Monday, August 16, 2010

My Grandmother's Sewing Basket

Over the years people who sew gather all sorts of materials and my grandmother and mother were no different. After they passed on I kept many of their sewing supplies for I learned to sew from both of them and I didn't just want to throw them away.Recently we helped a friend clear out an estate and in the basement were boxes and boxes of old sewing projects and supplies and I took some home to add to the ones I already had. Last week I sorted through them to see what I had and to see what was worth saving.
I hate to say it, but you should see the piles of stuff I threw was overwhelming and there were boxes of tangled threads and yarns that just weren't the effort to untangle so I tossed them. What I did find were lots of fun buttons and an amazing amount of scissors.
I have started to list these items and kits in the shop and have lots more so please feel free to be in touch if you are looking for something special.

And don't worry, I have kept the things that really mattered to me ;-) You can see some of the listings here