I thought about pming you this, but then I thought that someone else reading might be helped too…
You mentioned that you use a magnet board… do you have a picture? I think that would help me with some of the patterns I am working on and need to get started on. Is it just a dry erase board, that’s what I was thinking of using, but I was thinking something smaller might be better.
I’m not HollyP but I think I can help show you some different kinds of magnetic boards that you can use.
You should also be able to find magnetic boards such as these at local stores in your area like Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann, etc. for less than $10 + sales tax. These magnetic boards are available in some different sizes (6"x10", 8"x10", 12"x18") so the prices do vary depending on the size you choose. You may want to be sure to check out the needlework/cross-stitch areas in the above listed stores if you have some trouble finding them when you are at a store.