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01 May 2011

Rainbow of thread

Look at this case full of rainbow loveliness I discovered in my mum's sewing room earlier this afternoon.


Rainbow of thread by Samelia's Mum
Rainbow of thread, a photo by Samelia's Mum on Flickr.

I mentioned to mum that I'd bought some perle thread to have a go at hand quilting with it. 

A light bulb went off in her head and she rummaged, then rummaged some more and came out with her old make up case - you know the heavy duty ones from the 60's that even have a lock on the clasp?

She opened it up and it was like we'd discovered buried treasure.

These lovelies now have a new home here in my sewing room. Thanks mum!

18 comments:

  1. What a lucky find, now to get creative with it :)

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  2. Lucky YOU! Such pretties hidden from view just won't do!

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  3. Lucky YOU! Such pretties hidden from view just won't do!

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  4. I am drooling looking at this pic!

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  5. Lucky you!! Don't forget to show us what you make with them :) Barb.

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  6. That really is the best burried treasure! Now... waiting to see what you do with it.

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  7. how lovely...... should keep you busy for a while...
    Hugz

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  8. OH WOW please please send some my way. I went to buy some at Spotlight $5.99 each. I pick mine up at Cobbity Markets where a guy sells them 4 for $10 (I think or there abouts).
    I'm going to do my new grand daughter quilt with cotton perle - I've basted it and now all I have to do is quilt it.
    Have fun with them

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  9. Lucky you , they are amazing and all such delicious colors ,wow!

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  10. Aren't mums great! Lovely inheritance come early - the best way! Tracee xx

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  11. What a find; I wonder how many more treasures she has that you don't know about? Have a great week!

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  12. Wow!! Lucky you!! A treasure chest of possibilities!

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  13. gorgeous colours.........what a great find from your Mum........

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  14. I always feel lucky to have my mum as she lets me troll through her fabrics when I can't find just what I want at the shops! Must be a 'Mum' thing to share around what you have :D. Now you'll have to find projects for all these pretty colours.

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  15. I've used Perle thread for quilting several times and it's lovely to use and gives you a really interesting effect. Have fun!

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  16. How lucky you are!! I love it when I'm a recipient of something like that.

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  17. NOw that is my kind of Treasure!!

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