I found this photo on Pinterest a long time ago (the original can be found here and here) and finally decided that I needed to try it. This is my attempt:
I have been using a lot of embroidery thread lately when making my felt clutches. Before, I just kind of tossed all of my thread together so it got tangled easily and required lots of digging around to find a piece that was just the right size. I realized that, if I'm going to keep sewing so often, then I really need to be more organized. So one evening when I really did not feel like being productive, I did this, instead.
It's the perfect task to do while listening to a book on tape or watching a movie. Or maybe watching the first season of Downton Abbey on Netflix. Anyway, the point is, this is the task you do when you don't really want to do anything - because it's helpful and really should be done (if you're super unorganized, like me), and it's easy.
Now I just need to figure out where to put all the clothespins...