What’s In My Basket

Anna over at Stitch Bitch is trying to get a new meme started.  She’s asked us all to dump out our stitching bags and share pictures.  I don’t have a stitching bag.  I use a lovely little basket that I bought from Pottery Barn several years ago after Halloween.  It has a lining decorated with a spider and a web, and of course I forgot to take a picture of it once I emptied everything out.

Here’s my basket as it came out of the closet:

Overflowing Basket

As you can see, I don’t sort by craft. There’s Baby Man’s aborted entrelac scarf, a sewing pattern for a dragon toy, and a whole pile of cross stitch stuff.  (I also have a knitting bag  which holds my current project(s), knitting needles, and yet  more cross stitch projects.)

Here’s everything that was stuffed into my basket:

All My Stuff

Let’s see, there are empty bags from completed projects, the kits from the 2008 Creativ Festival (2009 projects are elsewhere), rings and eyelets for floss tags, the magnifier from my lamp, an empty tub of FrayBlock, a tape measure, card stock and perforated paper, a knitting pattern, ball bands from yarn, lots and lots of cross stitch projects, the Dinky Dyes for Stitcher’s Trove and DMC for the Wheel of the Year pillow from Bewitching Cross Stitch, DMC colour card, and oh so much more.  I’m a little embarassed by it all.  All the more so since my husband sat in the living room and watched me pull all this out. Yikes.

That lone bag in the background is what I am using to store Baby Man’s stocking.  I’m very close to finishing all the stitching, so hopefully I will meet my goal for this month.

Please share what is in your stitching bag, and don’t forget to go to Stitch Bitch and leave a link in the comments.

Also, in my last post I offered to send stitching goodies to three people as part of the Pay It Forward chain.  So far I’ve only had two people say they are interested.  I can’t do a draw with only two people!  And surely there are more of you who read my blog and are interested in receiving and sending out stitching goodies.  Please head over to this post if you’d like to take part.

And, lastly, today is Day 10 of Missy Ann’s 13 Days of Halloween.  Stop by her blog to enter!