My mother is visiting right now and brought me a wonderful gift. Let me explain... When my great-aunt (on my father's side) learned that my mother loved to sew, she was thrilled. She had someone to whom she could give all of the many sewing notions from the family. So many wonderful tools and items! Now that I too have picked up the needle and thread, my mother has passed these things along to me. Needless to say it's so wonderful to have things that physically attach me to my sewing roots. Just have a look... so much stuff!
Look at all of these wonderful old wooden bobbins. The colors of the thread are still so bright and vibrant!
Can you read that? Yes. It says "Pure Silk" for 15 cents!
Needles in wonderful holders!!
The prettiest embroidery scissors:
An old pin cushion made from a Chinese child's shoe.
And finally, a beautiful gold thimble still with it's original case. My mother told me that when she was given this, I was two years old and immediately grabbed it from her and loved it. How wonderful that I now have it!
I am going to use all of this stuff! Well, the stuff that I can use... Not only do I remember my mother using it when I was growing up, but it's amazing to know it reaches much further back into my family's history.
Oh! And a question for all of you... there is one mystery tool in the bunch. Anyone know what you would use this wooden tool for?