I've gotten a good start at organizing my embroidery floss. It's taking a bit longer than I thought, but I keep telling myself that it will be worth the effort.
At any rate, they look pretty lined up on my table.
A few of you had asked about the greying solution I used on the pins, so I thought I'd clarify just a bit.
I take an old jar and fill it with about 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar and add a pad of steel wool. I used 000 steel wool, but I suspect you could use any grade, or even other steel objects like nails. I let my solution sit for 24 hours, remove the steel wool, and use this solution to paint on the wood. The solution you saw in yesterday's post has been around a while and it is quite rusty. A new solution will still be clear, not rusty and scary like mine. Be sure to use a jar that you don't mind getting covered in rust.
I dunked the clothespins in the solution, shaking the jar until they were fully coated, then removed them to dry. After they dried, I rinsed them well with water and dried them again. You'll get different effects depending on the type of wood you use, and you can also choose to water down your solution for a more subtle effect. It's good fun.
Hope that helps. Happy Tuesday!