Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Worm Storage

I have subscribed to the Wool Street Journal since it's first edition was published. In a recent issue, Bonnie (the editor) shared how she stores her leftover worms in clear glass jars - sorted by color - so she can always find what she needs - and she asked readers to share what they did with their worms. I snapped a couple pictures of my little chest and sent them off to her - and promptly forgot all about it. Last week I received my new issue of the magazine in the mail and was surprised to find those pictures near the centerfold! How fun! So I thought I'd share them here too. I bought this little chest at the thrift store several years ago for $15.


I think it was designed to store CDs, but the little compartments work perfectly for my color-sorted worms. It sits right near my hooking chair, so I can just lean over and see if there's anything in there that will work for my projects.


A couple months ago I visited my friend Sharon and finally got to see the antique set of drawers that she purchased last summer - she uses this to store her worms - and other supplies. Her's is SO much bigger - and nicer - than mine. I wish I could talk her into a swap! Can you say E-N-V-Y-? LOL
 
How do YOU store your worms?

15 comments:

Jo-Anne said...

I think I could really get into hooking....I just don't know where to start! :) Just looking at all those "worms" makes me happy! haha!
I also think your hexi eye spy quilt turned out great!
Have a great day~
Jo-Anne

Barb said...

That is soooooooooooooooooo awesome...great storage for what you need. Great price too.

woolwoman said...

OK - now I'm EN-VI-OUS too ! Of both of your storage systems - Since I hook in a variety of cuts - I 'm not sure how I would arrange - by colors I guess - You can bet looking for something cool like this will be on my list - then I can worry about how to sort LOL ! Melody

Courtney said...

Um...ok, the old worms in a big tote bag that I gave to the young girls in my rug hooking after school program. And the good ones are currently in an antique bowl on my couch...I have a long way to go! Guess what I'll be scouting out for at the antique/thrift stores?
Courtney

Kim said...

Sadly, they are all over the house in little ziploc bags. I love your storage chest.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
You've done hooking on TV, now in a magazine. What next? Your storage is great ~ and so organized...sigh.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

whitey said...

I see gummi worms

Tracey said...

Congratulations, Gayle, what an honor! It took me a second to figure out what worms were, but once I saw the picture I totally got it!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm not a hooker but I love your chest and storage system. Congrats for getting your pics in the magazine! Now that's exciting!

Carol Miller said...

Gayle...I think this is such a fabulous idea...especially the part where you can just lean over, open a drawer and take a peek whilst sitting right there in your hooking area ! I may need to do this ! Best regards, Carol in Az

Margie said...

What a great little storage chest...terrific for all those worms. I love your idea and will be on the lookout for something similar. Mine are in little bags in a huge "worm" basket and I hate it.

Grace to you,
Margie

acorn hollow said...

Oh you are so nice and neat. I have a big basket and never go back to look at them. I need to get to that.
Cathy

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great way to store those worms!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for your photos and ideas. It was fun with you at rug hooking yesterday. I'll pop back soon to see the photos of all the rugs you took pictures of yesterday. How fun is that that your chest was featured in the magazine--as it should be!Congratulations yu creative friend.

Angie Berry said...

Well that sure is awesome! Congratulations on the feature! I am addicted to wooden cupboards with drawers, no matter what size they are. I love every piece you have and they work perfect for your wool. Sharon's piece is really awesome, I love the tiny drawers.