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Friday, May 14, 2010

Christmas in May



Time to get back to work on Royal Holiday this week.    Because I change projects regularly, I've become fairly organized at how I keep projects when they are not in use, so that it's no effort to swap projects.   I started using this nifty little stacking boxes that I got at Walmart - they're inexpensive, and large enough to hold fabric, floss, and other specialty items needed for an average piece.  They're not quite large enough to hold the patterns, so I have one larger master "pattern" box where I keep all the in-progress patterns (here, with working copies).  

I've switched over to carding up all the floss individually for each project, and keeping it in a small floss box.  I got these small half-size ones that are perfect for one project and they fit in the storage box nicely.   You can see some of the goodies in there as well - beads, metallic threads, and there is extra floss underneath.   I used to just card & box up the floss for projects that had a lot of very similar colors to keep them straight, but decided I liked doing that better overall, so I've been switching all the projects over. 

It's a fairly cheap way to keep projects organized, and once a project is done, I can empty it out and use the box for the next project. 

The great thing is that when I'm switching over projects, I just have to box up the last one, change out the pattern, and get the next box - everything is there!



8 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi...thanks so much for visiting! Love your blog background ~ looking forward to catching up!!

Deb said...

I love how you organize your supplies for stitching a project. And as I've just discovered your blog, I love seeing what you're working on. I'm a fan of Chatelaines, although I haven't worked on mine in a while (I'm working on Provence), but I love seeing progress on these pieces. And love the doileys that you're crocheting too. I'll going to catch up on what you're working on after I get done with this comment. Glad that I found your blog.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great way to keep things.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a wonderful organizational hint. I love all things organized. And I have been peeking through your posts, you are one talented lady!!!!! Beautiful work.
Yvonne

Kathy A. said...

Great storage idea. Look forward to your progress on Royal Holiday. Maybe I should dig mine out and add a few stitches.

Lynn B said...

Wow, I love your works in progress, I am a Mirabilia fan too.
You are very organised, I think I need to get my stitching stuff sorted and take a leaf out of your book!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a gorgeous piece of work! I have to say this is one of the prettiest I've seen!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oops - on the wrong post - love your organization, too!