It went like this…
I’m sitting at my computer and I’m talking to a friend, and before I know it – I’ve opened this top desk drawer and I’m pulling stuff out, and organizing.
It’s amazing what you can do during a phone call on speaker phone.
It’s also amazing what you can find deep inside a humble desk drawer.
Have you ever wondered just what the contents of your drawer would tell a stranger about your life?
Well, besides the fact that I evidently have messy drawers…and I can’t seem to slow down enough to just take the time to KEEP them neat.
But if you dig deeper, what would you learn about me?
SEWING KIT…IN the package.
I’ve just noticed myself over the past few power purges that I seem to buy stuff and never take it out of the package. WHY is this? I don’t know.
But this one I bought just for those little scissors – ((Traveling internationally)) and the little needle threader for my treadle machines. I still like these old fashioned needle threaders.
As for the thread, we know it's crap so it couldn't be for that. But WHY is this hidden in this drawer where I completely forgot about it, still in the package?
Lack of time to deal with it I suppose.
Notes from my mom.
I’ve saved most of these because I love her handwriting. It has never changed –it’s one of those things that a computer typed email, text, Facebook message, or whatever will NEVER match. Handwriting is so personal.
I wish this one was dated, but it isn't. As I’ve been going through stuff I’ve found her notes tucked here and there throughout the house in drawers and baskets and boxes…I need to corral them into one pretty box for safe keeping. On the front side is the golden gate bridge photo you see in the top photo of this post. This note is a keeper. It just needs to go somewhere better.
Photo circa 1976??
I loved to play the guitar and sing. As I look at this photo I remember some things so vividly. That piece of leather tied on my wrist – my girlfriend and I both did that and swore that we wouldn’t EVER take them off. The ring on my finger was a birthday gift. The scratches on the guitar where my strumming nails had worn the wood down. And the sewing machine in the background!
I learned to sew first on my mom’s old Kenmore, then when she married my step dad when I was 14, she got this as a wedding gift. I sewed clothes all through junior high and highschool on that Pfaff, it was the top of the line then. I would love to have it now! I don’t even remember what model it was – but what a great machine.
I look at the pictures hanging on the wall. I REMEMBER those! Where did they go?
The puka shell necklace was also a gift, and I remembered being SO thrilled with it – all my friends had one and I wanted one in the worst way, and this one came interspersed with blue beads. It was different from the others and I loved it so.
Braces on my teeth! They wouldn't come off until I was 17. I was late getting them on, so late coming off….I look at this photo and I have to stop and say “Oh, hello! There you are! I’ve missed you!” to this young girl who had no idea where her life was going to go.
“Don’t worry!” I tell her. “It’s going to turn out better than you’ve ever dreamed possible!” And in my mind we both smile.
And now I have one more clean drawer!
Today’s Lovely Free pattern!
I love scrappy Christmas stockings, and Clover and Violet have a WONDERFUL version here with fabric covered buttons as accent. Click HERE for the tutorial. I love the softness of these colors – so pretty!
I hope you are ready for Grand Illusion, Part 3! As soon as I hit send on this, I’m working on that clue so it is ready to post!
Catch you bright and early in the morning, everyone!