Sometime this year, I decided it was TIME to get all the embroidery floss in order. We have embroidery floss from at least three generations scattered ALL over this complex of farmhouse, Grandma's house, studio. (To my knowledge there are no stashes of embroidery floss in any of the barns! LOL)
Apparently I started around May or maybe April. (Thank goodness for easy digital pictures to provide something of a "diary" of one's life!)
The organization system I chose was plastic bobbins and those little organizing boxes. Our previous system of lots of dividers in a big drawer no longer worked. I found some bargains on eBay and started winding. Sewing friends warned me that it would take forever and that I would be so tired of winding embroidery floss onto bobbins.
Surprise! I love it! No, I ADORE it! I want to buy more embroidery floss JUST so that I can wind it onto bobbins. When I take a break from floss bobbin winding and then return to it, I'm immediately downright OBSESSIVE about it!
Playing with the beautiful colors is SUCH therapy. Also, it is a somewhat mindless little task that I can do while listening to Unc or watching football with Gordon.
The beautiful Happy Yellow Tupperware Mixing Bowl was a gift from Facebook friend, Jeanne H. in Alabama! It is my OFFICIAL Embroidery Floss Winding Station! You can imagine my mood when I was winding all the many shades of yellow in my yellow bowl!
The "You" mentioned in the above picture is reference to the Facebook friends who shared their opinion on which floss organization system they liked the best. As always, I receive some spot-on advice from my Facebook friends! (Thank you!)
The larger bobbin was purchased in the 80's, and I've not found it since. Actually the smaller bobbin works just great, and I love the little rings to hold the little bobbins together when working on a specific project.
My floss winding took a break while I waited on more boxes and more plastic bobbins to arrive. I've started back and have to limit my time with it just to prolong the pleasure. I even bought more floss...twice so far this year...under the guise of NEEDING those colors.
This latest picture was taken in the upstairs guest bedroom turned into a sewing room this year. I need to blog that journey as well as share what I've been making that is using up embroidery floss FAST!
I've not shared how many boxes I have filled with bobbins of embroidery floss. I'd like to turn that into a guessing game with prizes. Plus, I still have more floss to wind onto bobbins. *Happy Grin*