15 February, 2012
I had been putting supplies away little by little as they accumulated, then got a little fuzzy on how much I had and where. Since I plan to do something eventually with it all, the storage method was unsatisfactory. I was doing well with unspun fibre but not with my handspun. I had placed skeins higgledy-piggledy into a couple of white cotton pillow slips and put them in banker boxes in a closet.
Now the skeins and a few other fibrous things are inside individual zippered plastic bags lined up on the shelves of a solid wood bookcase. The photo shows the shelves partway done.
I got the bookcase recently for very little money at a second hand shop. It's a lightweight bookcase, I got it home by myself. It's a shallow style, the kind that safety-minded people avoid because it can tip over. I propped up the front legs with thin shims of cork to ward against tipping.
BFL gets its own shelf, third from the top.
I dislike the use of that much plastic. I prefer to store things out of sight but am going with this, at least for a bit.
While sorting I found some misplaced stitch markers. I can scratch "find markers" off my mental list. Also on the topic of organizing and finding homes for things, the stitch markers are now in a sturdy little cardboard box with a frosted plastic cover that slides like a matchbox's. On the topic of keeping things in matchboxes, I am now singing the "Alexander Beetle" song.