Friday, December 23, 2011
My mother-in-laws parent's ran a general store when she was young (I think they tried and failed in several locations). In the past, she has sent me lots of ribbon from what they still had. This week (in the box that held the Christmas gifts), she sent me some more stuff from the store including, wooden spools of thread.
There are the typical large spools and small spools (none of the green ones thought), but what surprised me were these spools about the same size as a bobbin - I have never seen them before. Have you? Do you know what they were used for?
There is some pretty lace and ribbon too. I really like the paisley ribbon - there isn't a lot of it though.
She also sent me a huge assortment of wooden embroidery hoops from her crafting days.
Sometimes the best gifts aren't gifts. :)