Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Thread Love

I seem to be surrounding myself with as much colour as possible these days, which is a good job because it's been downright gloomy here for several days now.  Bring back the cold and blue skies, I say. There's nothing some good thermals can't sort out!

Look what came in the post, a late Christmas pressie, as Mr HenHouse had ordered this before Christmas (remember Christmas, seems but a distant memory, doesn't it?)




Oooh, how exciting. Their mid-week-mid-day delivery necessitated a begging email to Mr HenHouse, working away hard at his desk, to explain just how excited I was and could I therefore open right away the parcel which had arrived? I did wait for the email back to say yes, honestly... It wasn't long before I was itching to rearrange them in colour spectrum (ish) order.




Do you ever find that one expense leads to another? Because how could I not order this to house my lovely new threads?






This utility corner of Hen's Den is looking pretty jolly!




 What else might we find in this corner...






Ah yes, it's Mr Charlie-Boy (not to be confused with Jacky-Ginger, please). He wasted no time in finding this old abandoned pillow after I had bought a new one for the Munchkin the other day. I thought I might be able to reuse the stuffing. Hmm, or maybe not, eh, Charlie?

Now just in case you were worrying I wasn't being obsessively craft-o-holic-y enough, want a sneak at my current project?




Better get back to it so I can show you them in all their finished (hope and) glory...

P.S. Thread rack from the Cotton Patch, in case you desperately need one.

38 comments:

  1. I think I do need one, but I'll have to wait until I have a wall to afix it to.
    Love the late Christmas gift and yes it does seem a long time ago. I got one too not quite as bright and beautiful but I got some wellington boots for walking along the canal.

    I lust after your house Hen, I really do.

    Oh and I am very excited about finding nice things for you for the swap.

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  2. Wow, that is one seriously huge box of thread! And each spool looks big too. What a great way to adorn that corner of your work room. Love the peak at those blocks - wonder what they will be!

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  3. Oooh lucky you Hen..my dear other half bought me one of those racks, last year..it brightens up the craft room to have it all 'on show'!!

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  4. ohh those colours...cheered me up no end on this dreary day! I was going to ask about the thread holder when you told me!! Many thanks for that info...birthday coming up at the end of the month so will pass on some subtle (not too subtle) hints. Lucyxx

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  5. That all looks jolly and cheerful Henxxx

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  6. Ohhhhhhh, your threads look wonderful on the holder, all the beautiful colors brighten up your days, that's absolutely perfect!

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  7. I want one, I want one...

    Alfazema

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  8. Oh those threads look wonderful...lucky you...I notice everyone is creating these beautiful photo patchworks..how are you doing them they look great....

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  9. Lovely colours.
    I've just cut out fabric to make a flaggy style something - yours look far more detailed than mine though!!!
    Very pretty

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  10. What a lucky lady you are! Sorry to be a pain, but I was asking after the xmas ballerina fabric that you used to make your lovely cushions out of. Can you tell me where you got it please? Dev X

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  11. Think I really wanted one of those racks till I saw it was from Cotton Patch as I emailed them about something coming up for 2 weeks ago and apart from an acknowedgement, haven't heard a dicky. I bought what I wanted elsewhere. Sorry about that and glad you had better experience. It must've taken a l-o-n-g time to collect together all those divine threads - if you have any doubles, I'm running short ...

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  12. Don't your new threads look fabulous in their new home... so pretty to look at!

    Victoria xx

    PS Stay away from the chocolate ;o)

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  13. Oh well now, I think between us Hen we are having a super colour fest this january are we not??!!
    Threads TO DIE FOR, ditto that gorgeous rack. Me need one, Badly.
    xx
    ps luuurve the look of your current WIP's, union jacks are so popular aren't they, did you see the cushion Jane made (Posy blog). Gorgeousness.

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  14. You must be in seventh heaven - they look gorgeous, and would cheer anybody to look at them on these dull days we're having. I can't wait to see the union jack projects in full... you tease! ;-) I popped into accessorize today, and they had pretty little make up/purse bags with union jack applique on the front. Stopped myself from buying! But lusted! xxx

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  15. Haha, my password word was spend! Just had to tell you that one!!!!

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  16. Wow Hen, every time I visit your blog I always leave happy!
    So many beautiful colours, and so many lovely things too look at!

