In my last blog, I talked about the major reorganization I did in my sewing room. I have spent the last couple of months enjoying the reorganization and tweaking aspects of it. For example, I have a wardrobe cupboard where I kept my embroidery kits, threads, fabric, beads, etc. I decided I wanted to be able to see my fabric and threads, so I moved them to the old bookshelf I kept. Now they are within arms reach and being near the window, I get natural light to see what I'm looking for. I also enjoy finding the book or magazine I'm looking for easily. I am designing some smalls using carnations and was able to find the design samples I wanted to use in making up my own designs.

I also have eight portfolios to make up for new youth members and what a joy it was to be able to find easily everything I needed. I am taking a few days off after the Board meeting and I will be able to mail the kits before I go back to work. It takes a lot of time to make up the portfolios as the new youth members receive a Needlework Notebook with their name, membership number and renewal date, a sampler kit designed by Janice Routley, a butterfly kit with two techniques of embroidery, a questionnaire, a previous issue of the Youth Embroiderers Newsletter with goodies, a youth brochure for a friend, a welcome letter, a membership card and Coats & Clarks 100 Embroidery Stitches book. It's a lot of work, but I know the youth members enjoy receiving everything. One new member sent me a picture of the surface stitched butterfly she embroidered within a month of receiving her portfolio!

So, in the end, it was worth it for me to spend about $400 in new shelving. My sewing room is a joy to work in now and I am even managing to keep it neater than I used to. I actually have room to put them on the shelf until I have time to put the item back in place.

Until next time,

Linda Brenner


  1. good for you Linda!
    I too am reorganizing my room.. I hope I am as pleased with the results as you are.... Lucky youth members to receive a a sampler kit designed by Janice Routley.

  2. How wonderful to now have enough room! Enjoy :)

  3. It sounds like it was time well spent reorganizing, Linda! I think all of us procrastinate about doing it but how great to have everything where you can find it!


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