Apart from yoga, meditation, reading, needlework has to be one of the most serene things to do. Don't lose your needles though, that can create a severe lack of serenity.
--Carole Berman/Jennifer Lazarus The Needlepoint Collection
The first quilt I made was in a class. I remember how proud I was of it; I also remember once I had the binding stitched around the front of the quilt, I was shocked and dismayed to find that I would have to hand-sew it to the back of the quilt. My fellow classmates had the same feelings; we kept inquiring if there was anyway around this hand-stitching aspect of the project. I bit the bullet and painstakingly finished it.
Fast forward fifteen years and it seems like hand-stitching has become my primary method of creating my works. Now I cannot imagine a day without picking up a needle and thread to sew.
As my love of hand-sewing grew, so did my collection of embroidery thread. I soon found that I had embroidery threads tucked everywhere in my studio. Alas, I found a cabinet from DMC that solved my problem perfectly. I now feel organized!
Below are photos of my cabinet and my embroidery stash.