of each month when I post my giveaway. It is a system that works for me.

Susan said...

You have way more give-away than I have but you make me want to go in and clear out. I know that I will never stitch some charts and that I don't care for that fabric any more too. So I guess I need to start a collection to sell or give-away (probably) to get rid of them.

Happy Stitching!
From the sandlot

Michelle said...

Wow! That's great you have so many to get rid of (and even better that you've stitched most of them). I'm trying to find a good way to get rid of mine.

Redwitch said...

Great clear out and impressed you've stitched most of them too!

BTW sea bathing looks great :)

Miriam said...

It's an impressive collection, that 25%.

I'm not a pile person. I'm a stick-it-in-a-bag person. I run out of bags a lot.

Siobhan said...

YGG on the cleaning out! I desperately need to organize my stitching stuff but then think I'm wasting stitching time and I put it off for another time.

C in DC said...

Ooo, tempting!

I've discovered that a shirt-sized gift box is a great storage tool for floating paperwork. It could work for charts too.

mainely stitching said...

Good luck, Anna. You're a braver woman than I am!