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    Old 06-10-2011, 11:18 AM
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    Ps 150 - I went through the same problem. I just threw away the polyester threads; I did keep the wooden spools. Someone on this board got the bobbins from me.
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    Old 06-11-2011, 05:43 AM
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    My Mom was a seamtress and she had a lot of thread all different colors. It's been 5 years since she's gone but I just cannot get rid of the thread. It reminds me of her every time I look at it
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    Old 06-11-2011, 05:44 AM
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    My Mom was a seamstress and she had a lot of thread all different colors. It's been 5 years since she's gone but I just cannot get rid of the thread. It reminds me of her every time I look at it
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    Old 06-11-2011, 07:37 AM
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    wow, good for you, I would use the first box of variegated thread, the others I would showcase in a container. Large glass jar with a lid the ones that are used for coffee beans, I have one filled with buttons that were a friend of mine.
    I don't think this was proper english!
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    Old 06-15-2011, 03:36 PM
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    Here's how you test the thread, you pull on the thread, if it breaks it's gotten brittle.
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    Old 06-15-2011, 03:45 PM
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    I would get a shadow box and just display them...then you can think of her everytime you look at them...what a neat prize to receive. crafty_linda_b
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    Old 06-15-2011, 04:44 PM
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    Thanks everyone! I finally came up with a great solution. A family member was quite emotional at the thought of me selling these and I couldn't bring myself to toss them so this is what I did!

    A votive holder fits right into the opening. It's very beautiful when lit up.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]212001[/ATTACH]

    The variegated threads are not usable but they make a lovely display in the curio.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]212002[/ATTACH]

    This is a lighted curio that holds all of these mementos, including a crocheted doll dress from my Great Gram and a wire base from my dad and some baby things that my daugthers outgrew.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]212003[/ATTACH]
    Attached Thumbnails attachment-211995.jpe   attachment-211996.jpe   attachment-211997.jpe  
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    Old 06-18-2011, 05:06 AM
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    You might try putting the variegated threads or any that seem fragile to you in the freezer or in a bag with some moisture. Sometimes they dry out and can be revived. It's worth a try!

    If you decide later on to use them, I have seen threads, trims, lace, scraps of fabric, etc laid on top of a backing piece of fabric, and then netting or some other very thin fabric put on top and then sewn over, so you are creating your own fabric/project. It can be really pretty and would make great place mats or mug rugs or such that you could also share with other family who might like the reminder of granny.
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    Old 06-18-2011, 05:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Someone just may hit you if you throw out the wooden spools, they are hard to come by and are a collectors item, as well as very useful in many crafts etc.
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    Wooden spools are collectors' items -
    I never knew :oops: maybe I have a few treasures myself :-P
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    Old 06-22-2011, 07:17 AM
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    u can also make a wooden doll from the spools to sit on a shelf or window sill
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