For those of you who haven't heard, there's an amazing new app for keeping your hoards of cross stitch supplies perfectly organized! I've had so much fun using it, and it's come in very handy when I need to see quickly if I've got a certain thread – or heaven forbid, buy a chart that I already had in my stash!
Here's a few screen shots of the app, from right after I got it. The photo on the Home Screen is the default one, but I can upload any photo I want from my album.
My dear friend Katrina's husband, Jeff, created the app when his perfectionist/neatnoid/accountant wife decided that she needed a tool to help keep all of her charts, threads, linens, and even shopping and wish lists all in one mobile place. (Jeff, I need an app that makes my husband take out the trash, if you don't mind. Just whip that up, would you?) Jeff then got a few beta testers to try it out, and it was such a hit, he made it available in the App Store for purchase for iPhone or iPad.
Of course, I had to have it, and it's been a lot of fun entering all my charts under their respective designers. Here's just a small view of my entries… each picture is customizable, and obviously I haven't taken one for the bottom entry yet. I've also added notes, which you can see a snippet of beneath the design title.
The only down side to this app is that if your husband stands over your shoulder and sees all that you've entered, you're busted. When he says "Is that a new chart?" you'll have to resort to, "This old thing? Oh I've had it for ages!" (And then drive the point home by muttering something about your linen being practically dry-rotted, you've had the project going for so long.)
Anyway, unless you've got a "little black book of stash" in your purse like my friend Pam Hoerner, look up this app (called X Stitch) in the App Store and see if it's something you could use! And if you download it, I'm happy to share my new Wish List with you… 😉