Once upon a time, when I did cross stitching and smocking, I had three containers of DMC floss, all on cardboard bobbins and organized by number. I managed to find two of those containers and the floss has been stored away from sunlight and seems strong and ok so I’m using it but I’ve had to add colors and I bought two more storage containers because at the time, I didn’t know I was going to find the old ones.
During the week I was listening to a floss tube, maybe Lori Holt, and I think I heard that she has her floss stash organized by color and not by number. I thought that was somewhat of a good idea. She chooses the colors she likes so it’s easier for her to see all the greens together and pick the right shade. I decided that would be a good idea for me too and started putting all the pinks together and the reds together and kinda loosely going by the order in which they’re organized on the DMC color book I have here. After making a huge mess and having floss everywhere, it all seemed confusing and disorganized to me because if I am wanting to stitch a chart that gives the color numbers, it’s going to be more trouble to determine which colors I have and which I don’t have so I dumped everything out again and went back to organizing by DMC color number. It was a waste of time but I enjoyed playing with the floss.
With Addie here this weekend, it’s been easier to work on the floss organization than to try to count and stitch. I want to be available to do things with her when she wants my attention and when she’s playing in her room or on the computer, I can work on the floss.