Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I made a thread thingie

I got this idea about a week or so ago and Saturday when me and Jen had to run to Fred's for some more cleaning supplies for the church I got what I needed.

I made a thingie to hold my balls of thread while I'm crocheting. I bought a toilet paper roll holder for about $4 from Freds and got a piece of a 2x6 from church. They were throwing a lot of old lumber and stuff away so I figured they wouldn't mind if I snitched that little piece. I rescued it from the dump, right?

Anyway, I finally got everything out a little while ago and put it together and tried it out. It works! The ball of thread is off the ground and rolls freely on the holder. I'm sure it's not perfect but it's a lot better than it rolling around the floor or something.

I just wanted to show it off. I would have done it yesterday but after scrubbing 3 swimming pools I could barely lift a hook, much less a screwdriver.

I'm probably going to paint it later, don't have any so I'll have to hit the dollar store and see what they have.

BTW, whoever's in the Doily Swap, that's a sneak preview of the doily I'm making, hope whoever gets me likes it.

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ladylinoleum said...

Your thread thingie is wonderful! Boy, do I need one of those!!!

Melissa said...

I use a paper towel holder for the same thing! I keep telling my dh I want a cabinet under it so I can store extra thread.

Chatty said...

I thought about a paper towel holder but I wanted something smaller.

I need to make a little adjustment on it so I can get the big balls on it but I don't think that will be too much of a problem.

LL, I figured if I was getting back into thread crochet I wanted a way to contain my thread while I was using it ;)

Rebecca said...

that is a fabulous idea! 3 cheers for you!!

hey - i used to have that living room set!! when we first got married, my nannie gave it to me and she bought herself new! LOL!!

MrsFife said...

What a clever idea! My thread just rustles around on the floor or on the sofa next to me.

Penny E said...

This is a really neat idea!

Chatty said...

Thanks everyone. I think I'll get my paper towel holder off the wall and use it too, I'm making something using 2 strands of thread and I need something to put them on.

I'm sure others have thought of it, I just posted about it ;)