But why stop there. Why not put them in DMC color order?
Why??? Because it dawned on me that the "new colors" were added as part of previous color scheme groups and the only way to really "see" that was to buy the color chart. (Clear as mud, right?)
I had studied the DMC color sample card at Hobby Lobby a couple of times, but thought they were only for more professional stitchers...but I decided that I really needed one for this project.
At the time I purchased it, I had no idea that DMC used to have a card on the market with ACTUAL thread samples inside! A little more pricy, but more accurate color-wise. But I'm not a professional, or a counted cross-stitcher, so this DMC "printed color" card will do. Besides, #1 I had a coupon and #2 I never had an actual thread sample card before, so really don't know what I'm missing.
When unfolded you are able to see six pages of all the beautiful DMC colors.
In order to know which colors I have available in my floss boxes, I decided to mark the numbers with tiny black dots. Hmmm, looks like I might have to pick up some 3760, 517 and 3842. They are really pretty colors and would finish off that turquoise color scheme nicely. Maybe I'll wait until floss goes on sale. Ah, that will be a good day....a fun day. (Remember, it's the simple things in life...)
So, with the new chart set up in front of me, I began sorting out my threads, one color-group at a time.
|Here are the two boxes before. The box on the left was for everyday use and contained one bobbin of each color I have and the box on the right held the extra "doubles" of each color.|
|After. Now all of the floss is still in two boxes but all together. This arrangement makes so much more sense.|
Until another day, Happy Stitching!!