Saturday, July 04, 2009

A pleasant task

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I have had this on my to do list for a long time - cleaning the thimble display and thimbles.
Today was the day.
DH took the shelf down from the wall and all that was in it was picked out.

This is an antique printers drawer and I had to be careful not to make it wet - if not, I could have rinsed it in the garden with the hose. Very tempting  ;-)

Some knick knack without sentimental value got sorted out and tossed, and the rest went back on the shelf.

Thimble count is 156 on the shelf + one on my mobile phone :-)

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We are having the warmest days in nearly 30 years - about 30 C during the days for more than a week.

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Nothing is like a serving of strawberries, sugar and cream on a warm day :-)

Hanne

12 comments:

Lappetausa said...

Kjære ven, tusen takk for nydelege dagar i lag med deg! Og for nokre flotte innlegg du har laga!
Kjem nok plutseleg tilbake...

Catherine said...

Ohh...I am so excited...you have given me an idea...I have an old printer box in the shed...I do not have any thimbles, but, we could have a thimble swap...what do you think? I will post an enquiry on my blog today and see if anyone is interested!!! COOL!! CAthyx

2ne said...

Mange flotte fingerføl du har :-) Har selv en samling og har 2 settekasser, de passer helt perfekt til dette. Ønsker deg en god helg

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

For en flott samling av fingerbøl du har! Mange minner som følger med noen av de, kan jeg tenke meg :o)
Kos deg videre i sommer-været, håper du har det flott:o)
Så fine bilder du har lagt inn av lappeturen du hadde med Elin. Får lyst til å ta og kjenne på de flotte quiltene og stoffene :o)
Klem,
Laila

Merete said...

Deilig når en ferdig med en slik kjedelig jobb. Du fortjente absolutt å kose deg med jordbær etterpå:-)

siv hege said...

What a lovely collection. Hmm, looks like you`re gonna need another shelf soon...

LeKaQuilt said...

WOW for en flott samling! Det er koseligt med de gamle settekassene :o)

Anne said...

Ser av innleggene dine at du har hatt travle og hyggelige dager i sommervarmen! Både på quiltesafari og hjemme :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hanne lovely display of thimbles and it has been very cold here....I think you have the better weather.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Hanne! I used to work for a newspaper that was also a commercial printing business and when I left, they let me take one of the old linotype drawers with me - it's still stored waiting for me to clean it up a bit and find just the right place for it! One day!! :0) Will trade weathe with you - anything between 25 and 35 suits me fine - it's been between 3 and 17 here Brrrr!! At least it doesn't snow! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Annemariesquilt said...

Huff og huff nå fikk jeg dårlig samvittighet, min settekasse trenger også sårt litt støvtørking. Det er mye gøyere å sy ;-))

Karen said...

I use a wood printer's drawer like you do for my thimble collection.