Saturday, June 18, 2016

memories ...


just an empty spool of thread
325 yards Talon Color # 33 (dark pink)
29 cents ...
 
12, 13 maybe 14 going on 15 years ago when Grandma moved to the nursing home (the Grandview Hilton) ... I got an entire shoe box of thread -- all sizes of spools and all the colors known to sewers everywhere ....
 
I've been piecing and quilting with that thread all these years ... I wound bobbin after bobbin and sewed it up into oodles of quilts (large & small), curtains, clothes, tablecloths, pillow cases, fancy little girl dresses ....
 
This morning -- the last yard of the last spool ---
 
strip piecing some hunks of pink
who knows where the strip pieces will end up
 


 
I think this empty wooden spool was destined to be the last spool.
and soon it will be re-purposed into something equally loved
and it will bring up oodles of smiles and memories.
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

Jenny said...

All those cotton spools have been stitched with love into your quilting, each and everyone reminding you of your beloved granny.