For the past 10 or so years I have approached the end of the financial year with dread. And I suppose many retailers do. After all, this is when we have to do that boring inventory count.
But this year, I decided to approach it differently. Because I realised something that I had not previously thought of – that rather than dreading the count, I should be looking forward to it. Who knows what forgotten treasure I may find buried among my inventory. Each time I do the count, I come away surprised at some of the charts that I have forgotten about.
So I ventured into the bungalow, ready for an adventure and came away with several new models that I want to stitch. Buried treasures, if you will.
Tonight I have finished updating the charts. I still have 2 A4 pages of charts to enter into the website – they had not yet made it onto the site as the whole process is another task that I dread doing. Tomorrow I need to finish entering the charts and then update the fabrics and threads. I have over 30 different Crescent Colours threads that I need to enter on to the site!
But first, here are some buried treasures…
Clockwise from top left: The Workbasket’s “Les Petites“; In the company of Friends ” Hannah Westcombe Pinkeep“, Dames of the Needle’s “Shaker Box – French Style“; and Country Cottage Needlework’s “Garden of Snow“.
For now, I am off to watch Le Tour de France, and start on another treasure – Mani Di Donna’s “Ispirazioni d’altri tempi – set in nero“