You know when you come across an idea that you get so excited about, you just have to share? Well, this is definitely one of those times!
Even though I wish I could take full credit for this idea, I can't. In fact I
stole copied the idea from one of Denise's posts over at Country Stitcher.
I don't know about you, but I've been trying for years to find a neat and tidy way to store my specialty threads like Weeks and GAST other than hanging them on a ring, or keeping them in small ziploc bags. Denise came up with the perfect solution, and I spent last evening happily organizing my threads - alphabetically, of course.
|Thanks to Anita and Bonnie for suggesting to leave a few empty slots here and there... that way each time you get a new colour, there is less shuffling around of threads.|
Denise used a 3 ring binder and clear sheets with pockets that were made to hold business cards. While shopping in Walmart, I did find these pages... but in an aisle over by the photo albums I found these similar pages used to hold collection cards and they turned out to be the better deal!
They were both the same price ($3.97), but in the business card package you got enough pages with slots to hold 50 colours and the ones I ended up buying had enough pages in the package to hold 90 colours. I also really like that these ones open from the top.
I then took things one step further and printed off the full list of colours for each binder and highlighted the ones that I have. Now when I'm starting a new pattern and need to take inventory of what colours I need to buy, I can just have a quick glance at the list and I'm good to go!
Many thanks Denise for sharing this awesome organizing idea with your fellow stitchers!
Now, if only I could find out the perfect place to store the binders...