Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Of Rainbows and Ribbons and Tangled Threads

Mom was doing great today. She even went to the therapy pool at the Y after dinner. She was using her cane around the house instead of her walker for most of the afternoon. It's as if Saturday evening never happened.

The picture above, as promised in last night's post, is of the ribbon my cousin bought me yesterday and there in the foreground are a couple of the treasures I found in my Mom's sewing stuff. I put them in the picture with the ribbon because I'm probably going to use them for a bookmark or book cover project as well. The wider ones won't work in a bookmark of the same style as the crocheted one featured in yesterday's post but I've got other ideas for them.

The two pictures above and below are of the collection of crochet thread I now have. I probably only needed to post one of these but both shots cut something off and I couldn't choose...so. Most are from the sewing basket of my husband's Grandmother which was given to me after she passed in 2007. The tiny ones and brown were in my Mom's stuff. The black one with the metallic silver thread is one I bought several years ago for a notebook cover needlepoint project to accent the yarn stitches. I am thinking of trying to make a bookmark like the one I finished yesterday with it but not until I get better control because it is tricky working with that metallic thread twisted around the crochet thread.

Below is a close-up of the set of crochet hooks that were in Grandma's sewing basket. Included are sizes 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and possibly a 12 but it could be another 11 as the number is unreadable and it is definitely a smaller hook than the 10.

Below is a picture of a tangle of lace, elastic, crocheted edging, bias tape and other miscellaneous scraps from my Mom's sewing. Some of it was remnants from outfits she made in years past. Some of it was detached from worn out items of clothing, linens etc.

I've been untangling and sorting through it and setting aside some of the treasures. Or at least what looks like treasures to my creative eye. I'm seeing book marks, book covers, headbands, belts, and accents for shirts, skirts, tablecloths.....

2 tell me a story:

LuAnn 4/29/2009 9:00 AM  

You have some really pretty ribbons there! I don't crochet, but I do knit and cross stitch!

Pissenlit 4/29/2009 9:21 AM  

Glad to hear your mum's doing well.

Oh, I am having ribbon and crochet thread stash envy...

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