I did stitch this week, but it doesn't look like much progress because of all the confetti. I left off here:
And finished up here this afternoon:
Guess a heavily confetti'ed area wasn't the best place to get back into stitching, huh? I'll get through it, it just might take me a while.
As far as my stash goes, here's what it looks like on the weird metal shelf:
Made even weirder because it's in my bedroom:
I keep my thread in DMC numerical order in these boxes (with room to grow):
my scroll rods are in two separate locations from little:
My material (that isn't in with the big scroll rods) is kept in these boxes:
I keep my kits in these boxes:
and my patterns in binders with magazines holding them up:
Spare little supplies I keep in these drawers, but they aren't very effective. You also might notice the finished stitches just sitting there gathering dust...I haven't been on top of things lately:
And, of course, the front of a binder with the pattern on the inside:
I've got to find something better to store this stuff in/on. The metal shelf is just ugly and I don't have any room to grow. I've got five huge patterns to put in binders and no room to put them (plus, my OCD doesn't handle the crookedness of them at all). I don't have room for anything that won't fit in this tiny corner (the rest of the house is stuffed with Disney stuff). Plus, with a bedroom of white furniture, I'm also limited in color to any new furniture I put in there.
How do you guys store your stash? Do you have any suggestions (preferably cheap) that would suit? I found an interesting bookshelf/drawer thingee on the Big Lots website, and there is room on that wall to fit two of them:
It looks perfect but, there are issues. The drawers wouldn't be big enough to store the kits and I'm not sure it's deep enough to store the boxes and scroll rods (but would be great for the threads and the binders). I'm still looking for other solutions (mainly because I'm still not flush financially since my trip and need time to gather some spare funds), but I am leaning towards these. They would still be better than the metal shelf.