Monday, 13 May 2013

Getting the Job Done

Picture the scene. It's a drizzly Sunday morning, no more Uni work to contend with, no work at Cath Kidston today. You've got a whole two days ahead of freedom and you decide to get a few jobs done. The type of jobs that take a little time, but are very satisfying.
This was my Sunday yesterday. I filed away the last of my Uni work, did a little cleaning and had the best time organising my thread boxes. Call me crazy, but it was so relaxing to spend time sifting through all my threads and finally getting them into some form of order.

Some of you may remember that when my sister decided she didn't have time for stitching any more (I know, it's practically blasphemy! :P), she donated her stuff to me! She gave me a whole box of various threads and I had to go through and check off the ones I didn't have on my list. Then it was bobbin winding time! It's not my favourite job, but I had the grand prix on in the background :)

Look at all those lovely colours! Going through my boxes really made me appreciate just how lucky I am to have an abundance of crafty goodies. I try not to waste anything and any odd threads that didn't have numbers have gone into a pot, ready to be used to make up some card designs.

After a couple of hours, I was delighted by my efforts. I've got DMC threads in the two larger boxes, and the small box contains Anchor threads and a few unknown colours wound onto bobbins. I think they look quite pretty in a strange way :)

I'll be back soon with a post detailing all of my projects that I've got on the go at the moment. I've got one more meeting at Uni and then I'm officially on summer! I'll have to keep up with my independent studies of course, but there will be plenty of time for craft. I'm itching to get my sewing machine out and have a good play on that :)
Best wishes to all,

PS I have now also officially caught up with blog reading since the start of the year! Now I'm all up to date, I'll be sure to comment a lot more :)


Catherine said...

Wow ~ congrats on finishing another of year of uni!!
I agree winding threads is not the most fun, but the colors do look so pretty when all together!

Lesleyanne said...

Job well done on winding the bobbins. They look so pretty. Congrats on completing another year at Uni.

Sarah said...

Congrats on finishing another year! It's funny how quickly it goes

Carol said...

Oh, I can't believe you've finished another year, Bekca!! Congratulations--enjoy your summer and I hope you find lots of stitching time with those beautifully organized threads :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Bekca congrats on finishing another year!

I find organizing very soothing as well.

gillyflower said...

How satisfying that must have been when they were all put to bed in their boxes - great job Becka!
Wow, the academic year finishing already! Hope you have a well deserved rest and some fun!
My daughter starts uni in September!
Gill xx