Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mess no more!

Remember this?


Yesterday I got a surprise package from Mary.  She included a lovely Quilters World magazine (full of cute baby patterns!) and these awesome bags and rings for my floss!! I was so touched by her thoughtfulness!


So I spent a few hours yesterday sorting out the big mess.  I filled up all the baggies, sorted out the floss I had on cards, and got the rest of it separated and in a bag.  Now I need to go out and buy some more of these!
Its a million times better!!!

Thank you again Mary!  I'm continually amazed by the incredible people I've met.  Quilters are really the most wonderful people. :)

11 comments:

jaybird said...

yay for no more mess!!! :-)

Candi said...

Aww. How nice of Mary!

Marsha said...

It is great to be organized, it makes creating new fun stuff so much easier. What a sweetheart Mary is for thinking of you! Quilters do make great friends!

Katie said...

What a wonderful suprize from Mary! I don't think I've ever seen floss stored that way, but it looks like a great idea.

Stash Heaven said...

I tried a couple of different ways to organize colors over the years, but this one has lasted and turned out to be the best. But I may have created a monster! Next you'll need the DMC card to show which colors you don't have...and add to the collection. I'll get my hubby to take pictures for me and you can laugh! Hope you'll take the magazine to your guild meeting and show Liri the table runner. I think she'll love the embroidery and lace. So glad it was a nice surprise for you! Mary

---"Love" said...

Good on you, Girl! My sister used those little cards in their own special storage box ---truly amazing! I have her collection now, but don't know when I'll use those threads. When I received my issue of that magazine, I thought maybe I'll make those butterflies someday; I could use the thread there. Now if I could just get motivated to clean up a lot of confusing messes around here! ---"Love"

Fer said...

Great idea! Doesn't it feel nice to be organised.

a good yarn said...

Now that's clever! Hooray for Mary! The butterfly quilt is very pretty. Ann :-)

Stacy said...

Awesome! Oh, how I love organization!

Beth said...

What a nice surprise. I love any kind of storage box or bin or bag. I love to get things organized, now do not ask me if things stay that way. (no). Except my threads, I uually have them in order.
Enjoy. Whatcha gonna make from the magazine?

seventhsister26 said...

And oh the things you find when you decide to organize something...next thing you know, you have new ideas roaming around your head;)
Happy Quilting!!