5.11.2010

a few random threads

Last weekend I went home to hang out with my mom (+ fam) for Mother's Day. Saturday, I dragged my mom along on a trip to my hometown thrift store where I collected this handful of pretty wooden spools in the perfect array of colors. Growing up, my mom kept a neatly organized tackle box full of embroidery thread in every single shade invented (she is a huge cross-stitcher.) I used to love opening that box and admiring the endless hues. I am grateful for a mom who among a million other things took time to nurture my creativity...She helped me craft everything from homemade scrunchies to gluing rhinestones to canvas tennies. Being a mom makes me appreciate mine indescribably more. It's fun to have a holiday to celebrate their unending work+love. Happy belated day, moms!

8 comments:

sharonlei said...

You mom sounds awesome. :) Hope you had a fabulous mother's day!... ooo and I love the spools of thread. Great find.

xx Love & Aloha

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Stephanie said...

Beautiful shot! I love the bright, yet soft colors. Thrift stores are the best:) I really do need a bumper sticker that says "I'd Rather be Thrifting!"

Bec said...

My mom had an embroidery thread box too and she had each color wrapped around cardboard squares and labeled by color number and then in numerical order so it was a magical rainbow of thread!

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Carrie said...

I love the tread the colors are great!

carrie

erin said...

I love thrifting, we actually took a little trip today and found lots of fun treasures! Those are great little threads. My mother did the same, and I don't think I ever fully appreciated it until I became a mom myself and saw her consistent unconditional love.

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh my, this is such a great find!! i am obsessed with thread these days, i need to have a spool in every color! =)

Chelle said...

Jess...that picture is so lovely. It sounds to me like your following right in your Mama's beautiful footsteps...

And I am so excited to get to hug yours and G's necks and (hopefully) get to spend a little time chatting while you are here for Farm Chicks.

xo

sheena said...

good find!! I LOVE this photo!