Do you know what treasures I keep in my stack of antique shaker boxes?
My fancy floss!
The largest box on the bottom contains all of my The Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.
A little while back, Mom was kind enough to organize them all alphabetically on rings.
Aren't I lucky?!
One night when I wasn't feeling well enough to stitch,
I logged all of them on my XStitch app on my phone.
Now when I buy a pattern, I'll know if I have the threads or not.
I should mention that these are just the threads that aren't currently in use or kitted with a project.
(I guess I really have many more... shh!)
It was fun to go through them as I logged them.
Do you remember way back when at the beginning of the overdyed thread movement
when they just had little paper tags?
Or when the tags looked like this?
It's interesting to see how much thread lots can vary.
Some look like totally different colors.
I don't let it bother me. When I pull the threads for a project - I pull all the skeins and see which works best.
When logging them, I found that for most colors I have one or two skeins, but for others I have many! One color I had 10 skeins!
I am so glad that these are organized.
Now I know what I have for the most part and can limit my duplicates... maybe ;)
On to my Weeks Dye Works threads!
Let's have some fun and a little giveaway :)
Comment here or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Fancy Floss in the subject and tell me:
What color did I have 10 skeins of?
How many skeins of The Gentle Arts Sampler Thread are in the box?
You'll win a skein of that popular color and a few other items as well.
I'll pick two winners on Monday, April 1st - no fooling! ;)
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