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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Playing With Rocks and Thread

This may not be the finished product, but I couldn't wait to see what I could do with the opal. 

I don't think it is too bad for the first try... I still may try again.  I did this freehand.  No sketch.. Maybe a couple of sketches wouldn't hurt.
 My other project for the day was this... I had all of my thread in a big box under the bed in the computer room.

Not easy to get to and Hard to see what I had.
I remembered that I had some thread holders in the garage.  I never used them for thread.  I had beads on the end of them and used to display hats and such on them at shows.

I got them on sale for two bucks a piece at Walmart, years ago.  When I was at Walmart this morning, I noticed that they still have them at the normal price.  $9.97 each!

I'm sure glad that they were going to close them out at one point..

I never intended to use them as thread holders because they had the posts at the front of the photo attached to either side and were meant to set on a table... No room for that here.

When I saw them this morning, something clicked. 

I came home and took off the legs.  Simply by unscrewing one screw.  Easy!

Then I drilled a hole at either top corner of the frame and used some old copper wire to make a hanger by running it from one side to the other.

I am now the happy owner of wall hanging thread racks.  This is the first one and I think that one more will put the rest of the thread on the wall. 

Those are my big projects for the day.  For the rest of the day I am going to go work on the Russian rug.

See you tomorrow.


April said...

The necklace looks super!

Elizabeth S said...

A Very Clever Solution Casey, both accessible, and colorful. Good thinking! :

Veronique Blommaart said...

You are so clever!!