My Grandma, who was an amazing seamstress, passed away a couple of years ago, and we had been meaning to sort through her sewing notions and thread and fabric for a while. She had an amazing range of colors represented in her thread, and we sorted it by color (and had some fun playing around with building towers from the spools). I plan to display these on a wooden thread rack, where all the colors can brighten up my room.
The last time my mom visited, she brought along the thread, plus a few bins of my Grandma’s sewing items for us to go through together. We picked out some cool vintage items to use and display in a shadowbox.
We also got carried away building thread towers…
I didn’t really start to sew and quilt until after my Grandma had passed away, and it’s one thing I wish I had picked up a little sooner, because I would have loved to have shared it with her. I’m so glad we had a chance to do this, and to choose some special items to use and display. It’s nice to have some of my Grandma’s vintage notions and thread in my sewing space.