Monday, November 21, 2016

My happy place

About 13 years ago when we had our basement finished, most of it was devoted to being a play/family room for our son (those little-kid toys sure take up a lot of room!). There is also an office for my husband who works from home when he's not travelling (so, not very much) and a craft room for me. Over that time my organization has become pretty haphazard, so this past Friday and Saturday I had a thorough cleaning out and reorganizing.

About 10 years ago I went through a scrapbooking phase, so I pulled all that out of the closet and made more room for my first and true love, stitching! I'm not completely finished, but I have new storage in place and will work on further organization over the winter.

I got these cubicles and bins at Target, and the bin on the left says it all:

Saturday evening I finally sat down to stitch in my nice clean space and lit a candle for a little ambiance, and the light hit my newly acquired needle minder board and made the minders sparkle like a Christmas decoration:

With the time I spent on that project, I wasn't able to complete both of the SAL pieces that were released last Friday, though I'll finish the second one today. I completed part 4 of The Beautiful Sea SAL yesterday:

For the Welcome SAL I was able to complete the letters in part 6, and just need to complete the vines and flowers today:

Tempting Tangles is also starting another SAL this Friday, the Freedom Mystery SAL, which has it's own FB group. Deb has added me to the group, but I'm not yet sure whether I'll try to keep up with this one, as I have "work" stitching that needs to be done. I may not be able to resist, though, once the parts start getting released.

For those who celebrate it, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and to everyone a great stitchy week!


  1. Your space is beautiful. What are you using for your needle minder board? Nice progress on your SAL pieces!

    1. Robin, the board I'm using can be found here: I put a piece of scrapbooking paper between the board and magnets to protect the surface. HTH!

  2. Your needle minder board looks so great... like a box of beautiful, sparkly candies! I'm a fellow addict! ;O)

  3. Ahhh I love an organized room! The problem is then I need to be in there kitting projects lol

  4. Great craft space.
    Love those cubes.
    Nice progress on both of your SAL's.
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Truly a happy place! Beautiful.

  6. It's so wonderful to have a dedicated stitching/craft room. Happy organizing!

  7. Great job! I always feel so good after I get something organized because I am not an organized person!

  8. Awesome! Lovely work on the secret one, and so cool that you chose the name on Glendon Place design.

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