For years and years (yes, it's been that long), at a time when I lost myself, my craft room grew and grew to the point where I mentally couldn't even think of how I would begin to organize it. I had way too much yarn and no place to put it. Over the years, I would go into the room in an attempt to clean it up, but I ended up just moving stuff from one stop to another. I mean, it was so frustrating!! Then, somehow, a light bulb went off and I have done quite a bit of organizing and cleaning up (and throwing away) stuff I no longer use. Do you want to know what my light bulb moment was? My yarn winder. Honestly. When I got that 'tool' (see post below) I was excited getting it because I thought I'd finally get all those scraps balls of yarn wound up and stacked instead of just stuck in bags. Wow. Once I started winding yarn, well, I haven't stopped yet. I will be posting pictures soon, too.
So yesterday I was winding more yarn when I asked Donald what his most favorite tool was. He finally admitted that a tool that used to be his dad was his favorite. Then he asked me what mine was. I told him that after my sewing machine, it was definitely my yarn winder!
I do have to admit that when our daughter moved into the basement apartment, she was giving some stuff away that she didn't need anymore. One item she was done with was a sweater shelf thingy that hangs in a closet. I kept looking at that thing wondering what I could do with it. Finally, I decided I was going to lay that thing out lengthwise and fill my yarn skeins in it. So I have three of them on my shelves. That has really helped with my organizing, too.
Stay tuned for pictures!