Sunday, September 02, 2007

The things I do to avoid the ironing pile :)



After lunch yesterday afternoon, instead of catching up on the ironing, I decided to sit down and organise my duplicate skeins of DMC embroidery floss (which is what you see in the pic above). I'd made a vague attempt at trying to sort them out not long after we arrived here two years ago but most of them were still in the original shopping bags from where I'd purchased them. So I dumped them all onto the living room rug, ran down to the local shop and bought a couple of large boxes of sandwich size ziploc bags, came home and bagged them up. I then went and entered them into a spreadsheet on my computer so the next time I kit up something and the colours I need are not in my master set, I can then check there before I go out and buy any!! It took me all afternoon to sort that mess out but it's done now :)

Next on my list is to get my master set, which is stored in a series of large floss boxes, organised. I have a bunch of bobbins from projects that have been done or I've unkitted which need to be put away. After that I can see what needs replacing and either get them from my duplicates stash or put them on a shopping list.

Unfortunately, I cannot avoid the ironing pile any longer as the kids go back to school on Tuesday and I need to get new uniform items ironed and labelled, and I guess DH would probably like some shirts and trousers for work this week too :)! I'll have some stitchy pics next post hopefully!

7 comments:

Jenn said...

Congrats on getting your floss sorting done. You've done what we all dream of doing.

Nicole and Phil said...

great job....very organised! I hope this helps getting more projects started and finished!

Michelle said...

I did this too a couple of years ago. I realized that every time I started a new project, I just bought new floss for it. So, I had tons of duplicates. Congrats on getting your stash organized!

Tannia said...

I could give you a huge list of things to do other than ironing :) In fact I'd rather do ANYTHING than ironing!

Good luck with your stash re-org! It's hard work - but supremely satisfying... :)

Von said...

I don't mind ironing really, but I'd MUCH rather play with all my floss, lol! I've found a couple of bags of the stuff myself that needs to be sorted and organized. :D

Christine said...

I hope you'll be succesful to do all you have to do ! Courage !

Nicole and Phil said...

Hi there,
been agges since you have blogged, hope that doesn't mean you are still stuck behind the ironing board! :)