Friday, January 1, 2010


Yay! I've got my first finish of the year!! Woot! This is a bookmark for an exchange in my group "KraftersKorner". We all wanted a budget friendly exchange since money seems so tight at this time for everyone and came up with doing a bookmark exchange. I like this one, it had a bunch of 1/4 stitches in the wording but I managed it with a regualar sewing "sharp" needle. Not real fond of the 18ct fabric, but I had it on hand and it was perfect for this little exchange piece.
Yesterday I was browsing through blogs and found something called the Totally Useless SAL. Basically what you do is find a clear jar and put all your stitching bits in it for the year. This can be threads, floss labels, broken needles, etc. I thought it was a really cute idea and decided to follow along and try it out this year. I can't remember exactly where I found the SAL blog, but I'll post a link at a later date for those of you that may want to participate too.
This is my jar as of today, looks like there is a bunch of floss in there but there really isn't, LOL! So far I have a few bits of floss and a cardboard bobbin sitting in the bottom of the jar. I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks at the end of the year, and hoping it's nice and full from all the things I "plan" to get done over the next 12 months.
That's it for day one of 2010, hope everyone is having a great year so far! Hugs to all!


  1. Alright - way to go!!! I really like that pattern too!! Makes me think of warm weather as we are getting buried in snow here. I have seen that stitch along in the jar. I started it once but don't know why I quit. It was pretty cool how all the floss looked in a jar.

  2. Congrats on your finish it is really nice.

  3. You should do a jar for your knitting too, them when you start to get it full you make a chaos ball. You take all the strands of spare yarn left over, regardless of color, or weight or texture, tie them together, and make a scarf. They are sometime the coolest things. I am making a blanket. it is on my blog. that is all just partial balls and skeins left over that are too small for hats and things like that, so they became part of the blanket.

  4. Love the bookmark! Hope your jar is chock full at the end of the year!

  5. way cool idea, but I already put some in the you know where< I guess I need to get a jar,

  6. What a great idea! Now I want to find the 2 orts I threw in the garbage yesterday and start my 2010 jar!