2nd post today…

Cathy, the folded ribbon roses’ dimensions are 2 1/2″ wide by 4″ high – but they probably stand out from the fabric just fractionally over 1/2″ … definitely not an heirloom piece, but I suppose it’s quite pretty. I don’t want to go to the expense of framing it, and probably too small to make a flat-fold out of it … mind you, I don’t suppose flat-folds have limits in size … never thought about that before … hmmm 🙂

Today’s “Stitching Blogger’s Question” was suggested by Dianne and is:

If you have stitched for a while, can you usually pick out the DMC colors you need from memory when you go to your LNS? (For example, you know that 610 is a brown.)

I have to admit, I do remember quite a lot of the DMC numbers – mainly from using them so much in previous projects … and partly just from reorganising my DMC stash so many times into different storage systems haha …

In fact that’s what I ended up doing most of yesterday – reorganising my DMC skeins/bobbins all together into Floss Away bags (or whatever little plastic bags I could find at the time, as I ran out of FA bags quite quickly!) … it made me realise this is a much better way of storing my floss stash – I was stunned what on earth possessed me to end up with so many skeins of some of these colours … why on earth did I think I’d need about 6 skeins of 321 red?? Goodness knows!! Anyway, at least now I’ll know at a glance exactly how much of each colour I have on hand, rather than having my bobbins in one area, one skein of some in my folders, and the ‘excess’ skeins in separate baggies … now they’re all in one place, and hopefully will play nicely together! It now means I’m going to have go buy a bigger container to house all those baggies in, though – my current one that was being used for my ‘excess’ now runneth over!! LOL. Was great fun reorganising them all though 🙂

7 thoughts on “2nd post today…”

  1. Anne – what a wonderful blog you have – I don’t think I have wandered over here before. Thanks for commenting to me – I would have missed out here! Btw, DMC 321, IMHO, is a wonderful Christmas red – I alter a lot of ornaments and do little motifs with this colour!

  2. Your folded ribbon rose finish is beautiful! I was going to suggest a pin or necklace to wear or maybe a name tag but it is larger than I thought it was. It would make a very pretty pin cushion!

  3. AnneS:

    I also use the baggies. I found that the Rubbermaid ™ bread boxes work great for storing them. It takes 4 boxes to hold all of the DMC colors.

  4. I know what you mean about finding doubles of floss colors….the last time I put away bobbins from finished projects, I found LOTS of multiples. And the thing is, a lot of them weren’t even “pretty” colors that I use frequently! So I have 3 almost-full bobbins of a rather obnoxious shade of orange…. hrrrrmmmm. *scratching head*

  5. lol. I just went thru my floss stuff & re-organized. I have a better system, not perfect, improved none-the-less. I did find another cardboard shoe box for my expanding floss. I have 3 shoe boxes of floss.

    Finally found one thing to cheer about as Alexander continues to outgrow his footwear. Floss storage units …. LOL

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