Saturday, September 15, 2012

P52 Photo Challenge - Hobbies - Week 37

This week for the P52 Photo Challenge, the theme is hobbies. One of the hobbies I have is needlework (cross-stitching and embroidery) which I have been doing now for over 30 years.

To keep the embroidery floss organized, I wrap it around paper holders that are available at craft stores. In this way, the floss doesn't get tangled and it is together in one spot.

When I first starting using embroidery floss it was for cross-stitching. I followed patterns which noted which DMC floss numbers I needed to do the pattern. So, I organized my embroidery floss box by DMC number. In that way, when I was ready to do another project I could check the box and see if I already had the floss.

Now, I rarely do cross-stitching. Rather, I do embroidery patterns in which the focus is more on the color rather than the DMC number.

Olivia suggested that I should re-do the box by sorting the floss by colors rather than number. Perhaps that will be a project one day during the winter when it is too cold to go outside.

Project 52 - p52 weekly photo challenge with Kent Weakley


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Rita said...

Isn't it wonderful to have something you have loved to do for 30 years!! Awesome! :)

c.creativity said...

It's a beautiful photo! It reminds me of my mother's thread drawer in her sewing desk.

Unknown said...

All that floss is super pretty!! :) reminds me of all my mom's work in cross stitch! Now I use embroidery floss for kids crafts and my handmade notecards! The possibilities are endless! :)
finally visiting some P52 posts!