Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Box of Colors

UPS brought me a box that was about 2 ft by 3 ft by 1 ft yesterday. I knew what it had to be, and I was excited. As I staggered into the kitchen with it (although not heavy, it was quite bulky), my dearly beloved commented that he thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

The little boys opened the box for me. Thor supervised. My box of color bored all three. But look at what I got!

Carolyn, the sewing fanatic, has recommended Atlanta Thread many times. I have been disgusted recently at the downsizing of routinely available spools of thread, and asked my dearly beloved if I could have the 10 assorted colors, or even the 25 assorted colors. When I told him that there was a package of 50 spools (4 times the size of the routinely available ones) for $120, he said, "That's the one I want you to buy." Gents, take notes: this is the proper way to respond when your wife wants something reasonable. Best of all, I ordered Wednesday, and it was here on Friday!

Maybe this angle shows my rainbow better. My dearly beloved sugg
ested that I order a spool of brighter yellow, one of darker red, and four more each of white and black, so I fill all 60 spots on the rack, which was included in the $120 price.

They also included the 6" wooden ruler, although my youngest did comment that they only sent me half a ruler. If you sew, check out Atlanta Thread. If not, have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!


Gail said...

Exceedingly jealous!

Claire S. said...

I have that kind of hubby too, aren't they wonderful ?! I readily admit to being spoiled LOL

What a rainbow - definitely fill those extra spaces.

noble pig said...

What a wonderful tool for a seamstress like you. I don't sew but every now and then I need some white thread. OMG it is so hard to get a large spool...what is the problem?!

imjacobsmom said...

I'm drooling over this! I don't sew regularly, but I sometimes get in a groove and this would be awesome! ~ Lucky You! ~ Robyn

Pam said...

I've used Atlanta Thread before, they are wonderful!

Mickle in NZ said...

Thread heaven.

Do I dare tell my quilting obsessed Mother?

Those three lads just don't understand what is important in life!

Huggles, Michelle.

Channon said...

I don't sew, but I love the colors! You have a sewing Knight!

Tatersmama said...

Ooooooh lucky girl! The colors are gorgeous, and I can't believe the price that you paid!!! *happy dance!*

I sort of inherited a couple of spools of thread years ago, and I'm still using them for buttons and such, but dang... did you know that thread gets old? The stupid stuff breaks on me every time!
Can you tell I'm not much of a seamstress? My mom would be so disappointed in me!

But girl...I can't wait to see what you make with all those beautiful colors!

gaylen said...

Wow! What fun - love your rainbow. g

Linda said...

I'm darn jealous too........but if I had all that thread I'd have to sew more;)

TavoLini said...

How cool!! I've never heard of Atlanta Thread and I live here--need to check it out :) Beautiful colors in the pictures.

Sue said...

When Rob bought my embroidery sewing machine for our anniversary he told the clerk he wanted one spool of every color embroidery thread. I have a huge box filled with smaller boxes, each holding a rainbow of shades.