OK, first the disclaimer, this is NOT meant as a don't-you-wish-you-had-as-much-thread-as-me brag, but just a celebration of the fact that I finally got the new pearl #12 balls settled in to their new homes and did the necessary re-organisation of some of the rest of the threads in the process. That bag of new threads had been hanging around for quite long enough and I really wasn't sure how I was going to go about fitting stuff in the various boxes in a logical manner. I don't like having part of one type of thread here and the other part there, so this is more sensible, I feel.=) The gaps you can see here, on the left at least, are for the three balls which haven't yet arrived from the on-line LNS - one more each in yellow, orange and green.
First of all I managed to fit all the pearl 12's into the drawer at the bottom of my main workbox. This box now holds, basically, plain threads. There are stranded cottons and coton à broder #16s in the central box section and rayons (Marlitt) and Pipers Silks cops in the right hand cantilever with black and white pearls etc on top.
In the left hand cantilever, I used to keep tools and wires in the top (which are still there), Carons and some Kreiniks underneath with the remaining Kreiniks at the bottom. This meant that metallics were part in this box and part in the blue one, with one or two more in my machine threads tin. Now the cantilever holds just pearl cotton #8 balls, which used to be part in the drawer with the old 12s and part in the blue box. How they're all together and much more user-friendly. I can see and be much more inspired by the colours this way.=)
This is the view from the bottom, as there are two rows in there. As you can see from both these shots, I've now arranged them according to colour family.
Finally, this is the box with the multi-coloured pearl cottons, both in #5 and #8, along with the Carons. I don't often use those these days, so having them in my main workbox wasn't necessary. Plain threads get the most usage, even if they're not as pretty as metallic and variegated ones.=)
Now, if that doesn't make you want to stitch, I don't know what will!!!=)
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012