For those of you who use hand or over-dyed floss, how do you store it?
Until just a few months ago, I didn't have that much hand/over-dyed floss. The few skeins I did have were in individual Ziploc baggies in a little plastic box. However, when I won the hand-dyed collection from The Gift of Stitching in May, I knew I had to come up with something better! So now my hand-dyeds live in plastic drawers. The top set of drawers is a full set of Six-Strand Sweets, sorted alphabetically. The bottom set is organized by color. I also made a database where I can search by floss color, name, maker, or fiber type. Now I just have to remember to update the database when I use up a color....
I haven't been doing much stitching this week, sadly. I did just one little length of metallic on the mermaids last night - hopefully I'll have a bit more to show after next Monday's session! I've also puttered around with the Debbie Draper sampler, and started a pattern from the Shepherd's Bush "Father Yule" booklet that I think will make a cute little ornament. (It can't be anything else, since I cut my fabbie a bit too small. Guess that is what I get for trying to "stretch" my hand-dyed fabric!)
Oh, and I have a question for those of you who do ornaments with matboard - where do you get the matboard? And how do you cut it? I don't want to do anymore pillow ornaments right now, I'm kind of tired of that look. I like the "crisp" corners and limited poofiness of the ornaments done the way Dani outlined in her tutorial.
Have a lovely weekend, all!!