Well not exactly threads and not exactly new, but a new-to-me thread holder. Yes, I know I just got the hanging thread spool thing and it continues to be man's gift to thread organization, but this was a gift. A fabulous gift.
My sister-in-law found it at a Dallas junk store and she and my mother-in-law bought it for me. Wasn't that nice?
I currently don't have all the colors listed, so I can't fill it up as it once might have been. I also have no idea what color pongee is, though I suspect it's in the yellow family. For now I'll just put random spools in random places.
And try not to open and close the case too much. I almost can't help myself.
My in-laws didn't know much about when this kind of display case would have been in use, so if anyone has information to pass along, I'd be very interested to hear.
Also, if you're interested, I did a little interview for the Lark Books online newsletter. I've got two designs in an upcoming Lark title, Quilts, Baby, and one of the quilts is pictured alongside the interview. For the longest time I referred to this book as "the baby quilts book", so I'm especially happy that the title they selected is pretty darn close to what I called this book anyway.
If you have a minute, you can check it out here .