At the moment, I feel as if my house looks like the mess of threads pictured above. There are a few places of order, but chaos is rampant. If you have not been following, we are converting the three-car garage into a new master suite. This is a complicated job requiring a new floor, new walls, windows, doors, and a new bathroom. And we need to move the electrical box, solar controls, and solar batteries.
Of course, part of this involves moving everything out of the garage & into various places. My living room has almost no floor space left. My family room has all the Christmas stuff stored in it, along with a set of storage shelves. We can get around and live, but it’s weird.
Yesterday I learned that today they are cutting a hole in the sheetrock to move the electrical panel. To do this, we need to move out the TV and TV cabinet. The cabinet will block the way to my stitching chair. It could possibly be this way for a couple of months.
That’s why I am glad I am organized. I keep two tote bags of projects by my chair. One has the current, in-progress projects. The second has the ones that will replace them as they are finished. Each project is in a zippered bag and on stretcher bars. Every project has a needle minder with needles. All the tread for the project is in the bag. Most bags also have a threader, and many have scissors. Some have printed stitch charts or stitch diagrams.
I don’t have ort containers for eery project, but I do have a few portable fabric ort catchers, and I’ll be keeping one of them along with scissors and a tin of needles by the projects I’ve taken.
Yesterday while I still could, I pulled out a couple of projects and I have two more out in my office. This will not keep me stitching forever, but it will keep me happy for a while.
You may not have chaos on this level, but you should organize your projects like this. Not only is it good to be prepared, but it also makes your stitching easier.