In a forgotten shortbread tin, in the back of a cupboard, I discovered this tiny treasure trove of cotton thread.
What exquisite colours. And the quality of the thread is every quilters dream. 100% cotton, strong and sturdy. And I just love the names of the colours.
Mid Sage ... Light Old Gold ... Saxe Blue ... Light Cornflower ... Pale Rose ... Napoleon ... Wisteria ... Spring Green ... and my personal favourite, Gay Kingfisher. Looking at them is like a little snapshot of being a forties housewife.