Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WIP Wednesday and Thread Organizer

I managed to accomplish a lot this weekend with an extra day off. I finally got my specialty threads organized in a file box like the Twisted Stitcher. I don't have a huge stash, although DH might argue that point, so I only need one box and it's not even half full. 

I organized the threads by colour of the file folders for now. I did blue for regular cotton, yellow for perles and red for silks. I also have green, but I'm not sure what they'll be used for yet. 

One box about half full of threads, WDW at the front with a blue folder

A sample of The Gentle Art on a blue folder as well. 

This is my old storage box where the threads were piled in groups, but altogether in this box. You can see I ran out of binder rings since there are still few skeins not in the file box. This now holds my Kreinik separated by type and DMC perles as well as beads. 

I wish I had taken a before photo, but these are all after. 

And onto the progress. After the long weekend I got here:

Most of the petite beads are done and I was feeling pretty great until I noticed I hadn't actually finished stitching the K. The dark brown colour is missing from the bottom leg! And I forgot the petite beads on the little curlicue on the right side of her legs. That was the goal for the next night:

Now the K is finished and I'm relatively sure I completed all the petite beads. I even started the cream coloured beads that are in the K and will be the flowers in the ivy garland. Then it will be purple beads in her dress and hair and large beads on her dress. 

I have one 3 pack of the large beads in a dark pink, or I have 2 3-packs in a purple colour. I may use those instead of buying more, I haven't decided yet. We'll see how much stitching time I get tonight if I get it completed or it needs one more day. On the home stretch for sure!

Thanks for all your encouragement and happy stitching!



  1. Love the feeling that comes from completing some organisation and knowing you will be able to find what you're looking for. K is looking terrific - the end is definitely in sight!

    1. It is fantastic. I can't wait to search through them for my next project.

  2. Great way to store your threads!
    Beautiful stitching!

  3. great storage idea. Beautiful stitching ♥

  4. Beautiful!!! So close to finished.

  5. Green for metallics maybe? I envy your collection of specialty thread as I have very little!

  6. Organising is fun! I remember when my collection was that size and everything fitted into a cake tin - it's a slippery slope but we won't mention that to your DH lol!


Thanks for any comments!

Gifted Gorgeousness 2020 - February Edition

GG time! Please check out Jo's blog for everyone else's posts and the Secret Stitching Sweethearts if you haven't yet. It s...