I have a notion..... that I can't sew. These past few days have been frustrating as I've tried to make curtains, for those of you who correctly guessed what the fabric was for. Sewing tape and hot glue ain't cuttin' it! A friend is coming over to rescue me tonight. Truth is, I don't even own a sewing machine. Jealous of all of you talented seamstresses out there. I have the vision but not the know how.
These spools of thread belonged to a sweet little lady who is 80+ years old . Some of these were her mother in law's. Very vintage.
Look at the prices, marked 15 and 29 cents.
I have a jar of vintage white thread spools. Seems they didn't have a lot of colors back then. Love these primary colors.
Surprise of all surprises, my sweet cousin Angi (Southwest Cottage Designs) sent me a gift. One that I was not expecting.
Wowsa! It felt like Christmas.
Angi and I both have fond memories of our grandmother sewing quilts. Seems she was always working on a quilt.
The colors are so bright and cheery, just the kind of fabric Grandmother Beatrice would have used. I remember her gathering fabric scraps from every possible place. She had a story about the origination of each little remnant.
Angi is like a sister I never had. We talk every week. She's on the west coast and I'm on the east. Yet the fabrics of our lives remain woven together through stitches of love.
I am headed out this week to help a friend, who reads this blog, (love you Tracy!) She isn't asking me to do any sewing thankfully, but we are going to pick out fabrics, paint and decor for her new house!
I'll catch up with you in a few days!
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