Sunday, 28 September 2008

Look What I've Acquired

At the beginning of the week I saw an advert on Freecycle, offering a box of "sewing bits and pieces". I went and collected it yesterday morning and had no idea of what the box contained until I returned home. If I remember rightly, some of the items had belonged to her grandmother.

At the bottom of the box was this wooden sewing "box". The top layer contained all these bobbins of sewing and darning thread. In the compartment below there is tapestry wool, hooks and eyes and lace. In this time there were embroidery pattern and this cut work embroidery. Some of the pieces are complete with the instructions still there to finish the last piece. I will try and see how old this is when I have time to look through the pattern pieces. There is also an envelope containing some iron on transfers.
The highlight of this tin was the lace.
This tin was full of buttons and I love buttons!
To complete the box, there was this fabric and pieces of ribbon and lace.
I will give the fabric a wash as it has been stored for some time, and then I will have some fun using it. This was like opening a treasure chest, I couldn't believe what I had found, it made my day.

10 comments:

loulee1 said...

Oooh! Treasure indeed. I was once lucky enough to come across a box of granny's bits in a junk store, like you I had fun digging deeper and deeper finding all kinds of lovelies.

Ginnie said...

Wow what a fantastic lot of goodies.

Tanja said...

Awesome to go through a box full with fun things! The pictures very much remind me of my grandma's sewing box, all the lace and thread. Beautiful!
Have fun with it.

Tanja

honeyanddaisy said...

Ah! Look at all those lovely buttons! And lace! I'm sure you'll have a great time getting acquainted with all of them. :)

Linda said...

Wow, good for you. How fun. This was like a treasure hunt. I'm glad someone that appreciates these goodies got them. Hugs, Linda

Rudee said...

What a great discovery! You did get a treasure chest there and I'm sure you'll have great fun with it!

Knitting Linguist said...

What a wonderful find!

Karan said...

Wow, what a treasure trove! I love Freecycle. :0)
Will enjoy seeing what you do with all the goodies. :0)

Elena said...

Look at this! It is like a real treasure chest!

Wendy said...

OOOOOOOH! What a wonderful treasure you have. I just love to get goodies like this and it was free to! How wonderful is that. Wendy