Monday, January 15, 2007

A Finish, Organising and Cute Kid ... sometimes

So, what did I spend the weekend doing? Organising my floss! Another of those jobs I've needed to do for a long long time, but never seem to get the spare time. So Saturday our lounge looked like a bomb hit it as I spread floss out, put in number order, marked off etc etc. This is my floss drawer - three floss boxes with nearly one of every DMC colour, a fourth box with the extra wound DMC colours. There is also a bag (not seen here) of plastic bags separated into about numbers (by about 100's - 2-300 sort of thing) with the numbers inside the bags written on a piece of paper in good view. The funniest thing was having 7 skeins of 898! I'll never have to buy that number again LOL. Also sorted and ticked off what GAST and WDW I have ... need to do this with Crescent Colours too - but didn't find a good list straight away - anyone know of one?

Interestingly, I only have 25 DMC colours missing - makes me wonder why I could never find the colour I wanted when I needed it ;)

Now, the cute kid thing? What do you do in bed when you should be going to sleep, that can make it fine to get out of bed and say something to your mother, even though she's told you about five times to get back to bed and stay there? Why, write very cutely in a card of course ... make her heart melt, and all is okay ;) ... this makes me laugh though, Rhiannon was obviously spelling out the words for her and she must have misheard the "v" in love as "b" ... so I get a "To Mummy Lobe From Charlotte" LOL

Lastly, here is my latest finish - I put down Ashley's Roses to stitch this for a good work friend of David's she was the HR person a couple of jobs ago - they have kept in touch through redundancies, job changes etc - anyway, she is due this month sometime - not sure whether she is having a girl or boy - so I will add the name after we hear of the baby's arrival. I will probably get it framed once I've finished it off completely.

Sisters and Best Friends - Birth Sampler, Bless
Stitched on 32ct Grab Bag hand-dyed fabric from Countrystitch
Finished 13 January 2007

As always, thank you for looking and listening to my rambling!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had fun organising! I rearranged my stitching room just before Christmas and now everything's just where I want it :)

Lovely birth sampler - the colours are so pretty!

Carol said...

You're my hero! I need serious help with organizing, but can never seem to want to give up stitching hours to do it! I love your baby sampler finish!

Katrina said...

Isn't the baby sampler lovely, my friends loved it when I stitched it for them last year.

The Little House Needleworks yahoo group has an excellent thread list for Crescent Colours. Are you a member there? if not, drop me a line and I'll print out a copy for you.

also, so pleased you had a lovely birthday last week too :)

Von said...

Congrats on sorting out all your floss!! I've been going through some of my things, sorting, trashing, reorganizing, moving around, etc. Trouble is, I keep finding more floss, lol! Guess sorting floss should be the last thing I do. :D

my4blessings said...

Great finish! Love that sampler, it's so sweet and soft.

Oh my, I don't even want to think about the floss that needs organizing. Made me think about all the fruitless hunts for the missing colour though. Great job on getting that done!

Charlotte writes very well. *wink*

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Always a great way to begin a new year. FYI Crescent does not have a list anywhere but I have put one together to use for the shop. It may not be on this laptop but I can get it next week. I will try to add it to the website. CJ

Floss said...

Lovely stitching as always. Those are the notes I keep forever :-)

Karoline said...

The birth sampler is lovely, congratulations

Margaret said...

Oh that is a lovely birth sampler! And well done Charlotte! *grin*.

Shuddering at the thought of my floss..... it's ummmmm disorganized.

Lina said...

It's a great feeling gettin gyour stitching stuff organized, isn't it?
The baby sampler is very cute!

Kim said...

I know that you don't know me but I just wanted to pop in here and say that the baby sampler that you finished is just wonderful! You do great work and I am looking forward to seeing more finishes! I am going to go and get this one for a friend of mine that is pregnant. Thanks for sharing your work!