I have spent a couple of days tidying and organising most of my craft supplies. I now have all my fabric sorted into boxes (3 altogether), my threads all in one place and most of my UFOs in 1 (large) box. I also found a few tools (labelling pens, needles, scissors, etc.) that I have bought over the years and not quite taken out of the shopping bags. Oops.
The main thing I have learnt from re-organising is that I have way, way, way more UFOs than I thought I did! Some of them are almost complete, others have just been started and still others are patterns or kits waiting for the right time for me to start them. I will have to update my UFO list over the next couple of days.
I did get a bit nostalgic while sorting everything out. I came across some projects that I started years ago while a member of the Joondalup Embroidery Group. During that time my best friend had her first baby and to honour the occasion I made my first baby blanket. As Sheena had married into a farming family the blanket definitely had to have a farming theme. I can't remember which magazine held the pattern but here are some pictures of Sheena and Rourke with the blanket...
Now that all my supplies are organised I have been able to turn my attention to sewing. I have spent a blissful 3-4 hours this afternoon working on 'Chrissy the Camel' and she is coming together nicely. She will probably have a different name once complete because of the fabric I am using. She is a present for someone so I was hoping to finish her off today. However, I got so carried away with sewing her that I forgot to keep an eye on the time and did not get to Spotlight before they closed to get some more toy fill. Oh well, hopefully I will get a chance to finish her off during the week.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and a safe long weekend. Happy stitching!