Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
It’s our holiday today! And it’s the first day of spring! What a great coincidence. Are you doing something quilty or springy to celebrate?
In the discussion at our guild meeting on Thursday night questions came up about using old thread. Several ladies mentioned being given loads of thread by friends who are cleaning out houses or closets. I too have been the recipient of lots of old thread. I have a lamp that has a base which can be filled with whatever you wish. I put a bunch of the spools, completely randomly, into the base. It sits near my favorite reading spot. (Bought the lamp at HomeGoods.)
I hate to throw away things that I could use down the road for “something”. I’m sure if you enjoy crafting you also know that feeling of not throwing things away because “I could use that for….” If you have a bunch of thread spools in your stash you might like to browse one of my pinterest boards where I keep ideas for them. There are a few Easter/spring ideas that I may have to try out since they have now been brought to the forefront of my crafty brain. The board includes some ideas that were intended for using wine corks. I thought that they could easily be tweaked for spools. Click here if you’d like to look.
comment prompt: What quilty project have you made that has bunnies or spring flowers on it?