Sunday Stitches & Stuff – Mystery SAL, Valentine’s Day Gift, Junk Drawer, & A Truck

Another Tuesday that I am posting my Sunday Stitches & Stuff post! Either I need to change the name or work on a better schedule for my postings. Truly though, this post covers my week up until midnight on Sunday, or whenever I finally drop into bed, so it makes sense that it takes me a bit to process and write up everything. Anyway, I’ll figure it out one of these weeks. Moving on, last week was a very cold and windy week, ending with a wonderfully sunny and warm weekend, that had me longing for summer, Cape May & flip flops! Overall the week went by very smoothly, one or two hiccups, but mostly it was good week.

Mystery SAL

This week I was working on my Mystery SAL project. It is a Dimensions kit and I promise I stitched every night on this, but it looks like I barely touched it!

This project is just so time consuming! The major issue is the floss. It came with the kit and it knots and twists constantly. I had to frog out entire rows multiple times. My beeswax and thread conditioner do not seem to be helping either. Very frustrating. Thankfully I am done with it for a bit; this week I started on my Seasonal Quilts project.

Valentine’s Day Gift

This week I spent time putting together a small Valentine’s Day Gift for my hubby. Since he hasn’t seen it yet, I’ll show you next week, but it turned out really cute and I hope he likes it. In the meantime, here is a Project Life page I put together this morning inspired by Valentine’s Day.


Junk Drawer

On Thursday I attacked my junk drawer with profound success. When I started, it was so bad that I couldn’t even open it sometimes. After I dumped everything out, I purged the trash and items I really don’t need, then I sorted the items and arranged them in drawer organizers from the dollar store. Before putting the organizers in the drawer, I did line the drawer with shelf liner, but you really can’t see it with everything in place. Actually, I was able to purge some of my office supplies and condense then into the drawer, as well. Now I have a beautifully organized drawer with everything I use on a regular basis. In fact, I told my husband that it is no longer called the junk drawer, I believe that implies that it is okay if it is “junky’, it is now called the utility drawer. Here is a look at the before and after:
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A Truck

Our week ended with a surprise. On Saturday afternoon we went out to start looking at cars, as we are in a position for my husband to get a car. My husband was interested in a truck, and I thought we were just going to go out and window shop to get an idea of what he wanted. To my surprise, he drove off the lot with a brand new pick up truck!

Thanks for reading, come back next week to see what I’ve been up to and have a week filled with love and gratitude.

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      1. I’ve got myself on a budget too, $50 a month but that is for all my crafting, scrapbooking, nails and Starbucks. So I really try to stretch that out and carry some over too!


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