This week’s Stitching Blogger’s Question is
What do you keep your WIPs and other stitching supplies in when traveling?
I nearly didn’t answer this one, because the bag is dingy!
This is the disreputable bag in which I carry my current stitching projects. Projects go in Ziplock bags inside the bag, as the bag itself has become an auxiliary purse/schoolbag/carryall. I’ll have to replace it soon, as it’s wearing out.
I got the bag as a “prize” for being the first to answer a question a long-ago boss asked our department via email. I think the question was “what does ‘tcp/ip’ mean” but I can’t absolutely swear to that.
Anybody else using Bookmooch? I just joined (username technomom) and plan to list books there as we do our yearly clearing of the shelves.
(Edited to correct name — thanks Alicebunnie!)
I’ve long known that there were people who inflict indignities like sweaters and even tiny little boots on their canine companions. I had no idea that the doggy fashion had become so very fashionable, though.
Then I saw it. One moment I’m surrounded by bird feeders and cat toys, the next, there it is: an entire row of Canine Couture.
I called Katie to my side to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating, but no, she saw it too. We brought home photographic evidence, not expecting you to believe us without it.
That particular “dress” was the most eye-catching of this season’s dog fashion — at least, what that Target is carrying.
We were very happy to come home to our sharp-clawed cats, safe in the knowledge that they would never permit such a thing.
I’ve been uploading some of the photographs I have scattered all over my hard drive, most of them of Katie. Somehow, I outdid my Flickr upload limit for the month!
I’ve had that account for eons and have no idea what the limit is, as I’ve never approached it before. I was shocked when Katie hit hers within a few days of getting an account, then did it again as soon as the month changed — at which point we bowed to the inevitable and got her a pro account.
But me? Why would I ever need a pro account?
I have been jealous of the ability to have more than two sets, but that’s about it ’til now.
I’ve hardly even begun on the Katie pictures! I haven’t scanned in baby photos that I have, much less the grandparents’ albums.
Guess I do need a pro account.
I have a Zooomr pro account (because they’re giving them away), but it doesn’t have all the nifty toys available that have been written for Flickr.
As you can see, I’ve added a row of photos above the top post on the blog. Most of the pictures are of Katie, but the bar will show whatever I’ve uploaded most recently, whether it’s pictures of our critters, needlework, or Katie. I’ll be uploading more as soon as the Flickr meter allows.
And then I wanna make a scrapbook.
Lots of warnings, but I want to see if it’ll do *anything*
Edit: Well, it did post to my blog, but absolutely nothing showed up in my LJ. I don’t suppose any of you dear people have ever made this thing work on your own blogs, have you?
While we’re at it, does FlickrSpinnr work, or is it just teasing me?
I’ve been waiting eagerly for this week’s SBQ. I don’t know why, I just have. They sometimes remind me of stash I don’t think about often enough.
Do you have an organizational system for your fabric? If so, what is it? If not, what do you store your fabric in?
How do people store their fabric, especially those small but potentially usable pieces? Do they sort by count? How do they label it or otherwise know what each piece is?
I never really thought about labeling them. I’ll start doing that in the future. I’m usually so excited when I buy material for a project, though, that I can’t resist starting on it right away. It’s only the much older stuff that needs labeling!
I can tell what most are just by looking at them. I’ve got a nifty little ruler for thread counts if I have any trouble determining that visually. Anything that isn’t a neutral color has been purchased for a specific project, so I know immediately, for instance, “oh, that’s for the second set of the Amaryllis Artworks mandalas” (yes, I love those so much I intend to stitch them again).
Almost all of my cloth is evenweave, but there’s some linen and even a little bit of aida and hardanger that dates back to my teen years when I started stitching. (I gave away most of that old stuff via Freecycle last year, then found more!)
All of it is stored in a set of plastic drawers with some cedar balls tossed in. We don’t have a problem with moths, but I don’t want to take any chances and I do love the scent.
No picture this time — things are all topsy-turvy and I can’t get to my drawers to get a photo.
I couldn’t stand it. I had to do photos.
National Geograhic is leading the My Wonderful World campaign. There are suggestions for parents, kids, teens, and educators.
I wanna be a teen. I want to get a passport and a nifty little GPS unit and go geocaching and explore the world and learn other languages.
The Stitching Bloggers Question of the Week is:
For those of you who use hand or over-dyed floss, how do you store it?
I use the same plastic bobbins that I use for most of my fibers. I haven’t had any problems with it, or heard of any arguments against doing so.
I like being ablle to keep the current project’s fibers all on the same project ring. They’re also easily stored with the rest of my fibers in tackle-type boxes.
If you click on the photos, you’ll go to the larger versions 😉
Katie is going to high school in a few weeks, a 10th grader. The school is much larger than the one she attended last fall — approximately the same population as my own alma mater when I was there.
I, at least, will continue to write here, as I’ve been interested in homeschooling and education much longer than I’ve had a child at home officially being homeschooled. In fact, I first heard of homeschooling as a modern reality right after I graduated in the mid-1980s, and was immediately intrigued. I read everything I could find about it, and have kept up that connection since then.
Katie is all excited, of course. I’m excited for her. I fear she may be dampening that excitement down a little because she knows that I’ll miss her, but she shouldn’t. That’s just a normal part of being Mommy. Letting go is in the job description.Trying new things is in hers.
“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”