Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thrifty, Stitchery


Wooden clothespins, a fun and thrifty way to organize your embroidery floss.  Use a fine permanent marker to record the colour number on each pin and for storing,  how about in a lovely old wicker basket, glass top canning jars or even in an old mixing bowl? 

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And, here is my second Hocuspocusville block,  The Toil & Trouble Employment Agency.  So fabulously fun to stitch.  Now, back to the Polka-Dot Girls!

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

15 comments:

Terry said...

It will be great for you to get back to your Polka Dot Girls! How far along are you on them?

Kelli said...

Love the Hocuspocusville! :o) And wow, I wish I hadn't just organized my embroidery thread around cardboard scraps, that pin idea is genius.
xo

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

A clever idea to use clothespins ! I´ll try that :-)
happy quilting
Angelika

marina said...

nifty idea about the pegs and your stitchery pattern looks great.
how has you Kansas dug out border turned out.

Paula said...

I like your idea, wooden clothespins, it is brilliant. I will try it. I have not given myself time to organize my embroidery floss yet. It is about time!!!
Hocuspocusville looks great, how big is the block? Will you be posting picture of Polka-Dot Girls next, how exciting.
Always nice to visit you Karen, take care.

Mayleen said...

That's a really neat idea to use clothespins to organize embroidery floss! Great job on your Hocuspocusville block too.

Cathi said...

What a great idea, using clothespins! Your Hocuspocusville block is fabulous.

Sheila said...

The clothes pins is a terrific idea for organizing the floss and I love the new stitchery .

Saskia said...

Great Idea! Clothes pins, so clever!

Fiesta said...

Love the block. I have been wanting that pattern forva longtime now

Sue-Anne said...

Fantastic idea with the pegs Karen! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for the peg idea.I haven't finished putting the embroidery floss on the cardbords but I will use the pegs and a bowl idea and will just mix together what I have done.
The Toil and Trouble block looks great, fun to do.

Funoldhag said...

My floss is a jumbled mess! Great idea to use the clothespins. Should also start the Polka Dot Girls again - they lie in a big plastic box awaiting my attention. There aren't enough hours in the day! Happy stitching, Karen. Carol

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love your stitching! Thanks for sharing the clothes pin/floss idea.

Vickie said...

Hi Karen!! I love the clothespin idea! Your stitchery is so cute!