Monday, February 15, 2010

I never expected to own this much


Music Man's grandmother is a very generous woman. And she's downsizing.

Hoping to move into a smaller home in the next year or so, she is doing something very healthy. She's downsizing. And giving all her thread to me.

Actually she sent me home from a recent visit with bags of elastic and lace, jars of buttons, rolls of fusible adhesive, and even her I-mean-business sewing machine. But what really intrigued me were the spools and spools of thread.

There are threads in almost every color, even clear. Some spools are wooden. (can you say 'dollhouse furniture'?)

Some have price tags (this one reads '35 cents.')

Did I mention that there are even many matching bobbins?

Thanks, Gram, for this treasure!


  1. hmmm -- your rainbow collection of threads and bobbins looks VERY similar to mine!!! I guess grandmas just needed to have every single color!

  2. I love both of your collections! I have one too.;-) I grew up sewing with matching thread for everything. I'm a quilter now, and we usually stick to neutrals. I guess I wouldn't have drawers of thread if I'd thought of that sooner!