Greetings. I think you all must be tired of my snow photos. :-) I ran across a photo of a wooden shaker box on the internet not long ago that was being used as a sewing kit. I had all my stitching things in a zippered plastic sleeve and I thought.. hmm.. maybe it's time to get a proper vintage container for my needles, threads, scissors, thimble and buttons! So, after a look-see on Etsy and eBay I found this sweet little handmade wooden Shaker box and now keep it nearby for sewing projects.
I have this cute little vintage needle holder, it's a reproduction but I love the children on the cover.
I also have 2 little thread spools that I adore, I got one in white and black thread of waxed linen thread. They come from Sajou where I got my pretty sewing scissors.
Inside my needle book is a rather hilarious mess, the metallic paper where the needle stay was coming away from the cover so I used some of my pretty washi tape for a homestyle repair.
I have an old glass tube with a few seed beads, a packet of tiny vintage mother of pearl buttons, my thimble, etc.
Here is my beloved sterling silver thimble, it has a sailboat on a lake, a stone bridge, mountains and a lighthouse with a keepers home. *love*
The other side of the thimble. I wonder where this was made?
My faux mother-of-pearl handled Sajou sewing scissors and my well-used and loved sterling silver yarn needle handmade by my friend Molly at Celtic Swan Forge where I get my crochet hooks.
Every time I take up a needle and thread I feel a connection with my ancestral womenfolk from my mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and on back to the times when women sewed hides together with bone and rawhide. How about a challenge? If you're a blogger, will you share your sewing kit on your next blog? What fun! If you don't blog, can you describe what you use to keep your sewing things in and what you keep inside? I saw this image on Facebook and grabbed it - how about these ladies for inspiration?
Dayle and I went to dinner at Tad's Chicken 'n' Dumplins last night, I got a kick out of this cast iron lamp base. I was good and had shrimp prawns sauteed in garlic butter, a salad and zucchini.
After being homebound for a while in the snow, I am going to venture out to go swimming today. I just need to navigate through half a mile of icy road before the streets are clear of ice. I think I can do that. Have a great weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)