After seeing the neat thread organizers that my friend Becky had purchased, I decided that this was something that I definitely needed. I ordered two of these thread cases from Connecting Threads. They are wonderful, there is space on both sides of the container for thread. I organized it by color, one cases has all neutral threads the other one has all of my different colors. I still have some spools that wouldn't fit but for the most part all of my thread is now wonderfully organized.
After the thread came working on patterns. I admit that I am a pattern alcoholic. I have so many patterns, some I have used others I just hope to use one day! I had been keeping them in the original plastic bag they were purchased in a unfortunately had just been throwing them in plastic tubs. Anytime I wanted a pattern I had to look through all of the tubs. Not easy, which also lead to purchasing duplicates of several patterns. I am in the process of putting all of my patterns in plastic sleeves and placing them in binders. I have some already done, and thought that I had a photo, it must be out there in blog land somewhere. Now if I can just keep everything organized and get to sewing.