The app I use for keeping track of my charts is XStitch Plus. It’s the only one I’ve ever used and I like it. Since I use a Chromebook and an Android phone, I can see my chart inventory on either the Chromebook or the phone. It really helps keep me from buying the same chart twice . . when I remember to check it before ordering and when I remember to enter my charts in the app.
I have a chart arriving today that I kept thinking I already had but couldn’t find it and it wasn’t on my app so I ordered it.
I have a road trip coming up with Addie and I had ordered several books, coloring books, etc. to keep her occupied in the car. When she was coming this weekend, I stuck them all in a drawer of my nightstand. The nightstand has three drawers and the bottom two had nothing in them (or so I thought). When I went to get Addie’s books out this morning to wrap them, because she loves unwrapping packages, I opened the bottom drawer and there was the chart I thought I had . . in the drawer all by itself. Addie’s books were in the second drawer but why was that one chart in the bottom drawer of my nightstand?
I don’t know if I’ve said all this already or not but I’m moving the entire cross stitch setup downstairs. There are several reasons and I’ll do a blog post about it once I get it done. The sewing room has to be cleaned and the boxes out of the center of the room have to be moved before I can do anything.
Part of what I’m going to do is put my charts in open type bins where the charts stand up and have them in alphabetical order with each designer having their own little section. This morning I started putting the charts together by designer and as I moved each chart, I made sure it was listed on the app. I’m not finished but I kept guessing as to which designer would hold the top spot as to the number of their charts in my stash. Here are the top four so far and this may change as I finish this process but I think I’m close to being done but the top four are all neck and neck!
Blackbird Designs – 21
The Scarlett House – 19
Plum Street Sampler and Teresa Kogut – 18 each
One thing for sure, I’m going to have to live to be at least 200 years old if I want to get all these done, and I do want to get them all done!