So I chose to rest this weekend. Not really something I'm good at. I watched this on Netflix (I'm totally fascinated by Mt. Everest things) and read through some magazines and cuddled the westie. (Dooley feels that I should behave this way every weekend, he enjoyed the extended snuggles and naps we had.)
Wanting something simple to do, I found myself thinking about something I had seen on Pinterest. I came across this from the Naturally Dyeing blog. Once I stopped hyperventilating over the colors (and yes, I checked, she's not selling these), I was able to focus on the very nifty way she wrapped the thread around wood clothes pins.
I've been on a slow meticulous cleaning and sorting and organizing quest since early December. I sat down and decided that I know what kind of artist I am now so all the extra things I don't need anymore can go to new homes. But I decided to take it slow and just go through things at my own pace.
I'm a hand embroidery / sewing thread nut and came across a small bag with a bunch of DMC wool thread I had bought who-knows-when. (This is why I am cleaning. In a way its like an adventure, I'm finding "new" things I had long forgotten about.) I decided to give the clothes pin holder trick a try with them:
I'm in loooooooooooooovvvvvveeeee...
I think this is a genius way to organize hand embroidery/sewing threads. I have several packages of the wood clothes pins from the dollar store (so its an affordable method too) and I'm going to just chip away at it as I go. Slow and steady seems to be my motto this year. :)
By the way, I'm always on the lookout for new thread sources so if you have a favorite, let me know in the comments! :)