Monday, June 08, 2009

Keeping It Organized ! and a Farewell

I did get in some stitchin this past week but not enough to show.

Last week the question of "How Do You Store Your Fabrics" was asked, so I thought I would post a few pictures of how I store my stitchy stuff. Storage ideas and containers can come from so many places.

These are the under-bed storage boxes that I keep my Aida's, Linen's/Evenweaves, and Hand-dyed fabrics in. All of the hand-dyed fabrics I dyed myself.

I keep them stacked on top of other stitchy/crafty storage , and next to my DMC cabinets where I keep all of my extra DMC and Caron threads.

This is where I keep all of my Caron Wildflowers and Watercolors threads. It is just a medicine cabinet that had a broken back that I replaced with peg board.

And this is my Kreinik storage. These are shotgun shell holders that you can get at most sporting goods store's and they work great. I took a couple of spools with me to make sure they fit and got a few strange looks from men in that area of the store.

And here is how I keep all of my DMC solids and my Mill Hill beads. Yep a Plano fishing tackle box. The plano boxes even have room for more threads if DMC decides to add more colors. Those CraftMates storage containers fit perfectly in the top area, I have nine of them stored in there.

A Fond Farewell to Thumper
On Saturday, June 6th my Cockatiel Thumper (yes he was named after the bunny in Bambi) decided that 25 years was long enough and decided to fly over the Ranibow Bridge. I will miss him.

Wishing everyone a great week and hope you had nice weekend. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement on my posts, they really do mean a lot to me. Talk to you later.


  1. I am so so sorry to hear about Thumper. After having him that long I am sure you will miss him. :( But he will be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

    Love you storage. It is so neat and tidy! Want to come help me get mine that way? LOL

  2. That's for the pictures showing how you store your fabric! That is great to see and get ideas from! :)

    I am sorry to hear about your Cockatiel. *hugs*

  3. I love your ideas. I want to get a tackle box to put my floss in, lol. So much easier than what I have right now. So glad you shared. Very sorry about Bambi. It's always hard to lose a pet.

  4. Great way of keeping your stash. I wish I was that organized

  5. Sorry to hear about Thumper. :-(

    Love the shotgun shell/kreinik storage idea.

  6. Thanks for sharing your organizing. I love the idea of the medicine cabinet and using cork in the back. I have mine all on rings and have them hanging from a coffee mug tree. But I need a couple more so I like your idea better.

  7. Great storage ideas....want to come organize mine? Sorry to hear about Thumper

  8. Love the organizing. Maybe one day I can be so organized!
    Sorry about Thumper!

  9. I use the shotgun shell holders for Kreiniks too! I need to do something for all the misc threads. I need to spend some more time in the sporting goods store and look at fishing boxes!! Sorry about your pet. They all have a special place in our hearts.

  10. Very well organized. Once my quilting supplies decrease my embroidery supplies will probably take over my drawer space :)

    Are you going to have a Thumper II in the house at some point ?


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