Monday, November 5, 2012

Stitchy Love and How I Keep and Organize my Embroidery Thread...


It's no secret that I love to stitch.
I have told you that my stitchy love affair began at the
 early age of 6 when my grandma taught me how to do 
my very first Lazy Daisy:)


Thru the years I have used countless ways of storing and organizing my embroidery threads...but keeping them on a clothespin has been my very favorite method.

I simply wrap the floss around a pin...
clipping the end so that it won't unravel.

I write the number directly onto the clothespin with a pigma marker.


 I keep them in a large vintage jar.
I drilled a hole in the lid...
spray painted it and added a glass knob.


A cute...colorful...and easy storage method.


I keep the jar in my studio so that it's close by whenever I'm feelin' stitchy:)
xx
Lori

P.S. My "Daisy Love" embroidery pattern will be ready next week!

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52 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

SO clever, so crafty...and they look cute, too! Have a great week :)
shawn

May Britt said...

This was so clever!!! I am a stitcher too and I love your new stitchery pattern and I want to order it. Can I do it directly from you, or can you name a shop that will sell it :)

Delirious said...

i like the clothespin idea. My Aunt made me a cloth book that has ziplock bags sewn in to it. I use that to store my embroidery floss. :)

Debra Anger said...

Oh I just love this idea of storing your floss, that is an excellent notion! and they are so handy! thanks for that wonderful tip

Susan said...

Great idea!! So colorful and practical too!

trish said...

I love your stitchings!! Your storage method is cute and clever. :0)

Carla Bynum said...

Hi!!! Thanks that is a great idea and very cute!!!!

Terri Mosier said...

That's pretty darn clever! And I can't wait for the daisy love pattern, I am first in line!

tinab said...

So clever, I'm doing this! Thanks!

JCnNC said...

I am definitly going to rethink how I store my floss. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Judy C

Nedra said...

Everything you do is cute. Love the clothespin idea.

robin said...

My but you are a clever girl! This is not only functional, but so cute to look at!

Debra said...

Hi Lori! Love the clothespin idea. I'm also a stitcher, but have way too many floss colors to store in a jar!! I would need many, many jars! I use the traditional method of bobbin storage. I have 4 cases of colors. Have a Sparkling day!

suzel said...

I love your idea!!!!!!!!! And it's not expensive, nice for write the number of the floss. I will make the same for my flosses.
Thank you
Grettings from France

virginia butler said...

Thanks for the great idea...I haven't been able to keep my threads organized, maybe now I will.Gentle blessings.

Dorene said...

What a fabulous idea!! Now to untangle all my floss, buy some clothes pins and start winding. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Maxine said...

Love the idea..what kind of floss do you use?

Darlene said...

What a fabulous idea, Lori. Love your jar with the glass knob.

Nanette Merrill said...

Always a great idea from you. Love the framed embroider by Kass. Fun being with you Friday. I'm excited to get together next month.

Country Mom said...

I love this idea. Thanks for posting it.

Janice said...

You always think of such wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing them. I will be using the clothpins and the jar. It looks so nice as well.

Ansje said...

Thanks for the great floss storage idea!

Lizziebeth said...

Love this idea, I think I will get several jars and group my threads by color family. Thanks!

kbzelazny said...

Genius.

Sherry said...

Great idea and it looks so cheerful too.

Nita said...

I love it! I'm always looking for unique ways to store things that are practical and beautiful, too! And those clothes pins are so much nicer than the cardboard thingies!

Material Mary said...

I so love this storage method...must give it a try!!
Mary

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a fun storage idea...love the glass knob you added to the jar!! TFS

Alina said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the way you store your embroidery threads. They look nice. In fact, very nice.

I used to stitch when I was in high school; however, for some reasons I just lost interest of it. Instead, I am doing mostly sewing now, mainly for my little girl and for my home.

Have a nice week!

Janet said...

You are one of the most creative and clever designers I know of. I really like the clothespin notion for storing embroidery thread - a lot!
And, I really need that stitchery - it's my kind - one can never have too many flowers!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fabulous idea!

Mary said...

Love your idea .Now i need a jar i have lots of cloth pins.

Connie said...

Love it, I think I will have to try it. You are so creative.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I just have to ask...how many will your jar hold? I love the idea and love, love the look! But I have so many colors...embarrassing to have that many I think. I love my thread. :) blessings, marlene

manos de chicureo said...

I liked it. Useful and colorfull.
Yasmin

Christine M said...

I love that idea of using pegs to hold your embroidery threads. Plus they look gorgeous in the jar.

Sherri said...

Seriously love your floss organization! Please please please...I have to order that embroidery pattern and the scissor pattern as soon. as. they. are. available. They are on my "Must Make" list!!!

Frances said...

What a neat idea. I have always struggled with embroidery thread tails and disorganization. And cute looking.

VickiT said...

What a great idea. And so pretty too on a shelf stored in the container.

Quilting with Kinsey said...

So cute!

Quilting with Kinsey said...

So cute!

Shari said...

Both beautiful and practical. Lovely.

Sarah said...

I LOVE the clothes peg idea! Never thought of it myself. I just use those plastic bobbins. I also love the design of the stitchery.
sarahleighATinternodeDOTonDOTnet

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Great thread storage idea, thanks for sharing. I also adore your "Daisy Love" embroidery, can't wait for the pattern. Daisies are my favorite!
Amanda

Sandy said...

So clever and yet so simple. Love your new stitchy pattern too...love daisies!

Vivian said...

What a great idea! How clever!

Mara said...

So cute and lovely, I don't think I would be able to remove any of them because it looks like art inside of the jar.

Wendy said...

That is so cute! I don't think it would work for me though, I have to have mine laid out in colour order and I have LOADS!

Villas for Rent in Italy said...

WOW! these are so beautiful thanks for sharing and just keep it up.

Stacie said...

I love this pattern! I can't wait to buy it!

Robin said...

OMG, best tip EVER!! The pin will fit nicely into my take-along sewing kit for on the go Redwork!!! Thank you so so much!

Patti said...

That looks great. Wouldn't work for me because I was a hand stitcher first and have every single color and then some doubles and triples. But I really love your way.

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