Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Container Store

How did I ever manage to avoid this store is unknown to me! I went for the first time on Thursday when it was raining/snowing (it was a very wet snow) I wasn't going to go because of the weather but I had wanted to go all week and I knew if I didn't go Thursday I wouldn't go at all. Anyway, I've been looking for an easy way to store my DMC and went to their website to look and thought I had found the perfect solution. When I got there the little plastic thing looked cheap and just blah so I looked around and ended up spending more than I wanted to but OMG I love my new DMC storage system! Take a look...

I love it! I love it! I love it! I use to hate winding up floss on a bobbin and then the floss away bags got to be too bulky to store but this is just perfect. I just open the drawer and pop in the skein and I'm done. Before this I was buying new DMC for each project because the old DMC I had piled up in a bag and was too lazy to go through it all. If I hadn't found this I was going to give it all away because I was getting tired of having that bag overflowing with DMC in my room. I can't stop opening the drawers and saying hello to my DMC now LOL. Next I need to find a way to store my charts. I don't have much fabric but do have a storage for them and my specialty threads have their own storage too. So once my charts are organized I'll be organized!! Yahwooooo!

I managed to finish the first square to my Red Thread Snappers. I'm still debating if I should take this to work with me to work on the outer border or start something new for the train. I woke up late today and haven't stitched yet so I need to decide soon before I go into stitching withdrawal. I joined the Bent Creek SAL so hopefully I will keep up with these and come next year I'll have them done! Here's a picture of my snowman...


Well I'm gonna go. The brakes on the car broke (or something like that) and I have to walk to the train station tonight (and the rest of the weekend *ugh*) so I'd like to stitch for atleast an hour before I have to get ready to leave. TTFN and until next time!

PS - Thanks for the nice comments on my recent finishes! I love comments :-) And Sandy asked me about my needle magnets and where I get them. They are Zecca brand and I usually get them online since none of my not so LNS' carry them. Just in case the price scares you (some people think they're expensive) let me tell you that they're worth it. I bought a Mill Hill magnet the same time I bought my first pair of Zecca's and the Mill Hill broke about 2 months later and my first Zecca's are still around 3 years later! I love them to pieces!!!

16 comments:

Toni said...

OMG!!! I have those same flannel snowman sheets. lol I love the storage box where did you get it? is it a store or do they have a website?

The Silver Thistle said...

Just wanted to stop by and say 'Hi'!! I'm in the Bent Creek SAL too. Your first month is looking great. I'm working on mine tonight, can't wait to see how everyone's pieces grow.

:D

Linen Stitcher said...

Wow! I love that little drawer set! And it looks like it holds quite a bit of floss. I ended up going with the cheap little plastic drawers a few months ago, and while I like them a lot--especially because the drawers make for easy access to the floss--your storage system is more fun and looks like it holds more. Love the green!

Anita said...

I love the container for your flosses! Anita from CSF

Cindy said...

Great storage for the DMC. I don't have a Container Store very close, but have bought their tiny plastic boxes for my MH beads.

Katie said...

Congrats on your cute WIP finish. I like your green box. I just use ziplock bags in a shoe box. Keeps them organized by numbers 100's 200's but not near as pretty as yours.

Carla said...

Love your new storage box! Great start on the BC Red Thread Snappers...the little snowman is adorable!

Barbara said...

I have *so* been looking for a chest of drawers like that!!! Lucky you!

Kim said...

Congratulations on the Red Thread finish! It's a really cute series, no? I love the new DMC storage bin, it looks so *professional*, and like it was made for flosses.

Hope your car feels better soon!

Sharon said...

I love the container system! It's great for your dmc. Your red thread is off to a great start!

tkdchick said...

I wish we had The Container store in Canada, you'd never be able to get me out again!

Dianne said...

Very cool box! I love that store...so I'm lucky that ours is far away!

Kellie said...

Love the containers for your DMC and the Zecca needle magnets. Where do you find them online?
Thanks!

Lelia said...

Your storage [floss] is excellent. It looks like the perfect size to lay skeins of floss. Go You : )

timetostitch said...

There's a container store in Paramus, NJ I frequent...but not enough. I love your DMC Storage box and need to go to mine now and see what else they have...Your Bent Creek SAL looks great - you've enabled me!
Petra

nancy said...

I love the storage unit! Now you've got me planning a trip to our local Container Store!! ;-)
And the Brightneedle Sampler ... ooohhhh ... I've not seen that one before! Gotta have it! You always stitch such nice things!