This organizing malarkey sure does take some time, but I’m getting things done, slowly….very slowly! My
excuse reason for not getting it
all done in one fell swoop is that, apart from the fact that I don’t have time
to do it all in one go, I have to admit that I’d be too confused as to where
things were! Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! Anyway, I managed
to rummage through the old battered biscuit tin that held all my ‘not used very
often’ threads – you know, the variegated, Madeira’s and the drive me crazy metallics.
I sorted them all out and purchased some
stacking plastic containers that were the perfect size and this is what it
looks like now…
There are still some random threads in the old biscuit tin, along with some buttons beads and charms, but my little old brain can’t cope with too much change at once. So…baby steps!
Anyway, did you notice all those metallic threads in the middle container? Some of these were used for this….
The World of Cross Stitching
Immediate Media Co
…an article in The World of Cross Stitching magazine. Ruth, the editor, asked me to write an article about metallic threads as it was getting to that time of the year when all our stitching begins to include that all important festive sparkle. The free gift with the magazine that issue was two sets of metallic threads along with a free chart booklet. Ruth very kindly mailed me some samples of the different threads to
play with ahem, I mean, do some research on….it’s a tough job, but someone had
to do it.*wink, wink* So my collection of metallic threads increased with some
new and untried threads. It was great fun hard work to try out these
different threads and I was really surprised at the differences in the threads.
Some of them were a joy to stitch with…yes, I actually said that! Me, that
normally runs a mile at the thought of stitching with metallic, actually
enjoyed stitching with them! Who would have thought that?!!
So I guess the moral of the story is to try out different types of metallic threads till you find the one you like to work with, and since adding to your stash is always fun, it’s win/win situation.
Until next time…happy stitching (even with metallics!)