Our local WalMart store is under construction to become a Super WalMart, so every few days there are different things added to the clearance aisle. Well, the other day when I went to look at reading glasses (Quick rabbit trail... Vera Bradley had 50% off the reading glasses that I've been using to stitch with, and I *LOVE* them, but I couldn't remember what magnification they were, so I had to go try some cheap ones on a WalMart to see which Vera Bradley ones to order. I got them today and I wish I'd gotten two pairs while they were on sale. They are SO nice to stitch with and they look nice, too! ** End of Rabbit Trail! ☺)
ANYWAY... down the clearance aisle, I found these folders. They have a number of plastic pockets, with attached covered plastic pockets. **Lightbulb Moment ** These would be perfect for my pile of "I want to do this next" patterns that I've been accumulating - along with the rest of my 15 Crazy Challenge pieces.
Here are a couple of my crazy challenge starts, waiting to be finished. The floss bobbins for each of these are in my large floss case, but the fabric and patterns are here.
The front pocket isn't see through, so I put magazines or books in those... The opposite side shows my LK Snowman all kitted up, with the floss in the attached little pocket.
Here's a couple of my newest acquisitions. Cecilia's Sampler was having a 25% off sale the other day and I picked up Bunny Hop with the CC threads I needed, and this Precious Moments book that I'll use for Love Quilt or Angel Quilt squares.
So, after filling my binders, I have how many patterns that I want to stitch? Ummmm.... let's just say that I have *enough*. I really don't need more than 30 things calling to me at one time!! But I know that I do have a few more patterns coming that are "must do's", so I need to keep stitching to make room for them (and whatever giveaways I might win...!) in my binders. In the meantime, I'm planning on focusing any stitching related shopping that I do for the next few months around kitting up what is in my binders - fabric, overdyed threads, etc., and, of course, a few fun extras like scissors, q-snaps, needles, thread sorters, etc.... :-) No patterns unless I win them or am given them ... (Anyone having a giveaway??? LOL!) Oh - and by the way - my big kits aren't in the binders - I have them in some huge (9x12??) plastic envelopes that snap shut that I found at our local Sentry Food store for $1 each. :-)
Since I had to pare down my stash some to settle on 30-some projects, I'm planning a special kind of giveaway in the next week or so. Keep your eyes peeled. This will be a fun one!
On the stitching front, here's the progress on my bear and my new start, Country Cottage Needleworks "G is for Girl" pattern that was in the JCS magazine. I'm thoroughly enjoying that one - there's no backstitching and no 3/4 stitches. :-) I need to finish the bear next week, though. Then I'll open my binder and pull another of my Crazy Starts to work on! :-)