Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thread stash and the Magic closet!

I love thread, all kinds of thread.
I have so much thread that it is stored in two big drawers, a medium sized drawer, a little sewing machine drawer, a plastic storage box and in the seat of a sewing chair.  Then there are random spools on shelves and sewing machine work stations. 
I also have upholstery thread in dark green, blue, black, brown and beige which I forgot to take a photo of because it is stored in my treadle machine.
I will have to live to be 100 years old to use all this thread up! 
These are some of my ribbons and buttons.  The ribbons are for  baby quilts with tags and  handles on  nylon reusable bags.  I bought the ribbon holder for a stupid price of $22 CAD then I realized free chopsticks work just as well...grrrrrrrrrrrr! Below is a small drawer with safety pins, straight pins, velcro tape, sequence and little plastic rings (knitting row markers).  I knit 100% cotton dishcloths and the occasional wool hat or scarf.
Barb my quilting friend named it the magic closet!
  Yes, that is indeed floor to ceiling fabric!  The overflow is now stored in Shannon's closet.
And more...
This is not all of it!  We are in the process of renovating our basement and Shannon's closet is packed full of furniture, so my baby cottons, Christmas prints and metres of quilting cotton are stashed behind the furniture making it impossible to photograph.

I hope you enjoyed a peak into my world.  What's in your stash?


  1. Good thing you don't live next door...I'd be borrowing some of your thread, lol. Sometimes you just need a little of one color and don't want to buy a whole spool, you know?

    I see many projects ahead from your magic closet!

  2. What a fabulous post! You must be like a kid in a candy store! Isn't it great to have your own private room where you can have all the fun you want and let the creative juices flow?

  3. Indeed Sue..I call it my work room. Doug says it is my toy box and playroom! I love it.

  4. That closet is truly terrifying! I shudder in horror remembering how to retrieve fabric from the tubs at the bottom. And to think - my closet is next!

  5. I cannot believe what I am seeing. How any one person could have so much sewing supplies, is mind boggling.

  6. Well my stash is on bookshelves also in a transformed closet! But I took the doors off & hung clear plastic shower curtains on cup hooks over the fabric & a pretty curtain to prevent fading!


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