A friend returned from a business trip to the UK and brought me back a knitting magazine. One of the articles is "5 reasons to sort your stash".
My knitting stash is small and well organized. The magazine came with 2 small skeins of yarn, knitting needles and a pattern for a tea cozy that were promptly put in the correct place in the stash (that's how those extra balls of yarn get there).
I didn't agree with all the reasons and have a few more of my own. Mainly, with an injured hand, it's something I can do. I have healed to the point were I have 1.5 hands instead of just one. Better because I can work the shift key, but I still can't do everything I want to.
Which brings be to the many cache's of beads around the house. Bead kits always contain too many beads so I had beads everywhere. I think I've found them all.
All the beading needles are together. And the beeswax and threads. Charms and findings are sorted together.
Beads are sorted by type. If there weren't many left they got thrown together into a bead soup.
Which brings me to my End-of-July resolution. To try to use some of these beads!
But first, I've got to heal.