I don’t generally run out after sales on this day. But there are some errands that need to be run, so I will be venturing out into the crowds just a bit.
I’ve got to make a post office run. I have some things to be shipped out FedEx and that means a run down by the mall ((Often referred to as the MAUL in my household because the traffic is always a disaster)).
I hope to be done and back by 2pm for Quilt-Cam for those who want to leave the left overs of Christmas and come sew a bit ---regain your sanity. Sit a spell.
Don’t you love this ad? It’s from about 1958. And yes, I think I own four out of 5 of those machines. Did you know that Singer also did vacuums?
Today have something really special to share with you. Earlier this week after showing the very cool sewing cabinet and the green quilted sewing box, ((Click HERE to view!)) I got an email from Marge with photos of a really old family sewing box. I asked her if I could share it, and she said yes!
Marge’s sewing box.
Thank you again for Quilt Cam. I’m so glad I found it!
I enjoyed your post today about the sewing table (or whatever it actually is. Someone at Antiques Road show would know, I’m sure!) To that end I thought you might enjoy these photos of my maternal Grandma’s sewing box. It was made for her by one of her brothers, who was a cabinet maker. I don’t use it except to store sewing supplies. There’s a crack in the top and one bit of wood from a corner is missing, so I try to keep it out of harm’s way in my sewing room.
Inlaid box lid
In addition to the box, I have two pair of her lo-o-ong sewing shears (at least one of those might have been her mother’s) and a pair of curved snips, all of which I had mounted in a shadow box frame which hangs inside the door of my sewing room. These tools, and a crazy quilt block finished by my paternal Grandma – her initials and the date, 1894, are embroidered on it – also framed and on the wall in that room – remind me of my sewing and quilting heritage. Just love that stuff!
It’s fun to read about your vintage quilt and sewing machine discoveries. Such fun – and such a blessing to be able to give them some TLC and to make them useful once more.
Hidden compartment under the pincushion!
Blessings for Christmas and the New Year! May your travels bring you as much pleasure as they do to the folks you meet along the way.
Storage underneath the compartment tray.
I love seeing things like this. This is really a special treasure. Thanks for sharing it, Marge – and may you have many more happy years of using this wonderful sewing box!
Do you have sewing related family heirloom that you’d love to share with me? Simply send me the story and the photos via email!
And with that I’ve gotta get a move on if we are indeed going to make Quilt-Cam happen at 2pm Eastern!