A Thread Rack from my Big Bear
I had a problem in my sewing room. Thread. Everywhere. I threw them all into a basket and tripped over it frequently. I had about 40 spools on a small tabletop thread rack and fell over a number of times as well. My hubby walked into the sunroom aka my "sewing studio" and said "You really need a thread rack on the wall." I said "Really? You think so? How about you make me one." I honestly didn't think he would bite on this one, but he did. It took him over a month working on it in the evenings and on the weekends when he had time, but in a matter of weeks, he had made me a beautiful thread rack.
He used a set of 30 x 40 stretcher bars that I had in my art studio, made a frame, then made a lot of trips to Home Depot for various things until his creation looked like this.
He put a lot of thought into making this thread rack for me, making sure that the pegs were spaced for the largest spools of thread on top and then making 2 rows at the bottom to hold lots of embroidery thread on the smaller spools. Oh, and he also mounted a rod for holding my ribbons across the top. He's a great guy. I think I'll keep him.
After he built it, he painted it the same as the moldings in the sunroom. I couldn't wait to put my thread and ribbon on the rack.
I have since added about 10 more rolls of thread that I dug out of my drawers and the left over thread I put in a drawer that I cleaned out, but this wonderful rack hangs right behind my chair where I sew so that when I need some thread, all I have to do is turn around and grab what I need. What could be easier?
When I think of all the things that my Big Bear has done for me in our 18 years together I can't help but smile and count my blessings. He bought me a very nice sewing machine right after we got married and set me up with all the supplies I needed to make some quilts. After I had Sarah, I got a lot of use from that machine. I made crib bumpers and quilts, drapes, and baby clothes galore. I even sold some of my quilts at the local craft fair. Then we moved from our small townhouse to a home on 3 acres and he built me a quilting frame. Then he set me up with a studio to paint. He knew how much I always wanted to paint and he bought me an easel and paints, brushes and books. He wanted me to follow my dreams, and I did.
After studying and painting for about 5 years, I began to sell my paintings to collectors around the world, I had exhibitions and won a number of competitions. Bob has always been my biggest supporter, cheering me on and making sure I had everything I needed.
So, to my sweetie, I just want to say "Thank you." Thank you for loving me so much and supporting me through all my hobbies, projects, crafts, and more.
Isn't this a great thread rack? It looks great on the wall too. I love all the colors of the threads against the creamy yellow walls. Looks like I am going to be doing a lot more sewing now that I've cleaned up my sewing studio.