This old and very large plastic organizer bin (I think it's for hardware?) is one that Michael has had - unused - for a few years now, and somehow it wound up in a corner of the porch, neglected, forgotten, and rained on. We washed it - unfortunately, the paper that was attached to it on top had never been removed and at this point, it's flat out welded on. So, it ain't pretty - but it holds all my DMC floss with drawers left over for other brands, and that excites me a whole lot!
At some point (soon, I hope), I'm going to re-cover it, maybe by decoupage, so that it looks as happy as it make me feel to get my floss organized and easy to access.
As for my TUSAL jar - these are the things that have been feeding it this month:
More progress on The Stitcherhood's "Midnight Dip" - because of the blocks of color and small number of color changes, this is a good one to keep tucked into my purse, for times when I'm waiting or listening without doing anything else (I find I pay attention much better if I keep my hands busy). I've now run out of the lighter blue, with just a tiny bit left to do in her tail - so this won't be fully complete til I get myself to a craft store (awww.....).
The Theme-alicious challenge for May is:
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!
I chose purple, picked out a few WIPs and then promptly ignored them in favor of some new starts - but I did pull in some purple!
A new start and a finish, all in one month - gasp!
Basket of Spells
stitched on purple overdyed 28ct linen
DMC variegated floss
Ginger & Spice
(from Just Cross Stitch, Nov/Dec 1987)
also stitched on the same purple fabric
Not finished yet, but this will be my monochrome ornament for this month.
Lastly, I joined Ink Circles "Roll Your Own 2013" SAL - we're each working our own choice of colors on the mandala Tracy designed for the occasion. I'm really loving how mine is coming out so far!
I may be doing one more new start, for a fundraiser coming up mid-June. I'll decide that sometime before the end of this week.
That's it for me - happy stitching!