I’m tired of wimpy thread stands.
Cheap plastic, bendable upright pieces that wave and snap into cheap bits…
What did I even buy these things for?
When I bought one MANY years ago, the base was plastic, but the spindle that holds the spool and the tall arm that lifts the thread were METAL.
I went to buy one of these for the cabin ---and EVERYTHING is plastic. CHEAP.
So cheap that when I opened the package to get the pieces out, the tall upright piece was already cracked. I returned it.
I’ve been looking for a solid heavy duty thread stand since.
Whopper of a Thread Stand! YAY!
I found these on Connecting Threads – These are AWESOME! Even the base is heavy metal – all metal parts, ZERO plastic. And the price was good. About $11.00
I bought TWO --- one for here in the basement studio, and one going up to the cabin.
Did I mention that these are HEAVY!??
I like how high it lifts the thread…nothing interferes with the wheel of my treadle!
I’m still piecing columns for the blue backing –
Leftover blue borders will be thrown into the mix --
And some odd orphan blocks for fun here and there….
See my one left over Celtic Solstice Star?!
JUST SAY NO!!
Now this is something I am definitely saying NO to-- This is one fabric I do not think has been cut SMALL ENOUGH – it’s still way to ugly to even look at…..Oh geeeze….can I just cut this whole lot into narrow strings? *Shudders*
I’ll be spending my evening treadling parts together into this back….I might have something to show you tomorrow!
And Just for fun – I’ve got a hysterical story to share from Shelley B ---
My family was skiing at Sugarloaf in Maine this weekend. I don’t ski, I just go for moral support and to watch the dog. On our way back home to CT, we stopped for lunch in Farmington. Trying to find the McDonalds, we passed Pins and Needles Fabric and Yarn store. Near the McDonalds was Gifford’s Ice Cream. I thought I remembered that from your blog a while back. hmmm
After lunch, my husband and daughter left in their car. My son was with me in the van and I said, “sorry Jake, we have to go back to the quilt store”!
So I choose my fabrics, the store lady cuts them and I’m paying. I give her my Visa card which I have had customized with a photo of my Lazy Sunday quilt. This is the conversation that ensued...
shop lady (SL from here on out): “ooohhh, nice card”
me: “Very few people appreciate that but I knew you would. That’s actually my quilt top. It’s called Lazy Sunday and was a Quil...”
SL: “It was in Quiltmaker! I LOVE Bonnie Hunter quilts! I saw this but didn’t make it yet”.
She proceeds to show me pictures on her phone of quilts she’s made from your patterns. My ipad is in the van so I go get that and we have a small digital Show and Share.
SL: “Do you follow Bonnies blog? She was here teaching a little while ago”.
me: “Yes I remember that. I thought I remembered Gifford’s from her posts about being here”.
SL: “Did you see the post about Mary who makes stilettos from turkey lacers”?
me: “Yes, I saw those. They were so pretty. I printed the directions to make one but never did”.
SL: “Well, I’M MARY! STAY RIGHT HERE!”
She runs down the stairs and comes back up and gives me my very own turkey lacer stiletto. We are both laughing.
OMG, how funny is that?Hahahaha! Thanks for making me laugh today, Shelley! This was a riot! ((Wish I had been there!)) And how awesome of Mary -- Love her to pieces, lacers, stilettos and all!
Bonnie, you’re bringing us together all over!
However you spend your Thursday night, enjoy it!