Friday, February 17, 2012

Ribbons, Ribbons Everywhere on this Weekly Link Round-Up

I went to one of my favorite places today: a Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts store. I  went in there because I knew they had yarn on sale, but I walked out with not only a few skeins of yarn, but several buttons and a rack to organize all my spools of ribbon.

My ribbons are organized!
I was most excited about the rack to organize my ribbon. I've been wanting something like this for a long time, but everything I'd come across couldn't really adjust to the different sizes of the spools. This one does adjust, and I can hang it on the wall if I choose.

I use a lot of the narrow gauge ribbon as hangers for the Christmas ornaments I make. The three big spools you can see at the very bottom of the rack belonged to my grandmother. They date from the 1940s and have come in very useful in my ornament making. When I mentioned using 30-year-old yarn and 70-year-old ribbon to make ornaments, a friend quipped, "You're making new antiques!"

Other than that, it's been a nice, quiet week here. Nothing much happening but stitching, cooking and reading. And now for some links!

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

I ♥ Lists & Quizzes

Book Candy

New to My Google Reader

That's it for this week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - Oh, I like that ribbon rack! Attractive and useful. Thanks for tying up some good links for us, too ;-). Some good stuff to explore.

    1. I love it when things can be useful and beautiful, all at the same time!

  2. I love your ribbon holder and also love that you made "new antiques!"

    1. That phrase "new antiques" really made me laugh. I love it!


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