Have you ever wondered why you continually have the urge to create? I often do. The desire to make things runs deep within me and the feeling never seems to go away. I often ask myself if creativity, or the yearning to create, may be an inherited trait. I assume that I follow in my dad's foot steps because he enjoys making things too. Among many things, he designed and built an enclosed patio and full bathroom and a workshop to hold his collection of tools which included large working areas. He always had a solution to every problem that arose around the house. He fixed everything and anything that was broken. His job as a sheet metal journeyman meant that he built items to precise measurements. Whenever he made anything, it was always perfect.
I guess the purpose of my rambling was because I'd like to show you my thread holder that was made by my dad. I have had it for a very long time and I love it. I can't imagine being without it. It sits on a shelf right above my sewing machine which leaves all my thread at arms reach.
After a year of sewing, my thread holder was getting awfully dusty and full of spent spools so I decided to clean it out and toss a few.
This is my dad. This photo was taken on 7-7-07 on his 77th birthday. See all those sevens!!! If you are "Vegas superstitious," you will understand why we were in Vegas at that time. I celebrated his birthday at Hugo's Cellar in the 4 Queens Hotel in downtown Las Vegas along with my mom, my two sisters, my brother, my nephew and his friend. This trip was very special because all four siblings and my parents were there together. We hadn't been on a trip together since we were young children. By the way, the atmosphere at Hugo's is very old-school Vegas and the service was impeccable and the food was delicious.
Well, gotta run. I've got to finish cleaning my living room because I would like to get my Christmas tree up before hubby returns from California tomorrow.