Plans to put these gorgeous silky threads found at the op-shop this week to work on some hand stitching. The colours are perfect, a very happy find...
we've had stunning sunshiney spring weather the last few days, so it's been a great opportunity to be outside with the power tools, getting the messy prep work done for store stock..
meanwhile, overgrown hedges and garden beds are calling out for a some attention, so hopefully I'll manage to get a little creative out there as well. Don't forget to join my birthday giveaway lovely friends!
head over here for loads more creative spaces...
What lovely old spools!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you do with them!xx
Oh I love those old wooden cottone reels! Enjoy the sun! Unfortunately I'm stuck in the office at work all day today.ReplyDelete
There's nothing better than vintage spools. They look so pretty.ReplyDelete
Have fun with your pruning!
Yes, loving the old spools, what is it about vintage haberdashery!!ReplyDelete
It's great when you stumble across an op shop find that leads to more inspiration. Happy stitching!!!ReplyDelete
I have a terrible habit of hoarding anything on a wooden spool. :) Your finds are lovely, Mel. Enjoy them...ReplyDelete
Oh those spools are divine! Great find :) Have fun in the garden! KxReplyDelete
Enjoy your sunny weather. I am absolutely enjoying the chill in the air over here. It is nice to work outside though.ReplyDelete
I have been itching to splurge on some wooden spool lots over on ebay but holding off. These are a great find.
hi mel...i'm always on the hunt for those old spools of lovely thread, but have had zero luck in the thrift stores yet. i bet they'll look great stitched up.ReplyDelete
Oh wow what a find!! I know what you mean about the gardens... Just going to check out your giveaway!!ReplyDelete
Ahh, wooden spools- love them!ReplyDelete
those old spools are just wonderful. I look forward to seeing what you do with them xoReplyDelete
Fabulous find, can't wait to see what you do with them too! Hope you are having a lovely week xoxReplyDelete
Yes Mel, you must post whatever you create with the vintage thread! It's a beautiful day for gardening here in Tassie today too - nothing like sunshine to inspire creativity!ReplyDelete
I do love those old spools and I'm thrilled whenever I find some. Sounds like lots of productivity at your house, while we have been having a lazy day here. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous thread spools, our modern day plastic spools just don't have the same character.ReplyDelete
Have fun with your new project and the rest of your plans.
Go the handstitching - forget the garden!ReplyDelete
I have a grand total of one wooden spool in my collection! ha ha Nice work.ReplyDelete
I love wooden spools! I tend to hoard them though unless one of them has just the colour I need at the minute. Hope you got a little gardening done.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, love old wooden spools with all different colours on them!! They look great all piled together in a lovely bowl - I'll have to do that!!ReplyDelete
Hmmm, weeds, gardening..... yep, I need to do some of that too. Now that the weather is getting to be so nice, I don't have much of an excuse!
I think that feeling of finding what you really needed it one of the best there is. Enjoy the sunshine.ReplyDelete
Ahh you know how much I love those vintage finds Mel! I have great plans for all my wooden reels. You can do some many creative things with them besides use the thread for sewing! :o) xReplyDelete
My garden is looking a tad needy as well! Put it on the list I spose! Love the thread, aren't the old reels gorgeous? Hope you have more sunshine tomorrow Mel, enjoy your weekend xoReplyDelete
oh those wooden spools with the perfect patina only age can give divine! looking forward to seeing what you create with them.ReplyDelete
great oppose pick up there, good on you. i know what you mean. this time of year the sun shines on your world and you just want to roll up the sleeves and get into itReplyDelete
Its so wonderful you can still garden our ground is freezing.ReplyDelete
hope you made it out to the garden,ReplyDelete
it was so gorgeous today.
I love love wooden spools!ReplyDelete
Happy hugs for a lovely weekend. xx
I love checking out an artist's tools. That little scalpel looks the business!! xReplyDelete
Beautiful photographs of your lucky finds. I'm intrigued to know what you are doing with the power tools! Hope you managed to get out into the garden. It's gorgeous sunshine here too. Heaven!ReplyDelete