Friday, July 24, 2009
Organizing my Floss
A few months ago, a group of us were talking about how to best organize our floss. Many suggested the floss cards or floss away bags. My friend Barb mentioned she purchased a hanging floss system from a fabulous Cross Stitch shop in Portland OR, called Acorns & Threads . Really? I am sooo interested!! The next time I saw her she had brought her system with her; I was sold. I immediately ordered mine, and this is the what it looks like. Plastic storage slides with hooks on each end, to hang in a standard size file tote. (I purchased my storage tote at Target.) The way it works is you have clips ("keepers") & you take your floss, thread it through the hole, and it hooks right into the hanger. Then you can see your floss! You can see what colors you own, and makes it SOO easy for floss toss. When you want to use a specific color, just slightly twist, and the clip/keeper comes right off. Gather the colors you need, and you can put them on a ring. I have my Gentle Arts threads already organized. It took an entire afternoon, but it was worth it. I have already saved money by checking to see if I had a color I needed and not buying a duplicate; also to see what colors I didnt have. I must say, I am thrilled!! If you are interested, please call the shop-- they do MAIL ORDER!!!!!
I cant wait to organize the rest, but as you all know, I need to get my VILLAGE done!!!! Gosh, the background is gonna take forever!!!! I better get on it, it has to be done this month!!!!