Tuesday, October 16, 2007

embroidery floss tackled

Sometimes it's the little things that make you so happy. This is one of them. For years now my floss has been a mess in plastic bags shoved in an old army bag. A lot of the pieces were all in a tangle. I didn't get good sleep a few nights recently and this was the absolute perfect project for lack of brain cells. It's so hypnotic to just wind and wind around these bobbins. When I was done there was no way I was putting it back in the bags so off I went to find a home for all this lovely embroidery floss. I found an old tackle box that works perfectly.

I love all the little compartments and there is room below for extra floss, needles, more bobbins and some metal rings to bring the floss color palette with me when I travel with a stitching project on the road.

I'm a happy girl.

Here are some embroidered dollies I made last year from the stitchette patterns that will be perfect little friends for my girl next year. I received the Acorn Fairy stitchettes in the mail last week which I am itching to try out and I've also been holding onto these for a while. A dress or smock top with embroidered flowers for the baby would be so adorable.


sarah said...

I do this same thing with my floss, only I keep mine in a cedar box. Makes finding what you need so much easier!

Shopaholic D said...

This reminds me of when I found a whole big box of embroidery floss at The Salvation Army - it had this funky, clucky wooden box and the floss was all out of order, so I found the color chart online and put them all in order. Silly, no? Here's pics from the before and after: http://thechiclife.blogspot.com/2007/02/just-wow.html

:) Diana

Lisa said...

What a cute little embroidery project. Perfect for on the road. I have to keep my hands busy on the road too.