Thursday, September 5, 2019

Floss Tube Stitch Roadies No. 5

18 comments:

  1. Anna, you are just too funny today or rather on the weekend when you shot this episode.

    I wind my thread onto those cards and keep them in a plastic box for threads. I’ll take two photos of my two boxes and send them to you. I keep them in numerical order in the box.

    What is the Christmas house project I don’t recall.

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  2. I use to use the floss cards - and I have done them in ways - either plastic (snack sized) bags or hung the cards on those metal rings. But I don't do that anymore and mine are a worse mess than yours! I have them willy nilly everywhere. Some in little plastic boxes with no rhyme or reason....some in bags...some with projects....I think instead of having them numerically I would keep them in color families now.....maybe keep the color families numerical

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  3. Using the rings you have, I put the skein in the plastic bag with the hole in the corner. I put the bags on the ring in numerical order. Floss cards are in order in floss boxes but adds too much bend in the skein. Then hang the rings or however you store them. Keeps the thread straighter. This is just my way. Others have theirs.

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  4. Hello fellow Etsy shopper! Check out PipandChip. Debbie makes wonderful wooden floss bobbins, boxes to hold them and floss holders. I have the bee box and bee hive bobbins and the farm animal box and farm animal bobbins. Also the honeycomb floss holder that has a magnet and is personalized. She does beautiful work. She is in the UK but well worth buying from her.

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  5. I get the flossaway bags at Acorns and Threads. I write the numbers with pen. I just put the whole skein of floss inside the bag. Then I put all the 200 colors on a ring, 300s on another ring, etc. Then I take off the bags I need for a project and put on a separate ring until done and then put back. From Portland Streetcar Debbie!

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  6. Not the same Debbie G who wrote about bobbins!

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  7. Thanks... Anna, you have given me an idea of what I can do when I don't want to do anything else.... I will organize all my piles of floss! I haven't restarted cross stitching yet but, when I do I will be ready!

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  8. Hi Anna, Re: floss organization. I started cross stitching in 1975. My how time flies. My BFF started buying me every DMC floss color in 1979. We tried many systems over the years. First we cut all of our threads to length and threaded them through drinking straws and taped the the numbered sleeve on one end. What a mess. Then some one came out with 11x15 notebooks that had holes punched to loop the cut threads thru. Not sustainable. I seemed to have skipped the little cards you wound the thread on... thank goodness. I have been using the Floss bags for well over 20 years. Very manageable. I have a little night stand that my DH put dividers in and I have them all standing at attention in number order. When I need threads for a project I can pull from there first. The only drawback is when I have more than one project...LOL and the color is already pulled. But the bags are cheap and really the thread is also. So I dont sweat it if I end up with an occasional duplicate. 489 colors according to google.

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  9. Hi Anna, so love your videos, it is like girlfriend to girlfriend you are one very special lady and a true motivator. As for storing DMC thread. I truly can not recall in my 67 years when I did not either embroider, cross stitch, or counted cross stitch so I have thousands of threads. I prefer DMC for sure. I do keep mine in the clear sectional boxes marked on the outside with the floss numbers from and to. I have 15 boxes and still have hundreds of duplicates. (I bought out a lot at an auction ) I do put mine on the cards but have the little winder to make it quick and easy. I mark them with a pen so it does not wear off, and also tuck the number band that it comes in under the wound thread. I have tried to work on Linen and it seems I just can not do it, so Aida is my preference and 11, 14 are my favorites. I have always been able to find the larger rolls at DMC.com if I need a specialty color. I have worked on Black Aida, and Dark Brown Aida and use my light pad to see the holes better. I too use the pillow you taught me to make. Much hugs and loves. Hope this helps. Linda

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  10. Love your videos Anna! I lok forward to them! I too keep my threads on the little cards and keep them in numerical order in the plastic boxes. I can see at a glance what I have!

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  11. Hi Anna love your videos following you from Woolie Mammoth Blog. Love the app you found for cross stitch. Please ask on the quilting video if there is an organizing app for quilters similar to this one!!! Love all you do!!!

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  12. Hi Anna! Yours and those commenting earlier have given me ideas on how to store my DMC threads and other brands. I'm just getting started and my stash is stashed in a little plastic box. I thought about storing them in clear plastic bags (to keep them dust free) with number/color listed on the outside, put on rings and grouped by color. I would then hang them by S hooks that are hung on towel bar(s) which are attached to a wall, door or cupboard end. I could easily take down the color/number of floss needed for my current project. If you chose to copy this idea, you could hang a stitched project above that says "Without color, life would be dull!" or ???. Please share how you finally solve your storing/organization of your floss with us.

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    1. Organizing by color works if you are designing but I found that I needed to find specific numbers more often than a color.

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  13. Love that you are doing these videos. I have been cross stitching since I was a teen and have made many things for my children and grandchildren. You are doing just what I needed which is a shove to give priority to my current stitching projects. I am easily distracted.
    I downloaded the Xstitch app and have started an inventory...thanks for the suggestion.

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  14. Hi Anna, I use screen and nail drawers from home depot. DMC sells little number stickers that you can put on the front of the drawer. I took pictures but don't know how to attach them on the blog. I sent you a friend request on facebook this morning. If you reply, I will send you the photo . It really works well. Ruth

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  15. Hi Anna, I use screen and nail drawers from home depot. DMC sells little number stickers that you can put on the front of the drawer. I took pictures but don't know how to attach them on the blog. I sent you a friend request on facebook this morning. If you reply, I will send you the photo . It really works well. Ruth

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  16. My DMC are wound on the floss cards and numbered; then stored in numeric order in those sectioned plastic floss boxes....have 3 of them full.

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