Saturday, October 19, 2019

A Problem and a Solution



One of my huge frustrations in sitting down to stitch only to discover something is missing.  It's either my scissors, a floss, or the chart,  I always seem to be searching for something instead of stitching.  Just when I get everything located, Lucy jumps into my lap, everything goes flying and the search begins anew.  Does anyone else have these problems?

During a recent visit to Hobby Lobby, I found this tray.  It is large enough to hold my chart.  My homemade make-do helps to keep the fibers organized.

I added a magnet which holds the make-do in place in the tray and is a resting place for my scissors.  The ort cup came from The Country Cupboard in Crossville.

The Sew-Lutions magnetic box also came from Hobby Lobby and is the perfect place for needles, needle minders and threaders.  The tray is just deep enough to hold Q-Snaps with project.

When I am finished stitching, the tray sits beside my stitching chair.  It is a solution which is working for me.  With significantly cooler temps, it is finally beginning to feel like fall.  Weekend agenda:  fall baking (pumpkin bread) college and NFL football and stitching, lots of stitching.


10 comments:

  1. I have that kind of problem with my hand stitching projects all the time. Looks like you have created a brilliant solution!

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  2. What a perfect weekend! Yes, I often find things missing. My worst is when I drop a needle. All comes to a halt in my family room and DH and I hit the floor looking for it!

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  3. I think this is a great solution for keeping all your necessary items together.
    You have inspired me to do the same, yes Blondie The Cat does love to sit on my lap when I am stitching, how can we say no to such love.
    I hope you are having a great weekend.

    Catherine

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  4. Ain't that the truth? I just started a project yesterday and spent a good half hour collecting everything (and even then I forgot the needle threader)....I found a plastic box to keep everything in.....but, I'm liking this metal tray idea of yours MUCH better!

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  5. What a super solution you came up with, Betty! I need to track down one of those Sew-Lutions boxes. Enjoy your week!

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  6. I like your solution for sure! Very nice and so organized! I just keep everything I use all the time on my stitching table by my stitching chair. Not as organized a solution, but it works for me. :D

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  7. Love your solution! I will have to look around for something like this.

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  8. How nice! I have a basket from one of those gift packages that have cookies, teas, hot chocolate in them, that I keep my smaller scroll bars/qsnaps in. An ort container that holds my readers and scissors. It's just easier to sit down and start stitching when everything is at hand and not spread all over.

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  9. enjoyed your catch up post before this one but I have not had time to comment. You have some goodies on your list of 12. I have that plantation sampler too and many others on your list. Your tray looks like a convenient solution to your problem of needing your tools at hand. Yes I am constantly looking for something, wasting lots of time. My DH says if I was "organized" I wouldn't have that problem. HA ! half the fun is in the looking. Take care Mel

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