Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thread In A Jar


Spools of thread in a big glass jar.
Color inspires me.
And makes me happy.
So these sit on a shelf near my sewing machine.


Where do you keep thread?

(In the background- another sneak peek at the Christmas project I'm working on.)




52 comments:

  1. Everything looks better in a jar. I have a couple of big jars full of vintage spools of thread. They look so pretty. Loving yours!

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    1. When I saw the pictures of yours, I knew I had to do a post about mine. :-)

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  2. Lots of gorgeous colours there Gayle and I love the wooden spools.
    My threads are all on plastic reels and I keep them in plastic boxes made for cotton reels. Not as lovely as your jar....

    Claire x

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    1. Claire, you have them all organized in boxes made specifically for them, so you can go right to them when you need them. That is a good thing. I would have to dig if I needed to use something on the bottom. But this jar is more decorative. The white and ecru threads that I use most often are in a tin, in a drawer of my sewing desk.

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  3. Very pretty-love the colors! I need to find some of those great wooden spools for crafting. My thread is in a sewing basket. Happy Sunday:@)

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    1. I find empty wooden spools at our local fabric recycling store and sometimes at vintage shops.

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  4. It s a shame but mine are all together in a box, i need to organize them.

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    1. Hi Baukje, the most important thing is that you do have them together, and you can find them when you need them.

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  5. Perfect timing! Sorting out my sewing room I am looking for clever storage ideas and here you have one! I have lots of older thread in a basket which takes up space, your idea is much better.
    The green patches in the background look lovely - can't wait to see what you make!
    Gill xx

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    1. You'll have to take pictures and share them with us!

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  6. I hate to admit but mine are all in a box :( I have a big jar I'm going to dig out and fill up with thread, thanks for the neat idea.

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    1. Boxes work. At least the threads are together. :-)

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  7. My stash of thread looks a lot like yours. Most of it was my grandmother's. I have it in a Singer sewing machine tin. Having it in a glass jar is a great idea!

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    1. Some of these spools belonged to my husbands mother.

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  8. Love your sewing inspiration. The wooden spools of thread in the jar look so pretty. The fabric in the background look like a nice Christmas project; so soft color green! Look forward to seeing what it will be.

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  9. Such pretty eye candy. I don't sew, but I'd gladly fill a jar of pretty thread in a big glass jar!

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    1. Kim, you do so many other types of crafts, it doesn't matter that you don't sew. And your craft-room is filled to the brim with awesome eye candy!

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  10. I keep mine in the drawer of the vintage Singer Sewing machine I bought years ago..treadle kind.
    Love the fact yours are all wooden spools. I have some in a vintage thread display case.
    But your right, the colors are very cheerful to have near by.

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    1. How lovely to have a vintage machine and table, with drawers to put the thread in. The whole thing would be inspirational, not just the thread.

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  11. Delightful photos! These tiny wooden spools remind me of my grandmother. The colors look wonderful in your jar. Wishing you a very nice Sunday.

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    1. Some of the spools came from my MIL's home.

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  12. They look lovely - good enough to eat (like a jar of boiled sweets!) I'm afraid mine are just hidden away in a sewing basket.

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    1. MIne used to be hidden away. A couple of years ago I re-organized my sewing space and added enough shelf space to display a few more things... like these spools of thread.

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  13. Pretty! I have vintage canning jars with old wooden spools of thread in my sewing room. The thread I use is in a drawer of the sewing cabinet, at arms reach.
    Could your project be a tree skirt?

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    1. The white and ecru threads I used most often are in the drawer of my sewing desk. OR already threaded on the machine. No, it is not a tree skirt, but I would like to make one of those someday.

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  14. Already I am wondering if you are making a tree skirt for under your Christmas tree...and I love the way you've chosen to display your small spools of color! I see all of the wooden spools and think you have a treasure trove!

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    1. Dianna, These are a treasure for sure. Several came from my late MIL. (SIL's, who are not sewers, trashed a whole bag of sewing items. I retrieved that bag and brought it home.)

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  15. My thread is inmy sewing table and on
    a shelf. I also have a tin and a cannister
    full of embroidery thread.

    M : )

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    1. That embroidery floss is a whole other can or worms. Mine is still in a little wooden sewing box... not ideal, but it will have to do for now.

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  16. Pretty! Color makes me happy, too.
    I hardly have enough spools of thread to put in a jar!
    I do, however have jars full of fabric, rag balls and fabric yo yos!

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    1. Your jars of rag balls and yo-yos are really pretty, Holly!

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  17. So sweet! I keep my in jars, too!! I have an old Crisco jar that I keep some in that is fun! Have a great week! xo Heather

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    1. Blogs like yours are a huge inspiration to me.

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  18. Hi Gayle! That is a beautiful jar of thread! I love color, too and it's interesting to me how I respond to it. Your jar gives me a warm, homey feel. Have a nice week! Twyla

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    1. Warm and homey are two of the nicest things anyone could say. Thank you, Twyla.

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  19. from here on, I'm keeping thread in a glass jar...love this idea, even better than on the thread holder on the wall.

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    1. :-) One of the many reasons I love blogs- we can share ideas easily.

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  20. This is very pretty! I just keep my thread in my sewing box.

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  21. What a fun way to store your thread! It's so cheery! If I knew a thing about sewing, I would store mine the same way. :)

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  22. Love this idea, bright and cheery.

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  23. This is beautiful, Iove to see thread in a jar! I have mine on wooden spool racks.

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  24. I love colorful thread almost as much as I love colorful buttons. Very nice. I like to display my threads on my craft table. I took a styrofoam tree shaped, wrapped it in an old embroidered dish towel, glued different sized nail in it, and made a turntable from an old CD and its holder. Now they're right at my fingertips.

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  25. What a fun and creative way to store your thread! Your very own "thread tree"! :-)

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies