NEW ARRIVALS – just in time for Valentine’s Day! I’m happy to offer more items that make the perfect gift for people who quilt, stitch and sew. In addition to a note card and a poster, my nostalgic assemblage of vintage spools of thread is now available as a jigsaw puzzle and a spiral bound notebook. Please visit my shop here.
Remember when every household had a wicker sewing box filled with an assortment of threads just like these? My heart-shaped assemblage of vintage spools pays homage to all of the mothers and grandmothers who sewed and mended with skill and patience and passed down their knowledge to the next generation.
JIGSAW PUZZLE: Don’t let its size fool you. I can honestly say that this puzzle is challenging to put together! 300 pieces was plenty big, even for an obsessive puzzle maker like myself. 500 and 1000 piece puzzles would be great, but for a small operation like mine, manufacturing and storing large puzzles isn’t practical and economically feasible. So I compromised on the smaller version.
A couple of years ago, I decided to make an assemblage with my collection of cotton and silk thread. I put some spools on end and some sideways, separating the ones with paper labels from the stamped ones. It was so much fun that I surrounded the heart shape with just about every spool I could find hidden away in my studio.
Rob took a photo of the arrangement and viola, a piece of art!
I’ve collected vintage wooden spools of thread for decades, knowing that someday I’d make something with them. They are beautiful relics of a bygone era that I could never bring myself to throw out because they are a connection to people and places in my past.
I’ve also added more items to my shop that feature my piece Birds of Beebe Woods, including a jigsaw puzzle and notebooks.
Please come on over to my shop and have look. Free Shipping on orders over $75.00 (coupon code FREESHIP75).
A note to my international fans: I’m really sorry, but due to the high cost of shipping overseas, I now only ship within the US and to Canada.
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Marvelous Salley! How lovely for the children at the hospital, and I know just how much I would have enjoyed such delight when a child! From – Kay Parry ( in Wales, far from my much loved and visited Cape Cod!)