It's always fun to play along with a Stitchy Meme from our own Stitch Bitch. So simple....dump out your stitching bag and show everyone what's in it!
But I need to preface my photo a bit. I gave up on bags long ago. It seemed like the moment I put something into a bag, it disappeared (sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally) forever. Then, a couple of years ago while I was packing the son away for Freshman year at college, I discovered the joys of plastic totes.
I wish I could take every untidy aspect of my life and put it into a nice, clean, clear plastic box with a lid on it. I could use an extra large tote and label it: My Food and Weight Issues. And I'd have them in every size, all the way down to the smallest little box for my Inability to Commit to Daily Flossing.
Good God. Did I really just type that? I know, I know, Too Much Information.
But back to the meme! Here's my photo, and feel free to click and enlarge:
There's my empty box, turned on its side. Lovely, lovely box that keeps everything inside of it dry and reasonably clean. It's been put to the test this year with all of my trips around and through Ohio, most of which have been in the rain.
To the right you can see my simple around-the-neck magnifier. Very low tech.
Behind the magnifier is a small wooden trinket box that houses all of the things in front of it including
- Hand Cream
- Variety of needles
- Wrist Pincushion (made specially for me by the Meme Creator herself
- Tape measure in an adorable Vera Bradley case
- Magnetic Neede minder
- Needle Threader
- Star Detailor
- My glasses
Then there's the stuff that floats around inside the box. Except for the note pad and pencils, it's all related to specific projects. And those projects are (again, starting on the left):
- PS Santa chart with threads (in zipped project bag) and 18ct linen and mounted on Q Snaps. I know - the Q snaps don't fit in the box, but they deserved a place in the photo
- Carol's Sew Red chart, with some red Needle Necessites thread and white linen
- CCN's Be Joyful in Hope with threads....waiting for me to rip and replace the words!
- Autumn Leaves in its scroll frame and with its threads. Again, I know the frame doesn't fit in the box, but you get it.
And that's my meme!
Oh and you are all so wonderfully kind for asking about my son! I spoke to him yesterday and he says he still feels terrible, but feels better than the day before. I sure hope that trend continues...Thank you all for your caring (and commiseration!).