Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The cat's out of the bag now

On Saturday I was given a lovely surprise present:

A bag-full of machine embroidery threads!

The thing is, I only have room on my cupboard shelves for three thread storage boxes.

So I had to find another box for them.

But they wouldn't all fit, so I had to empty a drawer for them all:

Problem is, the family were also so impressed by the generosity of the gift they had to get the calculator out to work out the value of the threads - and we reckon it's well over £100.

So of course it was only a matter of a few moments for my husband to look at the calculator screen, look at the relatively small drawer of new threads, then look at the three thread boxes on my shelf...which are double sided and packed solid...and put two and two together to make quite a substantial amount of capital outlay.  And that doesn't include the two drawers of "hand" threads and the other various stashes of "yarn", but I wasn't going to point them out in a hurry.

Just as well I won't be needing to buy any more threads for a while!


  1. I would dare start adding up the value of all my threads... and fabrics... and books... and stuff!

  2. What a lovely gift. It is frightening to think how much we spend on our creative 'equipment'

  3. What a wonderful gift :)

  4. Oooh lucky you! I'm particularly envious of those variegated ones.
    I try not to think about how much I've spent on art materials over the last year - wouldn't want DH to find out anyway ;-)


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