A Tastykake here a Tastykake
I am well aware that I do become perceptional impaired if all things are not
A couple of years back I was fortunate enough to have returned to me what was my Mother's chest of drawers. Over the years it has circulated through different households. My dad had painted it a satiny white and adding pink and blue knobs. Every baby in the family has this dresser for a time. About 5 years ago I stripped it and refinished to its original soft honey color and gave it to my daughter to use. Then about two years ago it came back to me and I decided it was perfect to store all my fabrics in it. Of course separated by color. That opened up the cabinet where the fabric was to stored to move all my cross stitch into it because it was bigger than where I had cross stitch stored. But something was never quite right and I could never get used to the move. There is something to be said for Mr. W.'s delay in taking the once eliminated cross stitch chest to Goodwill for I put it back into service. I feel all things are now right again in the world of my cross stitch supplies and patterns.
It was great to leaf through all the patterns and remember where and when I bought some of them and for others scratch my head and think...what was I thinking; felt so good to put all the random skeins of floss in one spot; was super to put all the spools of thread in a basket where they sit until I can put them away properly; fabulous to put all the buttons that I had managed to escape back into the confinement of their mason jars. I even managed to sort through my patterns and be honest with myself and eliminate some.
Here are my finishes that I managed before the weekend was through. This is the pin keep I stitched up at my son's over Christmas. It is all sewn and stuffed and ready for a few quick stitches to sew the side seam shut.
The second is my crewel piece. I thought I would finish it as a pin pillow but decided to make it a little piece for hang on the top of a ladder back chair. Just a few hand stitches needed here for a another finished finish!
Next a completed piece from several years ago. All ready to just stitch the seam where I turned it. I like the rusty bells and have to think how and where to include them.
And I am off to an organized and productive new year!
Hmmm, I wonder if Mr. W will be as productive and how long the newly emptied cabinet will sit in the upstairs hallway waiting for Mr. W. to lug it out of here, hmmmm, he'd better do it before I change my mind again and need to use it! We don't want that to happen.....it's all about reducing in 2016.