Sunday, October 6, 2013

TUSAL report

Here's my first TUSAL report and I'm late!  If you don't know what that is it stands for Totally Useless Stitch Along and you can find info here about it.  I've been working on reorganizing my floss stash.  I use to use the bows from DMC but I've out grown that and had been looking for another way to store my floss and after much review I've decided to give Daffycats way a try.

I started by pulling out all of my floss from my bag, my bobbin box and even have some in little bags that were given to me.
Isn't that just a rich colorful site!  I then laid them out in order so I could see what I had of each color.  I had quite a bit of duplicating purchases after I saw what all was there!
Then came the fun part....putting the bags together with the index cards and I also went ahead and precut each skein (I thought that was a great idea from Daffycat) and placed the bag in the plastic shoebox.
I'm still a little undecided as to how I want to "kit" up my projects for January's ultimate challenge.  Originally I liked the idea of using the bobbins for each project but I hate how the floss gets kinks in it.  I'm thinking I will go to using a project card instead and see how that works.  I at least did manage to get all of my projects into their individual bags that I will work out of.
I still need to get some of the fabric for a few of them and find out what flosses I'm missing so I can go get those as well.   It's interesting how I had not given it much thought about how I'm going to organized my projects considering so many will be started in such a short period of time.

Let me know how you are getting ready for that big busy month of January!


  1. I use the rings for each project. I also use the floss away bags! I had them in the plastic shoe boxes until I got a drawer set from Ikea and fashioned an organizer in the drawers.

    1. Love Ikea. Just purchased my crafting table with bookshelves a few months back. I'll have to do some snooping and see about a drawer. That would be great!