Every good little hand applique nut needs silk thread in billions of colors in order to match her fabrics. I have been doing applique for a long time, so you can imagine that I have a good sized collection.
I was finding thread spools all over the place: in various pouches and bags, rolling around my desk, in a couple of decorative bowls. It was getting hard to find the right color when I needed it.
Coincidentally, I recently picked up a vintage modern pot (for cooking!!) from my new favorite Etsy seller - MonkiVintage.
I used it to make noodles a couple of times, but when my collection of applique thread was attempting to take over the house, measures had to be taken.
Is storing your thread in a cooking pot a little strange? Is attaching a wool felt magnet you made to the side of it in order to act as a mini pincushion even more odd?
Well, I'm "otaku" after all, so I guess that explains it.
I recently read this funny article on the living spaces of hard core otaku. I'm not sure I'm this nerdy in fact, but I do really really love to quilt!