Looks like a mess of thread, doesn't it? I'm far from the tidiest person in the world, but my string is usually a bit better organized than this.
However, these materials were all part of a kit - purchased a number of years back - so, while it's a little messy looking right now, that messiness was far and away offset by the convenience of opening that ziplock bag and having everything I needed for the project right at hand.
I rejoined EGA some months back. There is talk of having an exhibit next year. In thinking of what I might could work on toward that goal, it occured to me that it might be wisest to pull out a couple of kits I bought years ago and finally get them stitched. There are three of them, all from the same designer, and I'm starting with the quickest and my least favorite.
I think it's only my least favorite because it is finished as a hanging ornament with a tassel at the bottom. I'm considering finishing it another way. I really love that center motif.
I'm using the term 'finishing' here fairly loosely as I have been known to do all the lovely handwork and then ignore the finishing for years.