Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Threads



Someone's hands wound these threads onto handmade cardboard squares....or around paper scraps....the colors are mostly neutrals....natural browns, taupe, cream or green....



There is something so soothing and comforting about these seemingly benign objects....



Is it the thought of the warm and weathered hands of my Nana working with her needle and thread?



Loving the script of the old letter re-purposed to keep the tangled threads in order....



How can something so utilitarian, so simple.... be so utterly beautiful?



I wish you all a calm and peaceful evening....



I hope these images bring a certain peace to you as they have to me......

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25 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lovely images! Such peaceful colours.

Fruitful Harvest said...

The thread is very calming...life in this world just 50...or 52 years ago seems it was a different time...a time that will never come back! As farms and farmland make way for housing developments with no yard or trees!
The last of the cool roadside barns are falling down!
Your blog and pictures are a comfort....thank you!

Blessings,
Georgiann

PS Did you get a chance to see Notting Hill again?

Michelle said...

How sweet! One can never have enough, it makes my heart go pit-pat!

Allidink said...

Neat! And yes they did :) Pretty colors.

All the best,
Allison

Barb said...

This is what i love about blog land.
It has helped me see the beauty in such simple things, and think about the people who did them.
Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Lisa said...

Oh I totally agree! I just love things like this! Thanks!
Hugs, Lisa

maryboys said...

well said:) beauty in the ordinary...

tales from an oc cottage said...

VERY, VERY much so! Just lovely!

m ^..^

manon 21 said...

avec tes fils et mes boutons on peut faire
des merveilles***rire***
amitié

manon

Bleudelavande said...

Such lovely pictures, as usual!!! So calming and charming colours! Tank you for sharing!
Tank you for your comment on my post! Have a nice day

Floss said...

Lovely, and so evocative of a craftswoman of the past - I think that link is part of what I love. Thank you.

Bonnie said...

A moment of silence....and dreaming....
Thanks I love these pictures.
Nice evening

Les Cotrions said...

Hello my friend! Your photos are stunning and the coulours relaxing and sophisticated ! Nice idea the thread cardboards...they get me inspired! Thanks for sharing all this beauty!
Big hugs
Vale

ooglebloops said...

I have my grandmother's scraps and ribbons, you're right they do bring you a certain peace.Altho she doesn't sew, right now, maybe someday mine will mean the same to my daughter.... Love your blog!!

jade said...

Wonderful pictures - full of peace an harmony! Thank you very much for this!!! And thank you, for your loveley words! You´r just sweet!!!

Have a wonderful day, Hugs Jade

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Simple, comforting, lovely. I could stare at these items for hours.
these photos are glorious! I would love to see them larger and framed! I even have the perfect room for them.

Anne Marie said...

before the days of TV and computers I'm sure.

A Vintage Mood said...

I'm always drawn to sewing things, though I barely sew ~ curtains and pillows at best.:)

Rosemary said...

So simple and pretty!
You make everything look beautiful!
Rosemary

Sharon said...

My exact feelings when I look into my mother's old sewing basket. Absolute treasures from days gone by. Love your photos. Sharon

belle-blanc said...

wonderful colours! These ribbons and threads are soooo beautiful. I also have a lot of these old ribbons. I use old ribbons for my selfmade bears as accessoires! Thank you so much for all your dear comments, Mira :0)

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! This is my first time to your blog - learned about you on another blog - and it's a wonderful blog! Everything just makes me smile!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

thewillowsnest said...

Just the simple things , so gorgeous and perfect, the muted colors , the old card and paper.... love it , great pics!

Chrissy said...

Wonderful!! A lovely post,as always!!xooxx

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Magnificent..... they are lovely..... of course I am sure Nana's hand made them even more lovely.....
HUgs
Linda