This morning I found myself all alone in a quiet apartment.
It was the perfect time to do a little bit of weeding
in the knitting and cross stitching pattern stash.
I have printed out A LOT of knitting patterns in the last few months.
The sad tale is .......I won't make most of them.
After reading through them, there are a lot of fussy stitches that just aren't my thing.
So .... a big weed out was in the cards.
I used to keep my patterns in the drawer of the television cabinet.
But one day I went in there and found that some had escaped out the back of the drawer
and were now all bunched up underneath the drawer.
To make matters WORSE, the patterns took a whole bunch of loose cross stitch embellishments
(beads, buttons, charms, etc...)
with them on the trip.
All would have been well and good had I been able to release the drawer from it's rails
and just pull it out, scoop up the escapees and get on with life.
It didn't work that way.
The drawer is not removeable.
We had to haul the television hutch away from the wall and remove the
wooden back to be able to access the mess.
At that point I decided this really wasn't the best place to keep
these hooligan patterns and I found a wicker basket to keep them in.
Today I emptied out the basket and started sorting through the patterns
putting them into KEEP or RECYCLE piles in the living room.
Meanwhile in the dining area......
...someone has decided that the basket makes a pretty good spot for a lie down.
To be fair, this basket was used by Shelby the cat when she visited and Giroux has used it in the past as a bed. But, he stopped using it so I took it for my pattern stash.
Obviously, he wants it back.