Thursday, August 20, 2009

some additions ... old and new!

A few small things have made their way into my sewing room lately. I consider these 4 very large, old cotton cotton reels a great find! They used to have linen thread on them, but I think they may be used to hold ribbon or maybe lace?
At the quilt show in Levin I picked up some more hand dyed silk ribbon from Cheryl of Cherry Pie Quilts fame, and everyone knows how much I love hand dyed silk ribbon right?! You just never know when you might need some!
Then I received this unmounted stamp set in the mail today, I was extremely lucky and won it on Rachel's Darkroom Door blog, ( was introducing her new range of stamps. This is the Prague series. Her stamps are all gorgeous, but more so when you win them! Thank you Rachel!
Today was my last day of university for 2 whole weeks. We are on mid-semester break. I do have an assignment to work on, but will do it over the 2 weeks, so no stress there. But having a break means I get to spend a bit more time in my sewing room!! And, if the weather stays good, hopefully I can spend time in my garden too.

Happy Thursday to you all,
Carole ;)


Joy said...

Ooooh, 2 weeks to play in your sewing room!! Can't wait to see what you make ;o).
Have a fun break!!!
Joy :o)

Margaret said...

fab line up you've got there, the stamps are super cool! roll on the next two weeks!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your 2 week break Carole. Hope you get load of sewing done. Hasn't the year flown by. I love your wooden spools.
Cheer Jenni S.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Love your spools turned ribbon holders!!!
Congrats on your win of those very original and lovely stamps!!!
Enjoy your break!

Debbi Baker said...

Love those spools and the way you are using them! And great stramps to win - well done. Enjoy your break.

Linda said...

Love the stamps! I need some larger spools! Those are great for keeping lace and ribbon on.... Enjoy your "free" time.