I know you're probably busy blog hopping, I will be too in a bit, so I'll try not keep you long!
I love vintage notions, and look for sewing bits whenever I'm at an estate sale or thrift store. They often tell such great stories about their owners. Once, I bought a sewing box at an auction that belonged to a nurse, she had suture silk, surgical blades, and bandage scissors stashed in there, along with a bullet casing! Clearly, your imagination must be a large part of the story. I've found old letters, Girl Scout patches that never got sewn on, promotional needle books from banks, campaign buttons; all sorts of treasure! I even found template pieces cut from old newspaper that someone had bought from another quilter for $0.25...by mail...almost half the price of a stamp today.
I display what I can in my sewing room, but my collecting has gotten a bit out of hand.
|l: framed needle books above my machine r: shelves of tatting and crochet thread, hooks/needles, pins, etc.|
|I'll be adding some more buttons and things throughout the week, it's spring cleaning time, here!|
Giveaway will close on May 10th, at 5pm PST, and is open to US residents (sorry international friends).
The winner will be chosen by random from the comments section of this post.
To enter, please answer one of the following:
- Your best sewing tip, or favorite sewing notion?
- Are there any household items that may not be made for sewing, but that you use in your sewing arsenal?
- The bullet casing...what in the world do you think she was using that for?
Bonus entry for followers of my blog. Just tell me what method you used.
Good luck, and thank you for stopping by!