Monday, July 23, 2012

Organizing & Stitching

I found this great way to organize some of my fabrics at Sew Many Ways.  Karen's blog is full of wonderful ways to organize your sewing and crafting supplies.  So far I've organzied 2 bankers boxes with my smaller fabric cuts.  This is perfect for me - I store these in a closet with the lid off.  When I need a piece for the backing of a stitchery, I  just open the door and quickly scan the boxes for the perfect piece of fabric.  
My old way of finding fabric would have been digging through plastic storage containers looking for just the right piece.

I ordered some more hand-dyed flosses from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. 
Nancy shipped my order very quickly - I sure appreciate that so I can start stitching right away.  The pumpkin colors are going to be perfect for my fall stitching.

Before I can use my new floss, I need to finish my latest start - Anne Browne from Country Rustic Primitives.
Love her designs!

My sister/husband/3 kids and my Mom came for a weekend visit from Wisconsin.  Mom is still sorting and finding new homes for some of her treasures.  She knew I'd like this little doll quilt - it's 5 x 5 squares in perfect for me colors - browns, reds and 2 blues. Love it!  
We had lots of fun with the 3 little cousins, my nephew is 7 and nieces are 5 & 2.  Our youngest was in a baseball tournament over the weekend and he had quite the cheering section!  It's a good thing there are playgrounds close to the baseball fields - and concession stands with icees.  
Have a great week.


  1. Such pretty colors, I love the little quilt too. Glad you had time with your family. Hope you have atremendously good week.

  2. What gorgeous baskets you make! Just lovely!

  3. What a great way to organize fabric. It's pretty too!


  4. Oh no. I'll be reading this blog of over 6000 followers for DAYS!!! Thanks for the link. I just emptied a file cabinet of my tracing papers and supplies so I will be hanging fabric!

  5. The doll quilt is adorable! Your mom is always welcome to send me some of her treasures haha ;-).


  6. Great organizing idea! The doll quilt is so sweet...wonderful colors as well. Sounds like a fun family day...wonderful memories all around!

  7. That's a great idea for fabric! Everything at your fingertips! Love the little quilt. All you had to do was mention Country Rustic and I buzzed over there and purchased some Autumn designs... sweet! :-)

  8. Yummy little quilt...prim perfection...

    Organized fabric...what a genius idea!I have a huge stash of those hanging folders after cleaning up the parents I have a use for them...

  9. Love the little quilt...does your Mom want to come and visit me too? Lol...sounds like a fun family weekend.

  10. What a great way to store fabric!

    Love your stitchery!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  11. How very, very, clever! But I suppose I would need to clean out some closet space first, huh? ;o Can't wait to see what you stitch up with your new threads.....Yikes - you stitch circles around your hooking, baskets, young ones and what not! Please send me some of whatever keeps you going! Sweet little quilt....Wouldn't your mom like to adopt another daughter??? Hope your week is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  12. Ann ~
    What a sweet little quilt. Lucky you!
    Hugs :)

  13. That storage for small pieces of material is amazing! I am going to do that this weekend!!!!! What a wonderful idea........


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