Oh I do love it when the sun shines and what better way to spend the day than sewing especially when I have all these lovely cottons to sew with!!
Most of these are wooden reels of Dewhurst's SYLCO threads and are silk substitute machine twist and are loads better than the polyester stuff you get now.
They have such wonderful names too, there's carmine a lovely burgandy, filbert a pale toffee and antelope a lovely shade of grey.
The small rurple reel at the front is Pearsall's gossamer silk, very luxurious and the two just behind the green at the right are celebrated elephant machine silk and one is pale green and white twist and the other is blue and white. I got all of these from e bay for under £1 each so I'm on the lookout for a few more, don't know why anyone would want to sell a bobbin of cotton but I'm happy to buy them.
And what better way to store them than in this giant "custard cream" tin, mind you every time I see it I'm reaching for the biscuit tin!!
I'll give you a little peek at what I've been sewing shall I?
It's a story book made from a wool scarf but I'll have to keep it for tomorrow's post, must dash as I shall be late for work!!
Love Lucey x