I know that many of you have come to know me primarily as a cross stitcher but there are those of you who are also aware of dalliances with other crafts in the past such as quilting, weaving, spinning, bobbin lace, lampwork bead making, tatting, knitting, painting, woodworking, etc. But how many of you knew that I have a gift for interior decorating??? Well, feast your eyes on these!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Have you ever in your life seen a diningroom chandelier adorned in this way? I have actually been hesitant to post these photos because you know how it is sometimes when you post things on the internet ... people or companies are able to track you down & well, I just didn't want HGTV to be bombarding me with requests to hostess a decorating show! I just don't have the time right now!
What I am actually showing you in these photos is my collection of WDW & GAST Simply Shaker & Sampler Threads collections & the artful way in which I've been storing them. Back in late summer when I returned to the world of cross stitching I decided that I needed to replenish the specialty threads I had sold for a mere pittance on eBay back when I convinced myself for the second time that cross stitching was not my main focus in life. I had no idea how to store them ... there are so many ... but someone on a cross stitching forum indicated that she sorted her specialty threads by the name of the company, alphabetized them by color name, stored them on large binder rings, & hung them on a rod in her closet. I have no closets with available rod space so when I was standing at the dining table sorting & alphabetizing & binder ringing I just hung them on the chandelier to keep them out of the way. They have remained there ever since.
Sometimes the most creative decisions are stumbled upon unintentionally : )
Posted by Shirlee at 8:42 AM