Jun 11, 2013

A newfangled floss holder thingy

Hi!  How's everyone?  Except for walking into a automatic door that didn't open, another run in with the JCP mannequins, and an annoying batch of hives, I'm good.  I can't swallow pills, even small ones.  Recently, vitamins and supplements are coming out in gummies so I purchased CoQ10, B complex, 2 multi vitamins, and some other items so I'm assuming one of those caused the bumps. 
 
I want to thank you all again for the response to my sampler sack.  I must say again, that in my post about the magazine, I stated that I was not happy with their sampler being folded in half to make that bag, so I designed my own based on that shape.  Many readers thought it was the project from SANQ, but it's my own.  I was at the printer today and had problems with print quality.  I'm still trying to put it on one 11x17 sheet instead of two. 
 
 But today I am so excited with my newest brain storm!  First my floss box, now my floss stand!  I had my husband make this for me and I love it.  It slides under the sofa cushion and the floss bags are held in numeric order, suspended from the sturdy arm.  No more bags twisting on a ring.  I can easily see the floss number or color, open the bag and let it hang!  I absolutely love it.  He made a shorter model too for setting on a table.
Ain't it cool???  I'm back to Eliza and also had wood cut for new tags because I'm tired of searching for everything so I'm starting over.  But I couldn't wait to show this off. 
 
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great hump day.
 
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30 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, that's a very cool floss holder thingie. You have a very handy DH! Bummer about the hives. Yikes! Hope they go away fast.

Penny said...

Great idea for the floss holder!! Looks like it is very handy... unlike my plastic bag full of floss in a tangled mess....
Watch out for those mannequins.... and those doors that don't open.... and I hope your hive problem goes away soon!
Penny

Patty C. said...

The only thing I like more than your newfangled floss holder thingy is it's name !!!

Robin said...

Hope your hives are short-lived! Neat idea for the floss holder stand thingy!

Robin in Virginia

Vera said...

Wonderful floss holder thingy. I don't use bags...thread is wound on the bobbins, but I am beginning to not really like them and thinking of a bag life. Hope your hives go away soon. What will you come up with next?????

Primitive Stars said...

Love the floss holder, neat idea......Hives are so bad, I pop a Benadryl, helps me....Francine.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I love the name as well!! hee hee

Pam in IL said...

You have a talented hubby! Glad you have such a useful gizmo. I never would have thought of hanging the floss bags like that.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

I stitch with Gutterman thread :) I know it is used for quilting, but I have used it for years, I could never get used of floss, it always got tangled :)

~*Sharee*~ said...

What a great idea; you need to have him patten it..lol

Hugs, Shar

Kaisievic said...

Very clever. I am always losing my floss!

Penny said...

What a great idea! There is a lot of creativity in your house. :) Hives can be scary - hope they don't last long.

butterfly said...

Great idea, I like to use the plastic bags.

Krista said...

Great new idea! Hope you are feeling better!

Jeanne said...

Very cool floss holder ! Where did you find the plastic floss bags...have never seen those ?

Chris said...

That floss stand is pretty cool.
What happened with the mannequins? LOL

Mary said...

What a clever idea for your floss holder. You could make a mint selling them!

Faye said...

Hmmmm... That is awesomely cool! He'd better patent that idea, and quick!!!

Terry said...

This is VERY clever -- I've been wondering how to sort all my little floss bags.

How is this attached to your table?

karen said...

Love the idea of the floss holder. Hope your hives are better today. Can't wait to purchase your cross stitch pattern!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Brilliant idea that thingy of yours ... and you are so lucky to have a talented hubby too. I can remember my Mom suffering with the hives. She swelled up all over just from picking some weeds by the road side that she thought was pretty. so far I have not had them as I am always collecting all sorts of pods and cones ... hopefully it is not something genetic.
Anyways, Keep away from that JCP place.
Barb

Char said...

That's a pretty cool "floss thingy". You're lucky to a) come up with the idea and then b) have a hubby that can make it so! I've been popping in on your blog but I don't leave a comment - just checking the blogs I follow and then it's on to some other not so fun chore! You have some really nice things you're working on. And yes, I loved the sampler bag! Too cute!

Char

Carol said...

What a neat idea--you and your husband make a great team, Marly!

Maggee said...

THAT is a great thing your husband made for you! Going to show MY husband and see what he thinks! He's handy too! Catching up on blogs tonite... 39 more to go!! Hey that's not bad... it was 127!!Of course, not a lick of stitching was completed today... Sigh...

susanc said...

What a great holder for your floss! Very creative hubby! Hope the hives are better. I now chuckle every time I walk into JCPenney and walk past those dang mannequins! Bummer about the not-so-automatic door. Ouch. Take care and feel better soon! xxx

Akila said...

It's a brilliant idea, and you've coded it so neatly.

Lori said...

Very clever Marly. You certainly are an inventor extraordinaire!
Lori

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly,
Two great things today! So happy to hear about your cousin. It makes such a difference in outlook & recovery to be in your own home. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Thank you.
Nancy M

Anonymous said...

I love your sampler and to enter your kit give away.
Thanks,
Chizuko

Susan said...

Sorry to hear of the bout with hives - nasty things! Your floss holder idea is perfect!! Now to convince my Hubs that I need one and that "yes" he can make it.

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