Thursday, July 12, 2007

Organizing a rainbow of color

I pride myself on staying organized in my home. For example, my herbs and spices are all in alphabetical order. I always use my organization to keep things new and know where things are. I hate wasting energy on hunting for things. Lately, I have really let my quilt studio go. I moved to the bedroom at the back of our home and just literally put my stuff in there and said okay done. I did not put things in order like I normally do and make this space my own.

I am running out of a color I am using on my Marquoir and decided to get out the bag of my extra thread to see if I maybe already had it. I was thinking while going through this bag once again how rediculous it was. I knew there were colors in there I still needed to add to my thread boxes even. I am now going through them all this week and placing thread on cards that are almost empty or new colors I needed to add to the boxes. I am also going to search for a list of the DMC threads so I can mark down what I have and how many extras I now have to avoid having to search for them. I think I will seperate the extras into small ziploc bags according to numbers to make it easier to locate one when needed.

I am spending long weekends with a good stitching friend who is on vacation with her husband up near our cottage. We always talk about how good it feels just to look in our thread boxes at all these luscious colors. When you get home at the end of the month and read this Sonja, you will know I was thinking of you while organizing!

4 comments:

Espresso Girlie said...

Heidi - This is too funny! Great minds think alike. I also printed out a list of the DMC threads and I have one in my binder and am keeping one in my purse for when I'm out and about I can pick up the colors that I don't have to make my collection complete. And I also love to have things alphabetized and in perfect order at all times. We're just two peas in a pod. LOL.
Suzann

Anonymous said...

Wow, Heidi (and Suzann) What amazing organization. I really need to get some ideas from you. Heidi, your threads look so neat. I do have a lot of DMC on bobbins but even they don't look as neat as yours. I'm off to do some serious reorganizing :>)
Hugs, Angela

Lynda said...

Heidi, can you please come and visit me? How do you manage to be as creative as you are, cook those fabulous meals and STILL be that organised?!? On my best days I'm not that good! ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi:
It looks to me like I need to stop
buying you DMC thread, you have soooooooo much. Is there ANY color you do not have???? I doubt it.
Love you, Mom