Yesterday I tackled the mess & it took several hours to straighten every thing out ~ I use DMC floss...I love it! I read last year that to pull the floss from the hank to use ~ you should always pull from the end with the number tag.....then its not supposed to knot up as you pull. This information I could have used 35 or 40 years ago. I will say, it almost always works~
Here is the proof!
|a jumbled mess|
|ready for sorting and boxing up|
|a naked floss bobbin ~ have no idea what # this is|
|pull from the end with the # label|
|my overflow tub!|
|cross stitch books & leaflets|
|everything is neat in the floss world!|
(Now I have to carry that single floss bobbin up to Hobby Lobby and try to match it and figure out the number)
Update ~ so I take that floss bobbin to Hobby Lobby and could not match it to any color ~ argh! And I printed off 2 coupons for 40% off and had 2 of an item I wanted to buy and begin working on for gifts next December...but while in the store I completely forgot what the things were. I remembered 2 hours later as we were pulling into our driveway ~ again argh! We will be back over that way on Sat. for Rosies dog training class, I can get them then!