Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Borrowing" a title of a new song...

I can't remember if I have said this or not, but I am a big fan of Susan Boyle.  This is the lady that blew away Britain's Got Talent and the Youtube three years ago with her marvelous voice, but not so marvelous appearance.  Well, last fall, she released her third CD which is called "Someone to Watch Over Me".  On the CD is a new song written for her that is titled "This Will Be The Year".  For her, it is saying that after all of her dreams and goals that were never quite met, this year they will be.  Well, that idea struck a chord with me because I have had so many goals that just never have quite come to reality.  Most of them are based on trying to get control of my life.  I always seem to have "not enough time" to organize my stash, to declutter my house, to stitch, to take time for me.  Well, I am really going to try to have This be my year.



.To that end, I have spent most of my "freetime"  winding bobbins of DMC floss.  168 bobbins, to be exact.  You see, when there is a sale on DMC, I will go into the store and grab a handful, not knowing which I really need or which I have way too much already.  So, I went through my craft room and my various bags and pulled all the floss that wasn't wound and required for an actual work in progress and started winding.  Now that the floss is wound, I am going to
incorporate these into my current floss boxes and take inventory as I go along.  I have a cross stitch inventory program on my computer, and I realized that I can download those files into excel files which I can download onto my Nook Color and my Itouch.  That way, whenever I start a project, I will know if I have all the floss I need in my inventory and I won't go out and buy more needlessly. 

Next weekend I will tackle the overdyed floss.  I keep  them in Flossaway bags in a small four drawer cabinet.  But, I have them in bags with projects I want to do "someday" and then I don't have them available for projects I am doing today.  Not good.  After that, it really gets scary when I start trying to organize and inventory charts which are all over.  Wish me luck!!

OH!  I did do some stitching on Peaceable Kingdom, but not really enough to show an update picture.  Maybe next weekend I can do that.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog, and for leaving such fantastic comments!

Until next time, have a happy, healthy stitchy time!

15 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Great job done. Do you want to do mine, I only about 50 or so lol.

Shari said...

I too need to organize my dmc....remember a few years ago when Walmart sold out the dmc for 10 cents per skein?!?!!? I am finally using up ALL that I bought...but still have lots to go. Keep up the great organizing!

Karen said...

Good luck with your organizing! Knowing you this will be your year. Happy stitching....

Linda said...

I must have read your mind. I'm sitting here reading blogs, but in the back of mind thinking that I need to get my kits, charts, magazines, etc. organized again. Congrats on getting this far.

Linda

Faith... said...

Good luck with getting organized! I am slowly doing that too, on days I don't feel like stitching.

Katie said...

Good luck getting organized! I've been trying to this year. I have charts here and there and everywhere.

Meari said...

Nice job on getting your floss wound and organized. How are you going to organize your specialty floss?

Kathy A. said...

Very good job on winding all your floss. I wish you great luck with your organizing!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Way to go. Seems like organizing and stitching go hand in hand. Have to be able to find it to stitch it; right? Keep up the good work.

Carol said...

Great job on your organizing, Beth! I've been doing a bit of that myself and it's such a good feeling when you're all done :)

Sally said...

Great work on winding all your DMC and good luck on organising all your other stitching stuff:)

Lynn said...

Well done on your organization! I have some floss inventory sheets but I haven't gone through my stash yet to catalog them.
I did have my room in order but things seem to be slowly falling apart again.

Siobhán said...

Good luck with all of the organizing! I am trying to get my stuff organized, too--putting charts back where they belong, sorting my threads, etc. It certainly helps me to spend less, when I see just how much I have!

RuthB said...

Ooooo you can inventory on your Nook. Hmmmmmmm.

Here's to all the best success for you in 2012, Beth!

Always smiling said...

Good to be organised but leave some time to use it all and stitch and stitch and stitch!!LOL

Chris x