Monday, January 31, 2011

Thrifty Spools of Thread ...

I am linking up with Linda of Coastal Charm's NTT.
Linda is also having a giveaway on her blog!

I bought these "spools of thread" after Christmas on sale.    The only thing is I can't put them to use on my sewing machine!  They are 12" and 8" tall.
 But that's okay ... I will put them in my sewing room.
Look how large they are!  I need to peel the prices off.

I went to Yankee Candle after Christmas and the first thing I saw were these large spools. 
I'm thinking to myself "what are they doing with these?"
 They were marked $1, $2, and $3.  I didn't think twice ... I had to have them.
They are actually made of thick cardboard with yarn wound around them but I love them.

 The sales lady knows me (Amber loved to go in there and buy candles).  I asked her what she had them for and she said they were part of their Christmas display.   I didn't go in there before Christmas and see the display because I didn't need any candles at the time.  I wish I could have seen it!

By this time my husband is thinking I have lost my mind!

I could just see myself sewing with these large "needles"!  The sales lady gave the "needles" to me.  So for $6 I have the largest spools of thread I have ever seen!

This will be my only problem ... our kitty found the string and will have them unraveled if I don't put them up where she can't get to them! 

These are just for fun but they make me smile when I see them!  I may use them in my Christmas decorating next year ... who knows :)

Thanks for visiting and God Bless!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Donna, I love your spools of thread. They are awesome! They will look so cute in your sewing room. I like anything related to sewing. Your cat looks a lot like ours. Hope you got some pretty weather over the weekend like we did. Now it is already cold again! I can't believe that Tuesday is February 1st! Where did January go? Have a wonderful week! Love & blessings from NC!

Linda said...

Love the spools!! The kitty pic is great! Made me smile!! :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They will be a cute decoration in your sewing room. Kitty approves! :D

Mama Pea said...

Those are fun! Yes, your kitty would have a blast with those! These will make great decorations!

Jen in NY said...

Oh I love the spools! I would have snapped them up just like you! Such cute decorations for your sewing room! :-)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love these! What a great find! I have an idea knocking around in my head to make an oversize spool of thread like these with a pin cushion on top...perfect for my craft room!

Marilyn said...

So cute! You could put them with some busy little elves next Christmas. They'd be making me happy, too. ♥♫

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

These are so NIFTY...THRIFTY too!