Thursday, July 28, 2011

Highly Organized Find

On my trip to Baltimore I got a chance to thrift with three of my favorite bargain hunters, my Mom, my sister Mandi and my friend Dita. Where I use to make a bee line for the linens section I know find that my first stop is often the crafty section. I lucked out this time:

The previous owner of these fabulous boxes of floss was way more organized then I am.

Look at the perfectly wound threads! The nice handwritten DMC label numbers! Heaven. That takes a lot of work and the least fun part of an embroidery or cross stitch project.

Two boxes filled with floss, needles (in nice cases) and gold and silver filiment. Also a nice pack of aida cloth and perforated paper which is a favorite of mine to work with. Perfect for someone like me who needs a bit of organization in their crafting. This, of course, makes me want to stitch something. Perhaps I'll add that to the to do list for the weekend.


Jane said...

Score!!! That is so beautifully kept! Just looking at the colors is fun.

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Wow that is a great score well done. I have two containers done the same way and boy it costs a bit to get sorted like that. Enjoy!

rustycupboard said...

oh my what a great find...wish I had beat you to it...have a great day

Crafted by Bairbre Aine said...

Don't you just love organized craft supplies? What a great find! well done on you!
Having just moved to the east coast myself (three weeks ago, from CA to VA) I look forward to finding great thrift shops. My daughter lives in Annapolis, so I look forward to fun road trips hunting for treasures like you've found! :)

Natasha said...

Okay, this reminds me of a story..I have a sister who is OCD (very) and she has her floss like this and sometimes she will dump them all out just to re-organize them again. Gotta love her.


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