Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This is Sooooo Your Fault! (continued)

As the squirrels outside are racing around stashing their nuts, I'm inside my house, too wired to sit calmly and stitch. Instead, I'm on an ORGANIZATION MISSION and I've decided to rearrange more of my threads. Hey, why not tackle the metallic thread mess next?

I have a lot of Rainbow Gallery metallics that I use constantly in my designs. They are on loose binder rings, which are convenient, but when they're all tangled up in a drawer they're not fun to wrestle with and I curse a lot when I pull them out of their plastic drawers. Sooooo, I decided to untangle them and hang them up instead. Brilliant! (Oooohh...they're really pretty to look at, aren't they?)

And here's what they're hanging on:

I took a few of the 2'x6' grid panels I have (the ones I assembled for my booths at the shows I used to attend) and set them up in my tiny office. I spent the rest of the afternoon happily rearranging threads on my new thread display. I'm now one happy (and well organized) designer. Woo Hoo!

[ASIDE TO CONI J.: I place the blame for my manic organizational frenzy squarely on your shoulders, you stitchy diva, you.... You and your matching wood hangers for your canvases...and your baskets of seasonal projects.... and all your twirly thread holders. IT'S. ALL. YOUR. FAULT... totally. I mean it. ahem....]

As for me, I'm off to the store to get more metal rings to organize more of my threads. Hey, who knew this thread organizing could be soooo addicting!


CraftyGryphon said...

That's just hypnotically lovely to look at.

Someday, I *will* be organized in pretty, brightly-colored fashion!

Coni said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I certainly didn't mean to set you off on this path, but aren't you gald I did (tee hee)!

Sometimes I think the organizing is the best part of "this thing of ours".

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea. I have lots of fine threads which I need to organise so I can see them easily - and this is a neat way to do so. I need some more of those big rings too! Next shopping trip!

Jacqui (in Auckland, New Zealand)

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

OK, serious envy here. I finally ended up using dressers for my threads. Dear Hubby made some removable dividers and I have divided my drawers in up to 4 sections and have threads by color in those sections. It allows me to see all of a color family at one glance but they are protected from dust (and curious kitties). But they are not as lovely to look at like yours are! Wonder what it is about stitchers that makes us want to organize and have our play things look nice? Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

All perfect