Thursday, May 29, 2008

early inheritance

I have plenty of projects to post, but no pictures of them. Lovely spring weather means I'm spending a lot of time outside with the kids or working in the garden. That translates to less time to post and worry about photo shoots.

I did, however, take a picture of this stuff about a week ago when my mother-in-law brought it over.

The case and contents came from her mother who is no longer able to sew. She thought I'd apreciate having it. Complete understatement.

There's a ton of great stuff here - vintage needle packages, a darning egg(with needle marks from years of mending), her tomato pin cushion, an envelope from Lee Wards (Chicago area crafters - remember that place?), even a slew of saved buttons. And the case is as fun as what was in it. Basia(my mother-in-law) said she used to take her things to the beach in it when she was young. I won't be headed to the beach with it, but I'll give it a good home.

3 comments:

Rebekah C said...

wow! what a cool gift! I love vintage sewing things : )

blackbird said...

Good stuff.
Nice train case too...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lucky you! I adore vintage buttons and haberdashery supplies - what lovely treasure!