Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Embroidery "Tin"

When I take my embroidery to Sit and Sew, I get some good natured teasing from some of the ladies about the condition of my floss in the old candy tin that I put it in. I must admit it does look pretty messy and just a plain squirrel's nest in comparison to some of the neat and very well organized storage of some of the other embroiderers. I will try and mend my ways - and I have made a small start. They gave me an extra set of little cardboard thingies that you can wind the floss on and keep it from tangling. If you look closely at the picture you can see I have wound
six so far - one is in the tin - and I have written the number of the color on each little card, so that is a small step towards improving my floss storage and changing my messy ways. It may take a while, but I will keep striving to clean up my tin. However, I love it when you tease or are being teased and have good giggles over things like that - so I'll probably work at it slowly!
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3 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh no, be careful not to organize yourself so very much that you can't find what you need. lol That happens!!!!!

Amy said...

Hey, it's better than a ziplock baggie! (That's what I use.) I also get attention for using a recycled pencil lead case for my needle, but it's usually positive like, "Why didn't I think of that?"
http://www.embroidery-methods.com/organizer-systems.html

Karen said...

I love your messy embroidery tin! It's a happy place! And, look how pretty your block is!