I have always found tremendous comfort in organizing and arranging things. Whenever things are really difficult for me, or I'm going through an emotional time, I always find myself engaging in huge, repetitive projects. For example, I might do a 1000 piece puzzle. Or, start a 60,000 stitch embroidery piece. Sometimes, just buying the embroidery floss and arranging each skein on its own plastic card comforts me. (By the way, lately, I have done all of the above.) :)
Recently, I've been creating a Flickr set of DMC floss color swatches. I've never found a site that has the floss colors arranged to my liking, in a way that I can easily search and see every color at once. So, in my spare time, I've found the images and used 2-3 different charts to add color names. I originally had the intention of scanning all my own floss, but I had to stop myself. Knowing my personality, sometimes I have to stop myself from tasks that are too Herculean and weird. :)
What about you? Do any of you out there have odd quirks that bring you comfort?