Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yesterday Stephanie posted about some wonderful wooden spools she was able to buy from an antique mall. I went looking for wooden spools of my own since I have some of my great-grandmother's sewing things and also my husband's grandmother's sewing box. In my husband's grandmother's sewing box (which I believe was her mother's as well) I first found this darling vintage package of needles--what a treasure! Underneath this there were many wooden spools, and all of them still have thread on them!
I found a few more wooden spools that belonged to my great-grandmother; she also had lots of buttons she had saved. I carefully rinsed the buttons and separated them into two jars--one for the colored buttons and one for the white and off-white ones. I love the white and off-white ones best!
I'm going to find a great jar to display the wooden spools in, but I'm wondering about how to display the vintage needle package...any ideas? I hate to just put it back in the box where it can't be appreciated!
And, since I'm feeling a little caught up now on my Christmas projects, I've decided to do a little give-away! I would love to send someone a Mary Englebreit "Isn't Christmas Jolly" fabric basket and two matching potholders! Just leave a comment before Saturday evening, and I'll announce the winner next Monday!