I was reading some blogs and I came across Anna's and I decided to play along. Here's my answers:
What thread do you usually stitch with? I'm pretty much a DMC girl because it's so easy to find around here. I really enjoy Weeks Dye Works and sub in some to a lot of my smaller projects. I have some silks for specific projects, but I can't really warrant $4 skeins most of the time.
When you shop for threads, do you buy on impulse or do you buy only what you need? I'm a mix here. For DMC, I only buy on my list because I am only missing about 50 colors to have a full set, so chances are I will buy one I already have. For silks, list only. Classic Colorworks, Weeks, Threadworx, Sampler Threads, etc I try to buy on a list, but I also pick up things that are pretty. I have a small collection so I am pretty good at knowing what I already have. I also have a "Floss Checklist" app on my android phone to check against. I also use Google Doc's for my DMC. I'm crazy like that (it's so I can print out the list if so desired).
How do you store your thread? DMC/Anchor/Cosmo are all on bobbins in those plastic floss keeper boxes:
Everything else is in a Floss-A-Way bag with an index card for stability, in the top box in this picture:
How do you sort it? Sorted by manufacturer then by color name (Alphabetical) and DMC/Anchor/Cosmo is by number. I love the rainbow way but then I would NEVER be able to find anything.
What tips do you have for building a stash? Buy slowly, it's not a race and your wallet will thank you.
How much is too much? What a silly question. NEVER.
How do you whittle your stash down when it's gotten too large? I'm still collecting. It's not too much... yet. However, I do like to give away patterns that I've completed and do not plan to stitch again. Friends are always a good place to start!
Do you have a current favorite in your stash? I really like Weeks Dye Works Peacock and Taffeta. My two favorite colors. :)
Come join us and leave a link to your answers in the comments either here or over on Anna's.