Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thread & Bobbin Togetherness...
Without my sewing machine I have been spending time organizing. Here you can see my threads and bobbins are together. No more guessing which shade of ecru is on the bobbin. Writing on my bobbins did not work for me. I would like to give credit to the inventor however they are unknown to me. My grandma used to do this sort of thing decades ago however without the fun buttons.
Because I buy the larger spools of thread more often than the small spools I did go and buy longer wooden golf tees. I used to have a dentist who used wooden golf tees to set my tooth crown. He would have me bite down on the tee while it laid sideways on the crown. I trust the golf tee was not a used one. LOL Oh where was I... Yes, the wooden golf tees. I poked them into a used mailing box for steady holding. These are some fun wooden floral buttons my friend Ana of Scrappy Pink Corner gifted me with. Thank you very much Ana Dear.
Using Glossy Accents or any glue of your choice that would work merely affix the button onto the tee top. Let them dry until set. I didn't add thread to these like the others in photo one. If adding thread...do it before the gluing. Now I am ready to keep bobbin and spool together in my sewing cabinet drawer.
I am not making a lot of progress on my Fellowship of the Flowers. Instead I am enjoying the few I have already prepped for stitching. Here is a finished project using one of my flowers. I made a wool felt bag and added the flower for interest. I blanket stitched it onto the finished bag. Hearts and flowers are always in season in my world.
We are awaiting a storm which is supposed to bring us some good soaking rain and snow in the mountains. It is chilly and breezy so I can feel the storm coming. It is time for me to go outside and do a little weeding while I can. I have the perfect stretch to accomplish this afternoon.
I am enjoying lots of blog hopping. Welcome to my new followers and comments. I read and enjoy every one. I will be busy in the studio when time allows. I am currently going down memory lane as I sort through some things. I save every bit of everything anyone sends to me. I love it all. I am honored to have such great blogging friends. I will be surprising someone soon with something. I do not like to have give-aways on my blog. Instead I like to honor my faithful followers with a surprise from time to time. If you have never shared your snail mail address with me and you would like to do so then please email it to me. My email is in my profile. You never know when I may send along a surprise bit of mail. Hmmm...
Enjoy Creating and Making Your Joy Blissful Everyday...
Posted by Createology at 2:30 PM
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Hi Sherry! You made me smile again! I had a rather difficult two days at work, so i look forward to this relaxing time when I get home. Thank you for sharing the goodness that you ARE.ReplyDelete
Sherry, you may very well be one of the smartest people I know! Your use of a golf tee is shear brilliance!ReplyDelete
enJOY a lovely evening,
Very nice idea to use the golf tees. Love it. Glad you have put some of the buttons I shared with you to good use. Hope you and Mr. C are doing well. AnaReplyDelete
Those golf tees are such a great idea!! They look fabulous with the buttons attached!! So, so clever!! Have a great evening :)ReplyDelete
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Oh, how I long for the days when I was that organized! Would you like to come for a visit? I'm sure I could challenge your organizational skills! ;-)ReplyDelete
EXCELLENT tip, my friend - LOVE the golf tees...and as long as he didn't yell FORE while fixing the tooth, I think you were ok. Hope you get all the rain you can handle...and then send it my way!ReplyDelete
You are brilliantly creative with these! xoReplyDelete
What a clever idea for the golf tee!!!! I just told my hubby I need some!!!! Thanks clever lady!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I like this idea a lot. I may have to make some of my own. Not only are there different shades of ecru but I have different thread types that can easily get confused with each other. Thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
you are filling your time well whilst the machine is away being serviced. What a good idea with the bobbins. love those flowers on your bag. My garden is in desperate need of weeding, as we have had such a mild winter the weeds have thrived, even the grass is growing but far too wet to mowReplyDelete
Oh I love the bobbins! Such a great organising idea. What a nice way to use Shell's flowers too.ReplyDelete
More rain/snow wonderful!!! Those golf tees are a great idea. I worked in dentistry for years and yes we too used golf tees for seating crowns. I have been on the receiving end of your surprise gifts and they are like a snail mail hug! Love how you used the flower on your bag, Shell if full of great ideas with her wooly designs.ReplyDelete
Sherry, that golf tee idea is a great one! Love the bag and your flowery touch is perfect. Like Magpie above, I too have been on the receiving end of one of your lovely mailbox surprises. You are just as sweet as the come!!! xoReplyDelete
Cute! I just shove my pairs in plastic baggies! ;)ReplyDelete
That is a brilliant idea:)ReplyDelete
Brilliant Sherry! A most inventive way to use golf tees - now I know what to do with the ones I empty out of my husband's pants prior to laundering :)ReplyDelete
Those are a great idea and sew cute!ReplyDelete
I woke up to the rain, I hope you did too.
What a great idea, Sherry! And such a cute bag, too! I love to organize, and sometimes have more fun doing that than creating!ReplyDelete
Hope the rain came and stayed for a while. hugs
What a cute and useful idea, I almost wish I sewed so I could use these, lol. ~DianeReplyDelete
PS for a different take on this see my friend Joys blog. http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2014/02/sewing-organization-tip-storing-bobbins.html
Hi Sherry, What a brilliant idea and so useful. Love this. Your flower bag is lovely. You are so talented with everything you do.ReplyDelete
I love organization of all kinds.
Hope you got some much needed rain.
Have a great weekend.
You are a genius....Your dentist...Not so much lol. You are the sweetest person to send little gifts to bloggy friends!ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry, The golf tee is a great idea! I have some very large spools with 1 inch diameter holes that I don't think a golf tee would fit so I'll have to keep using my pins. I don't have the problem with fraying threads. Do you have a tip for a place to buy mass amounts of tees at a great price? Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to 1CardCreator Diane for referring my blog to you.ReplyDelete
Very neat idea with the golf tees and your bag looks beeeootiful!ReplyDelete
Sherry, you are one of the most positive bloggers I read..you always cheer the gloomiest day! It's not surprising that people would send you little happy treats...you are a cheering friend to many.ReplyDelete
I hope you had fun with the first swap with A Swap For All Seasons.
It's an awesome idea to use golf tees to keep the threads and spools together. The bag is lovely. I hope you'll get some wonderful spring weather soon.ReplyDelete
What great organizing ideas!ReplyDelete
Pretty. Darn.Smart. I love how creative you are in organizing your bobbin threads-- it's ingenuous actually!!ReplyDelete
Your little bag is just the cutest ever-- the addition of your quilted flower makes it just perfect:)
I love this idea! I wonder if my son might share some of his tees... :) blessings, marleneReplyDelete
I love the thread and bobbin idea. Thank you so much. I think some of those tees will find a way into my secret Santa projects this year!ReplyDelete
I love your golf tee idea - especially the buttons on the tops, Sherry! You're so darn clever!ReplyDelete
I'm having fun watching Shell's BOM flowers and using one of yours on a purse was genius! Be sure to share with Shell. She'll really appreciate it!
love and hugs,
You are absolutely brilliant!!! I love the golf tee idea....ReplyDelete
I love those thread n bobbin tees. Adorable and brilliant. Like you, my friend!!ReplyDelete