Part of getting back on track again has involved sorting out stuff. Stuff is a word that I use loosely instead of acknowledging it is a mixture of items that are not rubbish but they're not in a designated place in an orderly arrangement. So when I decided to tidy up it really was a case of just doing something, anything, but just get doing. Soon I realised that my embroidery threads were in various packets and in various places which meant that when I've wanted a certain colour I spent so much time looking for it that I'd often run out of steam before I'd found it. With all the packets gathered together I tipped them onto the dining table and started sorting them.
Sorting involved winding threads onto the little cardboards, writing their manufacture and colour numbers on each one and then arranging them in number order.
I was astonished at how quickly the tray filled up and not too surprised to find that there were some doubles, in one or two cases there were even three of a kind. Now they're all neatly arranged into three large thread holders and I've made up a little giveaway package with the doubles. I've also found a double of a cross stitch pattern booklet and a large piece of aida fabric.
The winner of the giveaway will get all these goodies -- a range of embroidery threads, 50cm square piece of aida fabric, a quilting hoop and the pattern book.
To stand a chance of winning you do have to be a follower and leave a comment. On Sunday July 1st I'll get Enman to draw a winner and post it. Please be sure that I can contact you by email too.