Thursday, May 13, 2010

Organization

I have spent the last three days organizing all of my DMC floss. I have at least one of every color and even have five or more of some colors. Anyway, I was ALWAYS purchasing floss because mine was in such a jumble and was a pain to go through when I needed floss for a project. I was spending a fortune on threads and I wanted to use that money in other areas of my stitching addiction. This is a before shot of the container in which I stored all of my threads. I use the word stored very loosely. If you look closely you will see specialty threads tossed in to the mix. I am still trying to figure out a good way to store those. For now I have them in Ziploc bags awaiting further attention.



Now they are all neatly organized and labeled in nuts and bolts storage containers.



It took me three days to label all of the containers with my trusty P-Touch label maker and to sort each of the skeins into their respective drawers. Whew I'm exhausted just thinking of all of the work I did. Thanks to Miss Bonnie for her help with the first batch of threads!

I made pot roast in the crock pot and strawberry napoleons for dessert yummy! Have a great Thursday. I will be back soon because Miss B's piano recital is on Saturday and I simply must share pictures.

8 comments:

Wawanna said...

Well done! Now you will have no excuses, get those flying needles into action! It's great to have had Bonnie's help, as she must be not only a special daughter but wonderful friend as well.

Barbi said...

OH my gosh! Those cabinets are beautiful! Couldn't you just sit there all day and open and close them just to look at all the lovely floss.
don't we have the best hobby in the world?

Carol R said...

Great cabinets Amy!

Claire said...

Wow you done a great job!

MrsB said...

Wow! A fantastic idea - will have to go to the DIY shop to look for those drawers... :o)

Nancy M said...

Doesn't it feel great to get something like that organized?? I have a suggestion for your specialty flosses....I just saw it on a blog. Get some cheap tie and belt hangers and then hang them up on those the way you see them in the stores!! It looks like you have wall space above your cabinets so it might work for you. I'd love to do it, but don't know where in my craft room to put it. I don't have unused wall space!!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow that is such a lovely way to store all your flosses.

Dancing With Pussycats said...

Fantastic! I have a lovely wooden floss box put out by DMC a decade or so ago. But it only holds two skeins of each and none of the new colors that have come out recently. I like your system a WHOLE LOT better! What an accomplishment!