Friday, February 6, 2015

Sticking To The Crafty Plan

Am I the only one who is having fun sticking to resolutions?  Probably not, but I have pretty much amazed myself by diving right in and getting stuff done!  For example, last weekend I barricaded myself in the craft room and put a major dent in the organization project.  The first thing I did was to take everything out of the closet.  Everything.  And yes, it was an awful mess.
Right in the midst of the havoc you can see the label maker.  See it?  It's on the table between the stacks of junk.  That thing got a workout.  Now each container is organized and labeled.  Astonishing.  I can actually tell what's in the boxes.  And there were several instances of "Hey look.  I didn't remember I had that".  On Sunday I did the same thing with the craft cabinet.  I figure I'm about 75% done.  The result: unbelievable accomplishment.  I'll post a picture of the awesome organization in an upcoming post.

Now onto the WIPs.  I am happy to report a finish!  All of the stitching has been completed on Just Nan's "Jasmine Mix".
This little project used about a million different floss colors.  OK, maybe like 15.  So many color changes in such a little design was a challenge for me, but the finished product is so pretty.  I'm thinking that a simple square frame will be perfect for this.

Next I pulled out a WIP that puts me in a springtime frame of mind.  I started "Tulip's Praise" by Gracewood Stitches last summer, but had put it away to get some seasonal stitching done. 
I've made some progress on this one during the past week.  I just love the colors in this. 

One more thing I want to do is choose a Christmas ornament to stitch.  I'm looking forward to that.  At least I'll be able to find everything I need for it in the craft room!

I want to welcome my new followers!  I hope that you'll find this a fun place to visit.  Also, there's still time to enter your name into my Grow Your Blog giveaway!  All you have to do is make a comment on the Grow Your Blog post and you're instantly entered.  I'll be drawing a name on February 14th and announcing the winner on the 15th.


  1. Congrats on the pretty finish Cathy. Your craft room looks great. The flowers are really pretty.


  2. Pretty stitching! I haven't stitched a Just Nan in a while, but looking at that reminds me how much I enjoy stitching her designs. Congrats on the organization! Some day, I WILL have a craft room instead of just finding the space for my crafty items in spots here and there. Looking forward to the picture of how much you have accomplished.

  3. Hello Cathy! Great work on your two WIPs and congratulations on sticking with the resolutions and getting all that organising done! :) xx

  4. Well done Cathy!
    I don't have a craft room but I do know the "I didn't remember I had that" feeling too well :)
    Love your finishes

  5. Very pretty little finish. And yes, JN always has lots of colour changes in these little designs. But they look so beautiful.
    I can understand that you felt like stitching on something that makes you think of spring. I'm in the same frame of mind this month. And it feels so good to stitch spring flowers, doesn't it?

  6. I aim to attack my craft room this year too, although I must wait until it warms up a bit first! The Tulips Praise piece is stunning, the colors are so bright and cheery.

  7. Congratulations to you on your getting organized and on your Just Nan finish! Very nice progress on your Tulip piece!

    Robin in Virginia

  8. Absolutely love your Just Nan!
    Sweet tulips project!

  9. Beautiful stitching and colours on the Just Nan piece. Wish I could get my craft stash sorted out too. Not enough room to store things.