Saturday, April 27, 2013

Focusing on Life Week 17: Color/Colour

Like I said yesterday, I've been trying to get back on track with some of my postings. It's Saturday and that means it's time for Focusing on Life. Sally gave us the prompt "Color/Colour". I won't say that this one was a challenge since I have a soft spot for color, and lots of it.
The first thing I thought of for this prompt was my embroidery floss organization. It HAS to be organized by color. The box below is just my traveling box as I have two more boxes with the bulk of my floss. Unfortunately, I haven't been using these boxes lately. Looking at this awesome spectrum though makes me want to pull out a needle and some fabric though.

I also organize my beads by color ass best as I can. Here's a box of seed beads that I keep around just for fun, though it hardly ever sees any real action.


I also snapped a shot of this great striped wrapping paper just before I wrapped up one of my nieces' birthday presents in it.

Yummy right?

So that's my contribution for this week's photo challenge. I can't wait to see how/where everyone else found their color! Hop over to Sally's blog, The Studio Sublime to check out the other contributors.

And, don't forget. . .today's the 3rd Reveal for the Bead Soup Blog Party!!

17 comments:

  1. Love all of your colorful collections of materials. They look so beautiful all together. No wonder you feel like getting into a project. Me too!!

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  2. gorgeous pics! i esp. love the threads - reminded me of when i used to x-stitch - i so miss it :( i would get such pleasure from sorting threads into those lil' cubby holes :)
    have a happy saturday and a great week!
    no 14

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  3. Hope! Welcome back!! wonderful colors and so jealous of your organization of your colors! mine is so haphazard! Your's just makes me want to grab a needle and go!

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  4. Cynthia- That's crazy that the thread gives us the same impulse ;) I do love sorting my colors. I just love that flow of one color blending into the next in that Roy G Biv pattern. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. I'm glancing up at my similarly organized floss box and thinking - stitch!! I used to do counted cross-stitch and in fact have a piece that I should pull out and finish. It's been bagged up for over 5 years I think. At least the colors hold up for when we finally decide to get back to it. : )

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  6. Janet- You are so right about the floss holding up until we have the time. I''m glad to know I'm not the only one who's put away the thread for far longer than they thought. :) Thanks.

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  7. Hi Hope,
    Humm I have a box or two of floss around somewhere and like you it is in order of color scheme. I also, as you already know have tons of seed beads in a wide range of colors, but they are not organized yet. Love the wrapping paper, the bright cheerful colors just makes you want to rip it open to see what is inside the package.
    Therese

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  8. Great photos for this week! I can just look at your threads and want to do something, and I can't even sew :-)

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  9. lol - I'm lauging at myself!! From the thumbnail I thought you had this mad stash of washi tape and as I popped open to read I was colours of envy... tsk, tsk. Then, oh wrapping paper - still very pretty!

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  10. Love that wrapping paper! It's amazing that colour can bring out the yippee!! in us.

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  11. Amazing color!!! I love how you keep your embroidery floss and seed beads organized by color. They look like a wonderful rainbow!

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  12. Wonderful photos. You are so organized. I keep telling myself that I will organize my beads, but I haven't yet.

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  13. I'm loving your colors this week! I have boxes of floss like that and it makes me happy and inspired to open one and look at it!

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  14. Love all your floss organized. It does make me want to stitch too. My floss is hap hazard but my beads are all organized by color. Looking at your thumbnail I thought it was rolls of ribbon. It is pretty wrapping paper though.

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  15. I love your sorted floss colors and then further sorted from light to dark! I think us crafters are all OCD in some form. When my creativity leaves, I go to my craft room and clean it and sort everything. It always gives me lots of great ideas.

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  16. Ahhhhhh! I love all your colors - but that wrapping paper rocks!

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  17. I'm hugely behind as I've been away, but I LOVE your "colour" pics. I never even thought about my own version of the embroidery thread box...I have several LOL!

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