29 October 2018

Found in a charity shop

I'm trying to rationalise my wardrobe. This is NOT easy as you all know.

I have clothes in there that must be 20 or more years old and it's NOT a big wardrobe either. So a few clothes were taken out last Thursday and I toddled off down the town and took them to my favourite charity shop - the air ambulance one.

Of course I had to have a smooch round to see what was there and I found a pile of 3 Coats thread boxes. Number one (when I opened it) was a total disappointment with just a pile of grotty threads. Number two was slightly better but still didn't appeal. 

Number THREE was, at first glance much like number 2 but I did rummage my fingers through it and noticed a shuttle. I bit more rummaging and I found two. I decided they needed to be re-homed and I paid for the box and left. 

When I got home two hours later and got the threads out I found the bone shuttle hiding in there too. The metal one has no markings on it so I haven't a clue what it is. Do I need more shuttles like this in my collection? Of course not but my theory is that they might have been thrown away if I'd left them there!!!! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it - even under torture.


Maureen said...

A very lucky find! Well worth the rummaging. I too, have a box of new/old threads- youngest son saw a huge fruit box full in the markets a couple of weeks ago, brimful, and only $5 the lot. Much of it has to be binned, but there are also balls of original Coats 40, lots of colours and still in cellophane wrap. I have trained this son well, I think, haven't I!

Jane Eborall said...

Very well, Maureen!

Jane McLellan said...

Good find! Of course those shuttles need to be homed in a sympathetic home!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I have no problem passing up old thread, but shuttles definitely need to find a new home!

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