A while ago, I started obsessing over old vintage wooden spools of thread. They inspire me. I love the wonder behind them...who did they belong to? What have they sewn? Where did they come from? Like anything old, I'm sure they would have a great story to tell.
I envisioned a big vase full of them in my sewing room. No, I wouldn't dare actually sew with them - what a waste! Just to look at and inspire me... perhaps to get out every now and then and play with colour.
I bought a few sets off ebay - they came from the UK, which was a treat in itself. And I had a few lovely friends answer my plea via my Facebook page and send me more to add to the collection.
And here you have it, my treasured wooden spool collection. I started building towers to photograph this morning, then the kids got interested and I let them do the building while I did the snapping. Love it! What are you obsessing over this weekend? Besides chocolate, of course ;)