I admire those who keep their embroidery floss in an orderly fashion -- all neatly wrapped, labeled and organized by colors, shades and dye lot numbers. Admiration or not, I have to admit that I am not one of them.
My threads are in glass jars above my work table. These glass jars are filled to the brim with the various threads which make up my life and my work. Each jar contains a collection of a color selection. All purples together, all rose/pink/coral together, all greens together, all browns together, all rusts and golds together, etc. Its really no way to work efficiently because with each project begun I must get down the jars that will apply to my color scheme and go through each skein of floss.
BUT - that's my joy: sorting, sifting, laying out the various color dye lots. Laying out the shades in light, dark and in between, touching the threads and comparing them for density and shade. Deciding what I will need to add to my 'collection'. Last but not least - filling each jar to the brim with threads that I might or might not use in the future. Sometimes organization is not necessary at all *smile*.
"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable". - Mary Oliver