Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What does it takes to make me happy.

On my way home today I saw some kids playing in the dirt and they looked so happy.  I remember those days when all it took was dirt pile, my barbie doll, my brother's metal tonka trucks and a hose with water.  Oh good times.

That got me thinking, what does it take to make me happy now?  Lucky for you all I have the answer.  Besides the usual. My hubby, cat and family.  I think I have narrowed it down to 3 or 4 things.

1)  The angry birds hat I made my brother, and my brother because he is as fun to be with as he was when we were kids.
Knit Angry Birds Hat

2)  Making handmade socks for family members.  This is the latest pair for my Mom.
Knit Socks

3)  Yarn my Mom saw and had to buy me from her friend who raises alpacas.

4)  Last but certainly not least.....embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting supplies from my Grandmother-in-Law.  Man I do not even know where to begin.  At first I was on cloud nine then on day three of organizing I thought I was in hell and now I am back to cloud nine.  I now officially have all the DMC Floss colors except 28 of the colors.  Yes, I do plan to get the last 28 might as well it will be under $10.  This picture does not even represent my own supplies. 
New needlework supplies

I do have a question for all of you how do you organize your floss?  By color or number?  I have 6 boxes of my own and now I have added 6 more boxes from Granny.  I organized by color and she organized by number.  I am confused!  The floss in the baggies are perle cotton, rayon, rayon mix, hand painted, metallic, ribbon and wool.

The box in the back is full of needlepoint hand painted canvas and some half finished work and some I have no idea what to do with.  I will be researching needlepoint.

I did not take any pictures of the knitting supplies because they are not to organized yet.  She also gave me her Bernina sewing machine.  I see I will need to start reading up on lots of things and do not even know where to start.  Needlework?  Knitting?  Sewing?  Going Crazy?  I am thinking the latter. What do you all think?



june at noon said...

Quite the stash! I organize by color because I don't do any stitching that requires me to refer to the numbers. I'd imagine if you're doing mostly cross stitch by patterns, numbers would be easier if you plan to use the colors specified in the patterns. Since I just pick whatever colors I like, organizing by color makes more sense for me.

Vanessa said...

I organize by number,I like to know what I have and I do cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, sew, quilt, knit, crochet, you name it. If I had that stash I would not be able to breathe I would be so excited. Take your time, organize and breathe, Enjoy it all! So so jealous!

SewAmy said...

I love the angry bird hat. And wow, look at all those stitching supplies...Heaven. I don't organize at all, sorry to say. I have about 4 or 5 gallon size bags with my floss mushed up in it. LOL

Kelly aka STITCHNMOMMA said...

WOW! What a great gift from your grandmother-in-law! I'd be on cloud nine as well!

I organize my floss by number. I missing more than 28 of the colors, but I don't think I'm too far behind you though.

Anonymous said...

I organize by number also. My learned lesson - if working on a large project needing a lot of the same colour, check the dye lot for a match, especially if some of the floss is older. The dye lots do change. (I learned the hard way)

Anonymous said...

I don't know why you aren't blogging any more, you were so good at it! Your posts are interesting. I hope it isn't that something catastrophic happened to you. I loved the hat and the comments about your brother. I organize by color because I crazy quilt, and I don't do things that say, "Use DMC 342 and 651."