I love “old” things, especially vintage sewing supplies. They remind me of my Grandma’s or my Mom’s sewing basket. I feel like sewing notions are Barbies for grown ups!
Today a thoughtful friend sent me some things she thought I would enjoy. And I will! It was like opening a treasure chest.
There were a couple crocheted pot holders–love those! I have a stack of different styles, with plans to frame them after I repaint my kitchen (maybe next year?)
The first thing I grabbed after opening the envelope was this sweet blue tape measure, it is two layers stitched together, they aren’t made like that anymore. I especially love the color!
There is a collection of little hats. I wonder what the original maker intended to do with them? The red one is bigger, and stuffed I think it is a Pincushion….it will be now! I plan to add one or two of them, along with a couple of the pieces of lace (shown below) to a crazy quilt that has been in process for years. There is also a little crocheted circle with fabric pages inside, made to hold needles I believe.
My favorite item is a lovely piece of crocheted lace. I already know I want to embroider something pretty and incorporate it on to the stitchery.
Also included were a couple thimbles, and cards of snaps and hooks. The graphics on old notions were so much better than modern day sewing supplies.
I particularly like the two cards of colored safety pins. I feel like the original owner did too, so much that she saved them instead of using them.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my treasures as much as I did!