Thursday, January 05, 2006

So many projects, so little time!

Lately, I've decided that I really must do an inventory of my stash. I keep buying skeins of the same colors of specialty threads over and over, simply because I have no idea what I already have. It also doesn't help that my stash currently lives in various corners of two different residences. So 2006 will be my year to create a master inventory list. Pretty ambitious, huh?

I started out the other night by going through 3 bags of specialty threads. Much to my horror, I realized that I have several nearly-full skeins of Needle Necessities overdyed threads that do not have their numbers attached. Now I have no idea what the colors are! I believe that I can figure it out by tracking down the patterns that I used them on, and working backward from there. That's a bit of detective work for another day, though.

Slowly but surely, my stash is migrating into BF's house. Soon he will be wondering what happened to his previously male domain, and why there are bits of floss stuck to every piece of his clothing. Animals mark their territory in different ways-- I believe that stitchers use floss for this purpose. LOL

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comI've also discovered a project or two that I had completely forgotten about. While rummaging through baskets at my condo last weekend, I came across a partially stitched Charmed Hearts kit by Shepherd's Bush. And I also found this little snowman ornament, which I *thought* was completed YEARS ago. But alas, his beads and charm have not been stitched on. Add that to the list of things to do.

Next up will be patterns-- there is a large shopping bag filled to near-bursting capacity just waiting for me to inventory. Sadly, this is nowhere near all of the patterns. I'm not sure, but I think this bag contains some of the patterns that are on the "must stitch" list. I'm almost afraid to look in that bag, because I know it will make me want to start even more projects.


Singular Stitches said...

Good luck!!

KarenV said...

That's such a cute little stocking!

Good luck with your stash inventory. For the NN thread, have you checked their website? There's colour pictures of the threads which might help you sort out what you have.

Susimac said...

Love the little snowman ornament he's really cute.

Best of luck with your stash inventory, you'll be amazed what you might find that you forgot you had. LOL!!!


Kim said...

But isn't it fun to go through all that stash and "relive" the excitement of it all. ;) You can go to Needle Necessities site and they have a color catalog of all their various flosses/cottons/etc. I wasn't sure what you had so click the appropriate link and it will show you everything you ever wanted to know. ;) I'm sure you can match up your unlabeled skeins this way. :D Good luck! Love the snowman too! :D

karensff said...

Good luck with your inventory. That is something that I need to do too. My shame is that some of my carefully stored away threads haven't been put back after I used them. They seem to be scattered all over the place. Just pure laziness on my part! I will wait until my week off before I attempt to delve into it. I know what you mean about leaving your mark. It drives my boyfriend up the wall.

The snowman ornament is very cute. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Kali said...

Love the snowman! Inventory for my threads is next on my list since I do pretty well keeping up on the patterns.

Lili said...

I've done the same with my NN flosses... It's strange because, as far as threads are concerned, I'm quite organized (people who know me would have a great laugh).
I love sorting my stash, it makes me feel "rich", and at the same time, I always think I should be more reasonable with cross stitch. But it has turned out into passion, and this word just doesn't go with reason...
I absolutely love this snowman ornament! It looks great! Nice fabric too!
Have a nice stitching WE!

BeckySC said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog :) I appreciate it so very much :)

WOW, you have some AWESOME projects on the go! I can't wait for HD's!!!! :)

hugs :)

Lelia said...

Have fun looking thru your stash & sorting fibers.

Your Quaker Diamond turned out great. Very classy.

Finishing is always last on my list, too. Once in awhile, I need something for a gift (or whatever) and bite the bullet : )

MysteryKnitter said...

Do not give up! Just dig in to that stash issue...You may find something you had forgotten...Wish I could explain better but I can't. My stash is quite small...The WIPs (2 passive ones and 1 active one) are in plastic bags (the active one has its own; it is in the same bag as the yarns). The ones I have not touched yet...they are in closet or something like that in my livingroom.