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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vintage Threads.

Good morning to you all ( I think it is still morning). Had a bit of a late night last night...out stitching. We had a great night. We christened friend Theresa's lovely new home with needle and thread and lots of chatter and laughter. (Missed you Rob xx) I worked on my red hexies...
I have been arranging them and I am starting to stitch them together....love them!
Today I am playing with these Chrissy gifts....just a peek now.
Well I hope I am as I have a very sore, swollen, infected finger thanks to a long and nasty rose thorn piercing it just below my knuckle...ouchie!! Don't know what is worse the finger or taking the antibiotics.
Enough of the self sympathy and on to the vintage threads.
Yesterday morning I had a visit from a friend of my Mum's who is a beautiful crocheter and used to do a lot of gorgeous embroidery. Norma can't do a lot of it anymore due to ill health. She wanted me to have this little treasure of hers because she said she knew I would love it.
The thread inside this box is over 100 years old and was given to Norma by an elderly stitcher when she was a young woman.....want a peek inside????
They feel so silken and are just beautiful and in perfect condition. There are several missing indicating their owner used them. I can't help but wonder what she was working on and I hope she would approve of them now being in my care..the stitcher's name was Mrs Udell. Very special indeed. Thank you Norma xxx

ANOTHER STOLEN QUILT ALERT!!!
I did not think I would be posting about another stolen quilt. I hope to have a photo to show you shortly but I wanted to alert everyone as soon as possible.
A quilt featuring stitchery angels and burgundy and mustard pieced sashings plus $400 worth of raffle tickets was stolen from the car of a member of the Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre Craft group known as the Queens Beez in Springwood Qld. What makes this truly awful was that it was made by volunteers as a raffle to assist youth in crisis and there is about 400 hours of work in it. So if anyone offers you a raffle ticket for sale or you see a quilt like this please contact Springwood Police Station on 0733878333. Hopefully I will have a photo soon.
That's it from me folks.
"Be kind to yourselves and let others leave you better for the experience." Because 'Kindness' no matter how small has the power to bring about amazing things.
Blessings Michelle xxx


24 comments:

  1. As always, your stitching is just lovely Michelle. Gorgeous threads, how special that they are now in your good hands. Will you try stitching with any of it?

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  2. ooo love those hexies & sneak peek. Oh those threads look absolutely gorgeous. Hugs,xx

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  3. If only the thread could talk. Your hexies look good. Hope your finger heals quickly Michelle. Sharyn:)

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  4. Oh how terrible about the stolen quilt. Your threads are a definite treasure, and how special to be chosen to receive them. Hexies are looking good.
    Hugs xx

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  5. Lucky you with those threads. You will have to do something extra special with them. Hope the finger improves and I can't understand why anyone would steal a quilt! Karma will happen.

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  6. I cannot believe another quilt has been stolen, what is it with some people have they no decency!
    Hope your finger is feeling better so you can work on your pretty hexies, love the creaminess of those threads only age can mellow threads to such a lovely hue I am soooo envious, enjoy working with them :) Barb.

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  7. Love your hexies Michelle and the sneak peek at that reindeer, it is so cute. What is wrong with people that they have to pinch a quilt????
    Hope your finger is healing ok, those roses are beautiful but nasty with the thorns! The threads are beautiful!
    keep those fingers of yours safe!!
    xx

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  8. Ohh how exciting to be given such lovely thread...will you use them???
    Hope your finger gets better soon, nothing worse when stitching...grrr @ another stolen quilt...hope they find the culprits soon!!!

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  9. Oh that is sad about the quilt; I do hope it turns up. Probably on somebody's bed now..
    Love that little blue bird, how cute is that - and your red hexies. You are incredibly productive with your sewing Michelle.

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  10. Do hope that finger is much better today. The threads look gorgeous.

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  11. such lovely work you are doing Michelle and i hope your finger heals quickly,love your sneak peeks and boy i dont believe another quilt taken and the tickets looks like someone knew what they were doing,hope they catch that dishonest person.xx

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  12. your hexies are coming together beautifully.
    those threads are so precious. I hope you will enjoy them lovingly.

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  13. What an amazing thread treasure. Are you going to use some on something special?

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  14. You're doing well, working with such a boo boo!! Hope it heals quickly!! Those hexies are charming. I love the red borders. I'm probably going to need to know where I can get the pattern/directions for them. They are kind of irresistible. Those threads are delicious. Imagine-over 100 years old. Wow!

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  15. Loving your hexies Michelle. That finger sounds nasty - hope it's better soon. Oh my those threads are amazing - how lovely she wanted you to have them

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  16. Hope your finger is better soon. Roses are so beautiful but the thorns really are horrid.

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  17. Lovely to see your stitching but this rose thorn injury is not good news. I hope the infection goes away very quickly.
    And those threads look beautiful What a lovely story to go with them.

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  18. Your hexies are looking great Michelle. What gorgeous threads and they are over 100 years old! WOW! Hope your finger heals quickly.

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  19. some lovely stitching you are doing Michelle... how precious are those threads... will be hard to decide what to sew with them?
    so sad about that quilt....
    Hugz

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  20. ... oh and hope your finger gets better soon.. stop sticking it upright at your Hubz!!
    Hugz

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  21. Your hexies are beautiful and your arrangement of them is lovely. Your threads are a wonderful treasure! Hugs Wendy

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  22. Lovely hexies...and that thread...and I am so sorry to read about your quilt.....

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  23. Your hexies look wonderful. Your stitching is always so pretty. Oh boy I know how you feel my rose bushes do the same thing to me, and I think there is nothing worse it really hurts for a while. That just breaks my heart that someone would talk a quilt. I am so sorry.
    Hugs
    donna

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  24. The threads are beautiful Michelle, how lovely that they were given to you as caretaker. Do you think you will have a play with a skein?

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