Thursday, December 4, 2008

Assorted rambling...

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.

Take care.



crafty diane said...

That is one fantastic thread holder! You did good throwing out the spent spools. I can't seem to throw one out if there is even the smallest amount of thread on it! I save it to baste something by hand with. Isn't that crazy? Glad you and your parents and siblings got to be together. I have one brother left and don't get to see him much at all. It has been a year since he has been home. Glad to see you back blogging.
Have a Blessed Evening,

Suze said...

Wow, that is a great thread holder. You can see all the colors of thread you have. I have mine in a plastic container and I have to dig through it to see if I have the color I need.

~Niki~ said...

Love the thread holder! My dh made me an awesome one as well. Love it. Oh, and btw, my son (now 15) was born on 07/07 :) My other son was born on 11/11. Weird huH? yes, I'm pretty superstitous

Ruthie said...

Oh, wow, I love the thread holder!

Teresa said...

Not only is that a wonderful thread holder, but a treasure in and of itself because it was made by your dad for you.

Carrie P. said...

What a nice thread holder your dad made.

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sweetiepie said...

That is a great threadholder! Your dad is a very talented craftsman.