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

Unknown said...

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

Melody said...

Oooh what a great find.

Susan Snooks said...

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

Susan Snooks said...

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

MummyK said...

I am drooling looking at this pic!

barb's creations said...

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

Josie said...

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

BubzRugz said...

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

Sue said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Quilt Kitty said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Rachaeldaisy said...

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

Chookyblue...... said...

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

RobynLouise said...

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.

Sewjournal said...

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

Linda said...

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

sunny said...

NOw that is my kind of Treasure!!