Friday, 12 February 2016
Vintage ribbon and wool thread jars .......
** The best preparation for tomorrow **
** is doing your best today! **
Well this morning started early as I wanted to sort through my vintage ribbon and wool thread jars. I needed to pack some bits to stitch and one of the things that I need to do for a project is embroider some vintage ribbons with some flowers, so I thought that would be an easy pack as it is very light for travelling.
The thing is I can not seem to just get some ribbon ... Oh no lovely reader, I then start to think where did I buy this? and when? and then I start to remember the day and where I was and getting all sentimental about certain threads etc. From this year though I am keeping a proper journal on it. When I buy from fairs, what I picked up etc so that I have a proper Idea. I have always kept a little note book on how much things cost so that I am able to cost my creations properly but I really need more detail so as my first vintage fair of the year is tomorrow that when it will start....
For now though I had to sort some ribbons out and some thread and needles put in my trusty needle case for transporting safely. I found some beauties I can
I found the lemon colour I was looking for and also had a good old look at some I bought from Donna Flower at the fair in Wimborne at Deans Court last year .... These on the right are the blue ones that are particularly beautiful I think.
I like glass jars for cotton reels, threads, wool threads, needles and ribbons ... this makes them visible and easy to get at.
Anyway I sorted some ribbons and threads out for one thing to take along with some embroidery on linen. I am going to finish any initial machine stitching so that it is just ready to put into a hoop. I have lots of different size embroidery hoops and I put them all together in size and tie with a ribbon then hang them up. They are hung on the back of the door. I know where they are and it keeps them very neat and tidy and then they can not bend out of shape at all.
I have some vintage threads ready and these, although not embroidery silks, are cotton, I sometimes use cottons to embroider fine detail so I had to sort some of those out this morning too.
I want to finish work early today to do a bit of a tidy up in my sewing room as it somehow has got a bit out of hand and does actually need a hoover and dust so I want to spend a good hour and half to make sure it is all tidy and ship shape for my return from London and I can hit the ground running as my husband likes to say ....
So I must away to my work room and get on with my stitchery and also go through my list for tomorrow ( on the top being vintage French ticking for the star project) and as I am tidying up I can check stock against any projects and commissions ....
Have a wonderful day and a great weekend. Do not forget there is a blog tomorrow and its a good one about The Royal School of Needlework with a little video... Plus I will be blogging from London and on Monday there will be all the photos from the Pamphill vintage fair .... I am taking my laptop so that I can keep you up to date with my finds inLondon as well.
As always Happy Stitching! ******
The above photo is not mine and I do not know who
to accredit it to but I wanted to show you those beautiful
vintage pin cushions and embroidery .... Oh sigh!