What is in your sewing box?

My post the other day prompted Wendy to ask. What is in your sewing box? over on Quilt reflections at the end of an entry in which she speaks about the things that are found in hers.

Linn’s comment about finding baby shoes in sewing boxes found at flea markets made me remember that a the bottom of mine is a nappy pin.

If I have time this weekend I will have a rummage and see what else is in mine. Who has the strangest thing in their sewing box?

Toddles off …
now lets see what am I doing?
That’s right I am supposed to be working…

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2 Responses to What is in your sewing box?

  1. Sue Kuehnling age 43 U.S. says:

    Funny…I collectbuttons, sewing boxes, buttons, embroideredlinens, et… mostly from estate sales as I cannot bear to think of them being thrown away or unappreciated and of course because I love them. I cannot help biut think of those who owned them and made them and collected them. In sewing boxes and sewing tables both wooden and woven I have found stamps, and scraps of paper, a note from a package saying To:Mom With Love: Susan , tiny religios medals, ribbon , single buttons special buttons, pins, corsage pins, clipped columns, coupons, a red cross pin, an eroded metal button, tins, jars, envelopes jars, and tiny plastic cases of buttons. People that loved ribbons and people that loved yarn. People that wanted to save the most utilitarian of buttons and those that cherished the most aesthetic. A few baby pins,and childrens crafts,button hooks and rug hooks treasure after treasure. Each time I find one of these I feel I have found a special present and I can not wait to open thit and to sift through what is inside. I have snippets of projects just begun, some abandoned,pieces worn through with use. Garage sale finds, estate sales, antique shops, clothes of my family, second hand shops, commercial shops, web shops, e-bay etc…I would love to share so let me know…how best?

  2. Karen says:

    Sewing boxes. I thought I was the only person who couldn’t part with them and mine is also a very sentimental collection, but that’s another story. In the meantime I have the sewing box my father made for my grandmother when he was a young man, simple but beautiful workmanship and still full of wooden spools and silks, my own schoolgirl sewing basket that I was given age 8, and my mother-in-law’s straw basket where I found a string of pearls in the bottom. Well, her daughters weren’t interested in it, so do they need to know about the pearls? I loved my mother-in-law dearly and I like to think this was a little gift she left me as we could not say goodbye. I was in hospital giving birth to her second grandson at the time of her death. My own grandmother always said that pearls were for tears, and so I felt this was a very special message when I found them. I have left them there for that reason.

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