So I’ve started making a list of 2014 goals, and one of the items is to get my thread organized and to acquire all 454 DMC thread colors.
Usually when I go to the store to grab a color for a project I grab a couple extra colors too. They’re only $.37, how can I pass them up? Well, I started noticing that in doing so, I gravitate towards the same colors. So I downloaded the app XFloss and I’m slowly going through and cataloging all of my current thread. Then I can look at what I don’t have and make a shopping list.
I also started wrapping my thread a new way. I used to always write the number on the cardboard bobbin, but I saw some people on Instagram who just slipped the wrapper with the thread number sticking out. I thought it was brilliant, so that’s my new method. In between all the Christmas presents I’ve been making, I have been winding bobbins and inputing what I have into XFloss. So far my inventory has 135 colors, and I’ve only gotten through about 1/4 of my collection. I’m curious to see what the final total is!
Do you have a special way to organize your thread? Do you find yourself buying the same colors over and over?