I couldn’t resist making a couple more spools in yet another size. These finish at 3 3/8″. I still prefer the small ones but think I’ll probably end up making a quilt that incorporates all three sizes, although the small ones will be the predominant ones.
Here are all three of the sizes I’ve made together with 3 actual spools of thread in different sizes. I think of them as economy size, large and regular spools.
It was Mr. Q.O.’s birthday yesterday. About ten years ago, we found this little music box in a store called “The Elegant Garage Sale.” When wound up, it plays “Happy Birthday.” Once we saw the teddy bears in it, there was no question it was coming home with us. It’s now our tradition to wind it up and play it on our birthdays.
The detail on this is incredible. Here you can see the little birthday cake with the candle.
And here’s one of the little teddy bears who had been into the cake, it seems. He’s given away by the icing on his fur.
The boys were relaxing after a day of helping Mr. Q.O. celebrate his birthday. If you look closely, you can see that Smudge has been drinking — the fur on his face is still a bit damp.
Lester was doing what he does best — stretched out, relaxing.