New Thread Storage

August 2, 2012

I have to admit, the Olympics have been a huge distraction,  I thought they were going to be great to have on the television in the studio while I am quilting, however I am finding I am stopping to watch more than I am quilting!!  Oh well.  Seems some Olympians require my full attention. :-)   Yes, I know it probably does not look like it from my last several posts, but I AM doing a lot of quilting.  LOTS of quilting!!!

I was noticing recently that my selection of So Fine threads were becoming a little disorganized.  I was starting to store cones in different areas vs. all together.  Not very user friendly.  Again, I went hunting for buried treasures in my home.  I hit the jackpot in my garage this time!!!
Antique wardrobe!!!!  We were using it to store shoes in our garage.  After a little convincing, Scott and our neighbor moved it to my studio.  It is very heavy.
I am so happy with it!!!!  I now have all my So Fine threads organized.  I have lots of room for more.  I have all my books in one place.  The deep drawer on the bottom holds all my magazines!!  It is awesome!!  The handles on the drawer are my favorite.
They are made of walnut.  The wardrobe is another treasure from my grandmother.  I LOVE having it.  Great memories.  I used to spend a lot of time getting into that wardrobe as a child.  She used to store all the board games in there.  There is a door for the front, but I am going to leave it off.  My mom told me that my grandma had always planned on having the wardrobe refinished, but never got around to it.  Scott started refinishing it several years ago, but I think it looks just perfect as is!  My grandma (my dad's mom) had an amazing collection of antiques.  She had a real knack for decorating.  My love for antiques comes from her.
 I have to remind myself of the saying on that little quilt block all the time.  I had fun decorating too.  I dug out more buried treasures.  A pretty good collection of waterfowl.  LOL!  I may change the decorations for the seasons.  Wouldn't it look pretty to have some quilts folded up in/on it??  If I had some!!!  Some day. :-)

16 comments:

  1. I don't know if the wardrobe is making the threads look spectacular or vise-versa. It all looks fabulous and what a great way to remember you Grandmother.

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  2. Great way to store your threads. Mine are smaller spools so I keep most in thread containers and then I put colors on a little shelf so I have some on hand.

    Debbie

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  3. Well that's another great piece to use! I love it. And it's so nice to have your threads organized in such a way.

    I have been heavily distracted with the Olympics too. How can one not be when we are doing so well?!! Go USA!!

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  4. Hi Linda! I also have an antique wardrobe in my studio...but mine does not hold my threads...instead, i have wool scraps in the bottom drawer, bags of 'someday projects' stacked inside the main area (my wardrobe does not have shelves... :/ but hooks)and finished table runners, etc hanging from the hooks on hangers. I'll have to organize it better (i can shut the door and not look at the disorganization!)and show it off too!....still looking for better thread storage ideas!. So many threads!!

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  5. What a great idea to store your thread and magazines etc. it looks terrific and it will be warm memories for you too.

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  6. My better inside to enjoy and store your threads some "one day" quilts than a shoe cabinet in the garage. How wonderful to have such a treasure.

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  7. What a lovely way to store your threads!!

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  8. Love the rustic wardrobe, my husband is always amazed at what I can find and put to good use, reuse and recycle is what it is all about, right?

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  9. Love the wardrobe. The handle on the drawer is fabulous. Great way to store your threads. Hugs,

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  10. How cool to have an antique wardrobe from your grandmother, and your threads look great in there!

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  11. That's awesome. I'm going to come shopping at your house one day. ;-)

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  12. Love your cupboard! I need something like that for my threads... mind you, first I need to collect that many threads :) I haven't been on my Gammill for ages... need to get back up there!
    Oh and I love that saying - it would be so nice on a stitchery... hmmm new design?! xxx

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  13. It's lovely and a nice reminder of your grandma! It will be appreciated so much more in your studio!!

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  14. How fun! You got to play in the wardrobe as a child and now as an adult. :)

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  15. Now that's my kind of antique find, Linda! Perfect is right for your thread! Love the saying, too!
    Cheers!

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  16. Awesome idea. Way to re-use something you already had and having it be your grandmother's is just an added bonus. Where do you get your thread from?

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