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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Crabby New Year!

You heard me right! It's a Crabby New Year! Yay, it's finally time for the Crabby All Year Stitch-a-long! I have everything ready to go and I can't wait to start stitching! I am using DMC floss on Silkweaver's 32 count Lugana, Days Gone By. Here is a quick snap of the fabric, the $$$ buttons and the floss for the first set of designs.




Here is the rest of the thread. I store my DMC in Floss-a-way bags with a 3x5 index card inside. The card makes the floppy bags stand up. Small projects are threaded on rings. On large, kitted projects like this, I use index card file boxes from the office supply to store the threads. Otherwise they are stored in my floss cabinet.




I have been so excited to start stitching! I've heard from most of the SAL participants and they are ready as well. There is a section at the top of my sidebar...everyone is listed there; except for our Crabby friend, Carol, as she doesn't have a blog. Anyone wishing to join in on the fun is more than welcome. There is still lots of time to gather supplies and start...the patterns are simple so it would be easy to catch up even weeks from now! Come on ~ be Crabby with us!

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All last night and early this morning, I had it in my head this was Friday...and that I just had to work one shift and I'd have all weekend to stitch. Major disappointment when the weatherman said today's weather; blah blah and Friday's; blah blah. Poo, today was Thursday. That sucks.




Isn't this a pretty fabric? The colors are much prettier IRL. I won this Silkweaver's Solo in a Christmas game at San-Man Originals message board. There is always lots of fun and games and stitchy chat going on there; a really fun message board. Thanks, Chris!


Welcome to all new (or lurking) readers! Please leave me a comment so I can come visit your blog. Thank you for reading my blog today. I'd like to wish you all a Happy (Crabby) New Year!
xox

26 comments:

Chiloe said...

It's going to be fun to follow your SAL !!! Wish I can join the fun.

Happy crabby new year !!!

Annie said...

That's going to be a really fun project. Love that fabric.

Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Suzanne

Kendra said...

Seeing as how I just won the Crabby pattern, I'm SO tempted to join the SAL!

I'll have to sort out my stitching rotation and see if I can fit it in. Maybe it can share a day with something else since the blocks are small and stitch up quick...???

Sharon said...

It'll be fun to watch your progress on "Crabby"! :)
That fabric is SOOO lovely!!! Do you have a project planned for it?
Hope your time at work goes quickly so you can stitch SOON! :)
Happy New Year!!!

Lisa said...

I like your idea re: the card file boxes - I might have to go check that out. Got any stitches in yet?

Angela said...

Happy New Year, Sharon :) I'm looking forward to watching a Crabby New Year grow!

Cindy F. said...

Can't wait to see your progress!
Love your file system! Great idea!

Glenna said...

I love Crabby All Year--AND the color of that fabric! Happy New Year!

Quirky said...

That is a cute pattern. I look forward to seeing the SAL progress. Your cabinet and floss storage system are gr8 ideas....Very sweet cat on the cabinet piccie....I love the look..."It's MY cabinet!"

Sue
Western Australia

Paisley said...

Happy (crabby) New Year! Good luck with your SAL! I looked at the price of those buttons and said OUCH! I wish I hadn't spent all my Christmas money already! :-(

Rachel said...

Happy New Year Sharon!

Your floss storage has me thinking (again) of changing my system to using the floss away bags. I love your cabinet :o)

Karrie said...

Have fun with your SAL, you seem raring to go! Good idea with the card in the bags, I'm going to try that myself :)

Hope you have a very Happy 2009!

Christine said...

Now thats what I call organised! I was planning to just dive into my birds nest of floss, and drag out something that approximated to the right colour ;)

Karol said...

Looking forward to following your progress. Happy New year!

Daniela said...

Love your floss storage system. Everything stays so nice and clean. I use the little plastic chip cards and don't like them at all. Need to do some changes on that.

Tammy said...

I have a friend who got everythign for Crabby Year--I need to send her your way. You are so organzied and it looks so nice all "kitted" up and ready to go! And your ornie in the previous post is so lovely!

Julie said...

WOW organised ... looks good, cant wait to see a bit stitched LOL

Karen said...

nice fabric, have fun with your SAL

omashee aka Barb said...

Crabby New Year to You Also! I just found your blog & I'm crazy about it! I'm so resisting the temptation to join in your SAL. You can bet I'll be watching your progress!

Jan said...

I like your box for the floss. Great idea. The fabric you won is really beautiful. I'm looking forward to following you progress this year. Happy New Year!

Ruth said...

Happy New Year! Have a very crabby new year lol :)

Bev said...

Looking forward to seeing Crabby, looks like its going to be fun to stitch, i have also tagged you as you have some really good photos, rules on my blog, hope you had a good new year too!

Pumpkin said...

What an awesome way to organize your threads!

geeky Heather said...

Happy new year (late)! In my stash-dieting, I've missed seeing this pattern, so I can't wait to watch it develop on your fabric!

Erynne said...

Now that's a neat way to store threads!