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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Day Came

I remember clearly the day I visited Grandma, and watched as she did her sewing. I loved to go through her sewing box, looking at all the pretty threads, flosses, newspaper patterns and notions. I asked her what the little metal thing was, and she said it was for threading her needles, because when you get older, it's hard to see the tiny little holes to put the thread through. She then showed me how to use it. As I watched her with my perfect 20/20, I thought how I would never be "that old" and never have to use such a thing to thread a needle. When Grandma passed, I was fortunate enough to receive her sewing box, and all the wonderful things it contained, including the needle threader. I'm using it today, and don't know how I would be doing any embroidery or sewing without it! No matter how close or far away I hold the needle, the eye is lost! Thank-you Grandma for the most valuable notion in the box!

6 comments:

AverettLadyNana said...

I used to love to go through sewing baskets and button jars......hey who am I kidding I still do!!!

Diane said...

A little gift from your Grandma down through the years. Lovely.

Tolentreasures said...

I use one too, but not all the time YET! How nice to have her sewing items, love to find those boxes of stuff at yard sales!

Cathy

Ottilias Veranda said...

I love old sewing boxes too! I´m sitting here putting together buttons and lace for my OWOH prize! I have been in bed with the flue so not much have been done around here but I will try to send this tomorrow. And I have a question for You. Do You have an alternative email address or perhaps a friends? ...it would be easier to mail the photos. and a second question: how many photos? About the lace...some are shorter some are longer but I guess this is like a crazy quilt so it doesn´t matter?

Looking forward to hear from You
cheers
Liisa@ottilias.se

Kim said...

I had forgotten about those needle threaders! I need one! Can you still buy them????

Pearl said...

Memories:) especially of Grandma's