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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Hand-me-down crafting treasures! on: May 15, 2009 06:00:40 PM
So I am so excited about my day and no one in my house seems to understand!

I visited my grandma today to hang out and borrow a tiny embroidery hoop because I only have a huge one. Well I ended up getting her whole embroidery stash, including her hoops, thread, needles and the sewing box she kept them all in! I remember the box from when I was little, and use to sit and watch her embroider things all the time and pick through the box in childish wonder haha. I am so thrilled to have it now. She also gave me the projects she never got around to finishing, and can't finish now because of her arthritis. =[ I think I'm going to finish them for her for her birthday because they are really not my style. There is a set of quilt squares for a baby quilt and a little teddy bear piece for framing I am going to use though.

We then got on the topic of how I am now a fiend for buttons. In the middle of the conversation she got up and went upstairs, so I followed her and after rummaging in the closet, she handed me an old 1960s candy tin filled with buttons that were my great grandmothers! There are SO MANY BUTTONS!!!! She said most of them were from her old clothes and they are really cool.

As if this all wasn't enough, she also handed me a vintage Tetley Tea tin filled with 6 tiny glass jars and one extra tiny one. I don't know what the jars were originally, but they are pretty small and have plastic lids that snap on. She said they were left by my Poppy's first wife in the house.

And last but not least, she also gave me her mom's electric scissors from the 70s haha. They are kind of scary but super cool.

Oh and she also gave me pretty silky pillow shams with embroidered flowers on them to use for quilting!

I just wanted to share this on here because I know you guys will appreciate the awesomeness of grandma's stash becoming your stash, and can probably relate to how excited I am! Everyone here at home thinks I'm a little crazy haha.  Tongue
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