Years ago I bought this sewing basket at a flea market.
(By the way: is basket the right word even if it´s not actually a basket?)
It came with all these contents:
Today I finally pulled it out of the closet and unpacked it.
There is a lot of darning thread,
Buttons, really old wooden spools, a very used and worn tape measure, a tin of pins, a little chunky but cute pin cushion, and this green ribbon. My mother has these same ribbons from my grandmother, still wrapped around a stack of neatly folded linen bedsheets or dish towels.
I will keep all these treasures, but I took them out of the sewing basket and put my own sewing supplies into it so that I can finally use it like I planned when I bought it.
See the next star for my hexie Project? It´s nearly done!
(the star, not the project)
I was thinking about the former owner of the basket. What was she sewing? Seems like she had a lot of darning to do, but the tape measure is so worn that she must have used it a lot. Maybe she sewed clothes for herself and her children?
I hope she would like the fact that her basket is in good use again.
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