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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

~ Stitcher's Notebooks ~

I've never been the most organized person…
you can probably tell that by past photos of my sewing room!

my little pea-brain is always full of chattering thoughts and ideas ~
and my creative muse constantly visits me & gives me gentle nudges to do more, create more
…design more!

If it weren't for my many {MANY} sketchbooks & notebooks I have and use on a daily basis
I would be lost.

Things I write in my notebooks:

I like to jot down what linen I'm working on {color/count}

what color & type threads I'm using for a specific project
 {are they DMC, Weeks, or what the heck threads are these??}

listing threads I need/want/have and any/all supplies for that next project.

what needlework shops I've visited, where they are located and contact info
{I even tape business cards onto the pages for quick reference}

how much $ I've spent and where
{that notebook is locked-away so dear hubby doesn't faint}

ideas, thoughts, words, colors, names, quotes…
anything that I may gain inspiration from.

see?
notebooks are needful things aren't they?

I decided to design & personalize a couple for myself 
~ this one below being one that I keep in my sewing basket:

my trusty sewing basket on my comfy stitching-chair


personalized my sewing basket by adding a small sampler and many pinned-on treasures ~


~ even the inside is pretty!

you can see how ragged this notebook is,
by the tattered edges..but it is an indispensable tool for me!




…jotting down color & thread placement 
is very important as I design & work…
I don't want to goof!




I thought that maybe some of you 
would like a 
Stitcher's Notebook©
from Notforgotten Farm™

so I created a few that are now available in my Zazzle Shop:

clockwise:
 "I Get Cross", "Snippets", "Stitching Mends" & "Woolgatherings"
they are $12.95 each ~ plus applicable tax/shipping.



I'm actually looking back through my older notebooks 
~ for more ideas to come up with 
for NEW Stitcher's Notebooks© from Notforgotten Farm™
HA!

Hoping you all have a sweet end-of-April day my friends !

~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

5 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Yes, I've learned the hard way that thinking I'll remember everything…just doesn't work. And I can only imagine your notebooks!! Have a great day, Lori!

NMK said...

I Love your sewing basket & all the neat little treasures attached ...But , do you really put all your pins back in place like that , all neat & tidy in a little row ????
Your notes books are so cute , But My Pea Brain would need that attached to my wrist so I can find it & always have it near by !!! LOL :-)

Amy Ryckman said...

I have sketch books all over the place. I try to use just one at a time, but when an idea hits, well you know. I love your idea of personalizing them.

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, your sewing basket is so sweet,,, and notebooks are great, too!! A wonderful tool in ur work,,, happy end of april, too,,,,

msmartello said...

Just ordered a notebook. Can't wait to get it! I love notebooks and use them for everything. I am very forgetful! Always loved your basket. You inspired me to make one. I will email you when it is finished. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Maureen

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