When I was a little girl, I would ask for the biggest box of crayons that Crayola made, and the first thing I'd do when I got it home was to carefully take out all the cardboard containers and slide the crayons out onto the floor. Then I'd set about arranging each crayon in "rainbow order": Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple... What joy those beautiful colors gave me!
As an adult, I still play with my colors. I've taken a little time away from stitching to organize my floss and fibers. All my DMC were helter-skelter in a bag, and I decided to find a way to organize them. Here they are laid out on my coffee table:
and here is the first half neatly stowed away on bobbins:
My sweet hubbie was the one to suggest a "tackle box" approach to organization (and take me to Michael's to buy them for me! Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful man!). Anyway, I am thrilled with the results. I have three boxes, two for DMC and one for specialty threads and overdyed fibers, which I am just beginning to collect. I have "bobbin-ed up" about half the DMC so far. They are organized by color and each is labled with the DMC # for easy identification. When I am working on a project, I can take out only the floss I need and keep those on a ring. And in the meantime, I can peer down at the beautiful colors for the sheer joy of it!