Tuesday 31 March 2015

My stunning vintage find ... large wool mill bobbins and

The first of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fool's Day;
But why the people call it so
Nor I, nor they themselves, do know,
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment.
[--Poor Robin's Almanac (1790)--]

I have taken delivery of some large antique wooden wool mill bobbins... I have a project for my book that I designed last January! believe it or not.  Something has been done similar but that is what happens when you are designing and writing ... This however is going to be splendid I think.

They are really big and I have been waiting for these for ages.  That is to say I wanted what I wanted.  Smaller ones have been around but I knew what I was looking for and why...

It all seems cloak and dagger doesn't it but I am afraid when it is for publication it is rather like that.  Still I think you will be seeing the outcome at the end of the year hopefully. ( oh this is not an April fool by the way!)

I can however show you what I have purchased and taken delivery of and they are beauties.....

I particularly wanted the ones with the holes you see.... and if you are patient and do not get frustrated that people are doing similar things then you are rewarded that one day there they are on Ebay!!

These are photographed on top of the suitcase that I have been making beautiful.... so it shows how large they are.
As you can see they really are very big and they are stunning.  There is not a scratch on them and the wood is beautiful... So I can now get on with this project quickly ... tick

I hope you have a really great day and not too many pranks come your way.... I have been a good girl and not done anything to my husband.  I thought about it you understand but know that he would get me back and he is really good at it with his lovely grin! so I have onbstained this year.. too excited about this project anyway....

Happy April Fool & Happy Stitching!

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