I have been on a sewing binge. I was inspired this spring to make a 1920's theme summer wardrobe, and I was adding a chambray dress today when I ran out of light blue thread. I did not buy matching thread because I was sure I had several spools, but the full spool is buttonhole thread, so too thick for the sewing machine. I looked in my thread basket and in the box of student supplies for a class I want to teach, and nothing... Not wanting to trek back to the fabric store, I was ready to quit for the weekend when I remembered one other place. I inherited my Grandma's sewing box.
It isn't really a box; it is one of those 1950's cocktail boxes. She
didn't drink cocktails and she didn't sew, but there were two spools of
cadet blue thread in there! I remember when I was a little girl, and already sewing that she told me she took millinery instead of sewing in school, and regretted it. So why did she have so much blue thread? I realized it was for my Grandpa's
uniforms- he was a bus driver for RTS his entire working life, and his
father did the same before him on trolleys and then buses. A couple of
weeks ago I bought a commemorative set of RTS tokens in honor of them.