Well, I don’t know about you, but I needed last week’s re-do. I kept working on paper, and I have really made some progress.
I also spent a lot of time just putting things away. I’ve unearthed a lot of items that need a home during all this organizing, so I worked on vanquishing some of the random piles that are laying all over the place. While they’re not all gone, some of them are a lot smaller — maybe I can really get completely organized after all?!
Here’s this week’s task:
If there’s one thing I can say I do keep organized, it’s my thread. I have a system. I have places for all the various kinds. But still . . . when I get busy working on a project, I pull it out, and then it never seems to get put back, and this is what I end up with:
My longarm thread stays organized. It has to. I keep most of it on this pegboard on my wall. What doesn’t fit there, goes in a drawer for now, but when I get my longarm room remodel all finished, I’ll add another pegboard so that it can all be on the wall.
My embroidery floss goes into these 4 cartons:
My applique thread goes in these two:
And the thread I use at the sewing machine goes on this rack right beside the machine:
The larger cones reside in one of the drawers in the sewing machine cabinet, right at hand.
I must say, since getting my thread all organized, I’ve managed to use up a lot of little partial spools, odds and ends, and go from three thread racks on the wall, down to only one, which frees up lots of wall space for other things.
I find I mainly use only 3 colors for piecing, anyway: white, tan, and gray. What about you? Do you find that you only use one main color for most of your machine piecing?
My job for this week is to finish gathering up all the stray spools, skeins, and bobbins, and get them all back to where they belong. The bowl I showed you is not all of it. I have a pile just as messy by my sewing chair downstairs, and I’m sure I can find some wayward spools in some of my sewing boxes.
How about you?
Does your thread get out of control?
Do you have spools stashed in various places all over your house?
Do you have some odds and ends you could gather up and use up to make room for other things?
I’d love to hear about it, and I’d also like to hear about how you keep your thread organized.