Getting Organized

Without fail I get things tangled… necklaces to thread… anything. I took a fabulous class from Rebecca Ringquest several weeks ago at Teahouse Studio and one of the students Penny Mast McCall had wrapped her embroidery thread around slides in a slide box. It was beautiful and inspiring. I brought my tangled up plastic Ziplock bag of embroidery thread and was inspired by her vision to do something different with my mess. I always enjoy artists that make their surroundings beautiful as well as their art.

My in-laws brought us some great findings from Oakland Museum’s White Elephant annual sale including this great metal box that I appropriated for my embroidery thread. I cut card stock, folded it in half to make it thicker and with scissors made little cuts in the card stock to secure each end of the thread as I wrapped it around. We’ll see how it works in real life. I’ve already dropped the whole thing and yes, the cards were strewn across the floor … hey, but at least they’re not tangled. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Getting Organized

  1. Hi Leah! Beautiful! That old box was a good find. I was an avid cross stitcher for years and years and kept my thread wrapped around little cards like this, organized by DMC thread number and then in those 28 hole craft boxes. I think three boxes full of threads. And yes, I’ve dropped them and sent them flying all over the floor as well. I hope you are doing well!

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