Over the past week or so, Mr. Q.O. and I have been tossing, giving away, generally reorganizing things and in the process have found some wonderful hidden treasures.
Like these beautiful little wooden carved boxes!
First there’s this one with the beautiful inlay on the top. It was Mr. Q.O.’s mother sewing box. She was a seamstress who worked with some of the top furriers in the city.
Which might explain these enormous #7 sharps! I can’t believe how big they are in comparison to the #12 sharps I use for piecing. But look at the price – a whole 30 cents for 20 needles.
And now this beautiful little box has become part of my sewing kit. I have my favourite thread snips, scissors, thimbles, #12 sharps and finger pincushion in it, all easy to find and ready to use as soon as I sit down to sew.
This little box is beautifully carved too.
And it is the perfect size to hold the spools of thread I’m using for the various projects I’m working on.
I feel so spoiled, having these wonderful boxes as part of my sewing kit! They now will sit on the end table so that whenever I sit down to sew, the only other thing I need is the project box(es) for whatever project(s) I’m going to work on that evening. No more hunting through the drawer of the end table for the right thread, my thimble or anything else. Everything will be right there waiting for me in these beautiful boxes.
And yes, I think I’m back and ready to blog much more frequently.
We were holding our breath the evening that Baxter jumped up beside Jake, hoping that he’d just settle down. Usually it means the beginning of a chase, but not that evening. Baxter just quietly curled up beside Jake. And that’s very, very unusual and something we loved to see.