    Love Lou xxx

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  17. Wow fab thread - and plenty of space for some more, eh? How funny you are making the union jack cushions, I was trawling the net last night for inspiration for the very same thing. Can't wait to see yours!

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  18. Looking good Hen... love seeing your posts, so bright & cheerful.
    Loving Charlie-boy... bet he only sat on that pillow 'cos he knew you where going to use it!! :) x

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  19. I was itching to ask where the thread holder came from, but as always you covered everthing! :)) the threads are GORGEOUS!!!....how lovely of Mr Hen!!!

    I re-used the stuffing in a pillow to make a draft excluder to keep the draft's out. Trouble with an old house is the blooming drafts, they are driving me crazy!!

    Loving the look of the union jacks!! I'm not going to make it to the vintage fair, are you selling them separatly at all?? I take it they are going to be cushions? Or is that giving too much away?

    xx

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  20. Hello Hen
    I have just spent my tidying up morning scanning your blog!!

    I have similar chairs to you and need to make seat pads. I was thinking I might use old linen teatowels. Dont suppose you could post a pic of yours.

    I shall be back later to have a thorough read of your lovely blog.

    Clare xx

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  21. Hi Hen, lovely threads and thread holder, I wish I had space for one of them! Your union jacks look fab, the colours and fabrics you choose are always so well matched! Looking forward to seeing the finished product X Gem

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  22. Yes to the seat pads for your painted chairs! Sorry I have a habit of continuing the conversation in my head to people and assume they understand!

    I have an idea about seat pads I'm just after any pitfalls or advice please.
    Clare x

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  23. I covet your new thread rack! Love the way your re-arranged by colour too - Looks great in your den.

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  24. Thanks for your comments/help today Hen they keep me going!
    Clare x

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  25. Well goodness! I have the thread rack, but what I'd really love to know is where Mr Henhouse bought such wonderful thread? Does it sew beautifully?

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  26. Lucky you , a riot of colour just what you need in this dreay weather.
    Yvonne x

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  27. Lovely colourful threads. Lucky you, and well done Mr Henhouse. There are some lovely hubbies out there, top marks for thoughtfulness. Think Hen's Den is gorgeous, and would love to move in!

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  28. What a lovely Mr Hen! I would find it very difficult to use the threads, they look too nice! I started a similar project of Union Jacks just befor christmas, which were tossed aside, you have reminded me that they are somewhere at the bottom of my TO FINISH stash!
    I must say, yours looks very exciting.
    Emx

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  29. Love the Union Jacks, can't wait to see them finished. The cotton are delicious.

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  30. your threads look so pretty on their sweet stand!your den looks so organised!
    thanks for the sweet comment about peony(his actual names peanut,i just like to call him that,im not sure he likes it!)

    i had the same situation with my 3 cats,i bought new pillows.and they have claimed my 3 old ones!bless!

    rachel
    x

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  31. Wow!! You are a super lucky lady to have received all those threads!! I am especially jealous, seeing as I ran out of white cotton today in the middle of a project, and am stuck until I can get to the local indoor market in the morning to pick up more! Sigh.

    I love your blog, having found it via Little Gem's blog, and am jealous of absolutely everything you have!! :)

    Gemma x

    P.S I have added you to my list of blogs I read - I hope you don't mind.

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  32. Like Florence, I wondered where the threads were from and how they sewed? Fab present and love the rack too Hen. Have a great weekend xx

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  33. Love all the colours of the threads and the rack too. Just the thing to cheer up a drab January day.

    tracey.

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  34. Mr Charlie-Boy looks so sweet on the pillow!

    I also love the sneak of your current project...

    Kisses from BraziL!

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  35. Wow, all I can say is LUCKY YOU. The little corner of your den now looks very jolly with all those lovely threads. The blanket would come along a lot quicker if I didn't keep getting cramp in my fingers, can only manage four squares a night. What a lightweight!!!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Nickyx

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  36. I have just noticed that amazing big set square triangle thingy hanging on your wall near the threads. Where did you get it from?? One of those would come in SOOO handy!!! :)

    Gemma x x

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  37. Wow, what a great belated christmas pressie, do you actually spend time with hubby...lol..I would be locked on that craft room 24-7!! The sneaky peak pic looks fab!! Claire xx

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  38. Hello Hen...thanks for popping by..:>))

    Just been enjoying Victorian Farm....wonderful program!
    xx

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