This might be the most clever thread/bobbin storage idea ever - from the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild. To see how this is done and get a few other suggestions - http://www.minneapolismqg.com/2012/09/bobbin-organization.html
The incredible embroidered jackets of Brazilian outsider artist Bispo Do Rosario. Through a myriad of materials and objects (including embroidery, jackets, furniture like sculptures, models and flags) Bispo tried to explain the world to God, whom he thought – much like a parent of a teenager – did not understand his human creation anymore. Do Rosario spent the majority of his life in a mental institution but was given full freedom to express his creative sides.