Thursday, 18 February 2016
My Valentine's Day Gift
Love must be celebrated ! I decorate the window and didn't really expect anything .....but
my dear one surprised me with this antique embroidery thread wrap .
I,m suffering with flu at the moment and not up to doing any stitching , so I thought I would share with you this lovely thing .
It is hand embroidered possibly silk , but I,m not sure .
Inside there is a tool for pulling the threads through the long slots .
It is stamped with the word CREWEL ....which means that it was meant to hold very fine embroidery wool threads .
On unrolling the wrap I find it filled with modern ,embroidery cotton threads.....
....and a huge tangled ball of saved used bits ...outrageous ! But with sniffly nose and a big box of tissues ,I set to unravelling and reorganising .
It is quite a therapeutic thing to do and calming , wondering what they were used for and thinking about what I might use them for .
Colours of the Cornish Sea when the sun shines through the waves .....
A Bumble Bee ...Cornish colours black and gold .
Mermaids playing in the waves ....
More tea ......... more Lemsips ......more tissues.....lie down ....headache..earaches .sore throat...cant stop coughing ..groan : (
Mrs Stork is happy in her new nest !