I was pulling threads for my next project and realized that I never shared where I store my skeins of floss.
I think that Hubby ordered this for me back in 1998. It is a limited edition DMC floss cabinet. I have number 1386 of 2000 made in 1999. I remember it took a long time to get as they were ordered in advance and made after ordering. It’s in my living room, so it is a little scratched up from 2 boys and their toys over the years. But I love it! I have patterns to stitch panels for the doors that will have my initials on them. I just haven’t gotten to yet. I’ve liked the wood doors for years, and only this last year dug out the patterns to do in the near future. Here is what it looks like when I open the doors:
It has 13 drawers and the first 12 drawers are numbered with dmc floss numbers. The drawers have sections in the front and back for the floss.
Whenever I need floss for a project, I usually check my boxes of bobbins first and then pull the threads that I need from here. I make a list of what is empty and the next time I go to Joannes or Michaels I pick up the colors and replace them. I have noticed that some of my floss skeins are really old and a slightly different color than a newer skein. I hope I pay attention to this when I want to use those colors on a project and make sure that I don’t use them together. I love my floss cabinet. It’s so fun to open a drawer and see all the beautiful colors. The bottom drawer is my “junk drawer” of the cabinet. It’s full of black and white floss and duplicate skeins. I also store all of my needles, small scissors and some varigated floss in there. Where do you store you embroidery floss?