Thursday, 20 January 2011

Workbasket

This year I want to try and work through some of my ever-growing stash of kits and charts, (in fact it was one of my resolutions) so in order to help me do this and help me resist the urge to buy a new kit or chart every time I want a new project, I spent a little time recently going through my kits & charts pulling out all the ones that caught my eye.

The selection process was very simple, instead of carefully planning which designs I want to stitch this year, I simply looked at each kit and chart in my stash, if I felt the temptation to open the kit or pull the threads for a chart right away and start stitching it went into the pile. (Check out my workbasket page for a full list of designs!)
I then found a wicker basket in the garage my mum was going to throw out because the cat decided the handles were great to use as a chew toy when he was a kitten so their a little splintered, painful if you plan on carrying a lot of things around but perfect for what I wanted. I have some really pretty fabric I plan on making into a lining but for now all the charts and kits that took my fancy have gone into my new workbasket and have been given pride of place in my corner of the craft room I share with my mum.
look at all those lovely kits & charts...which one shall I do first??

Now whenever I want to start something new I have a basket full of designs that I’m already itching to start. The trick now will be deciding which one to start first!!

Thats all for now, I promise progress shots from cc birth sampler tomorrow!!
Hugs & Happy Stitching!!
xX Fiona Xx

2 comments:

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Great idea about the basket so you can see them all in full view. Looks like you have some nice charts there.

Lesleyanne said...

Love your basket. I have a gift bag with my "must stitch" projects in lol.