This was one of two groups of thread used for Stoney Creek O Holy Night Nativity!!
I've repurposed styrofoam that was used as packaging or have purchased styrofoam from the local craft store.
First thing I do is, using a MS Word document, I make a table and list all the thread color numbers. I also list the blended thread colors (where I have to use one strand of two different colors) and if applicable, other threads such as blending threads (i.e. Glissengloss threads)
As I stitch and make thread changes, I park my needle. I've found that this helps when I have to change thread. Plus using this type of system makes the stitching time go smoother. I like using something like this because I've stitched a few Stoney Creek designs and to be honest I've gotten some threads mixed up due to their being so close in hue or color. Using a needlepark helps with that - keeps the right color with the right number or symbol.
If I am working in a section of the design, I can thread several needles with the thread colors needed and sail through the stitching.
When I am done with stitching for the day, I can put away my needlepark with the needles in tact. When I want to stitch again, everything is as I left it.
Needlepark with symbol used on the chart next to the thread color.
Needlepark in use.
When I've worked on more than one project at a time...