Monday, July 19, 2010

Project Storage

How do you store your projects?
I must admit that many of mine are in resealable plastic bags!
However, I much prefer this method.

I especially love using these for my needlepoint!
Most of my needlepoint projects are of the small variety.  Otherwise, they would never be completed in my lifetime!  I like that the canvas remains relatively flat when stored in these cases, as opposed to rolled up in a plastic bag.
Needles, scissors and other sharp pointy objects remain safely inside, not poking holes or jabbing fingers and other body parts when it is least expected!

Just for grins, isn't he cute?
I adore nutcrackers for the holidays!
I discovered that I could "feel" the canvas and wool much more easily than other types of sewing and embroidery, while my eyes recover and heal from surgery.
Give me a needle, and  I am a happy camper!

This size case, is also the perfect size for many of our favorite sewing and smocking magazines and class handouts.
I find that holding the case in my lap provides a comfortable work surface while reclining on the sofa, sitting in doctor offices, or traveling in the car.
Speaking of traveling .  . .

The case slides easily into most of my tote bags.
I also fill it with my scissors, embroidery hoops, and other sewing notions when flying to and from classes and schools.  If I place it right on top, inside my checked luggage, the majority of my other clothing and belongings are less likely to be rumpled, should the bag need to be opened for inspection.
Upon arrival at my destination, it is ready to be slipped into my tote bag to hurry off to class, or holds all my sewing utensils safely for any hotel room stitching.

The cases will also stack nicely for storage!
If they stack this well on my tufted ottoman, just think what they would do on a closet shelf!

I purchased my cases at the local Staples.  They are made by Iris. 


Julia said...

Love this idea!

sewing spots said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Karen said...

This is a great idea, Jan! I trust that you are healing swiftly! Blessings sent to you and prayers said!

Goosegirl said...

Oooh! Thank you for the great idea. I love this. I am working on my sewing area, and I too tend to put most things in ziplock bags. I much prefer your idea. I will look for some.

I am still praying for your healing.
In His Grace,

Karen said...

Jan what a clever thing! I also store my projects in the nice zippered bags that sheets come in some even have handles. I think I will get these for my kids who I homeschool for each of their subjects. Hope you are recovering well.

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

I was so impressed by it that I bought some today (cheaper at office depot by about 50c)
I had to get an extra one for my daughter...she thought it would be perfect for drawing supplies!

I hope you are healing fast and feeling better everyday.

Marmycakes said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. I'm happy to see you are able to do some stitching! :D

Joan said...

Thanks for the tip, Jan! Those are a great idea!
Hope your eye(s) are showing improvement daily, and that your nights of sitting up to sleep are almost over! Prayers continue, as do my (((HUGS)))

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