Thursday, June 11, 2009

thrifty thursday

Another treasure from thrifting with Carol-
A sewing screen. That's what I'm calling it anyway. I first saw one at an estate sale in the fall. This one came from a local shop. The owner had replaced the fabric on it with a vintage piece that I think looks wonderful and also happens to match my living room perfectly. I did run a new casing to make the fabric more taut, but otherwise have left it alone.
The left side:
The right side:

The inside:

There were a few packages of vintage ric rac, a vintage pattern and some wooden spools of thread that came with it, but what's in the photo are my supplies ready for some mending or handwork.
There's a small, flip up work surface that's pretty warped, but servicable to hold a small pair of scissors or threads. The block on the underside that kept the support wire in place has long since fallen off. I fixed it with a small screw to serve as a stop for the wire.
The fabric folds up over a wire at the base of the screens to make a pocket for patterns or supplies.

Tomorrow, a post about what's hanging between the scissors. And yes, those are readers on the end. I put them over my regular glasses at the tip of my nose when I do petit point or some other insanely small handwork.
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Amber said...

Wow - that is so pretty! What a cool find!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a finger pincushion between the scissors to me. I've got two. Very handy!

Tuli said...

Wendy, you have the BEST luck finding the handiest things! I ♥ this!

jacquie said...

this is so great! i think you need to introduce me to carol. i was in chicago today...flew in for my anniversary...wouldn't want my hubby to be alone on that day. next time i come, i'd love to try to get together. maybe later this summer?

Rebekah said...

This is such a neat project case! They just don't make stuff like they used to...