Getting Organized for CQ
Love having the little Juncos visiting! Such lovely little birds! When they leave, I'll know that spring is soon to follow! I think they'll be around for a while this year!
I've been hunting for something to help me keep my crazy quilting supplies handy to my comfy chair in the living room. In my apartment in Flagstaff, I had shelves under the window next to my seat that made it easy to keep the things I used frequently at hand. But in this house, the sewing room is in the basement and I have been finding that having all my supplies down there was keeping me from stitching. At first I looked at a taller cart with rainbow colored bins, but that doesn't fit in with my mostly white decor very well, and I knew that I wouldn't be happy with it. Then I found a 3-tray scrapbooking cart that looked promising, but was it large enough to hold a suitable amount of stitching supplies? Then I spotted this white "Wrapping Cart", which is just perfect! Six nice drawers, a side bin and a solid surface on top! And it was on sale for 50% off! Sold!
It was easy to put together and the castors on the bottom make it easy to move around! I like the fine mesh drawers that will keep things contained yet allow one to see the contents. While it's not a piece of fine furniture, I think it's going to do the job admirably!
The next step was to put my most used stitching supplies in it. Perfect fit! And I'll be able to simply roll it out of the way when it's not in use! I left off two of the external wire things as I'm not storing rolls of wrapping paper or packaging ribbon. The little side tray is a perfect spot to put some frequently used items such as my little thread/ribbon holder, my stitch reference book and my needle book as well as a pair of scissors.
All set to finish Tahlia's snowball block!
I've also been doing some painting. Right now, it's simply a rough sketch to lay out the shapes and get a feel for some value areas. Hoping to complete this in the next week or two for my middle son and his wife! They just moved into a new home and have very bare walls!