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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Birthday dear daughter and Vintage Thingie Thursday

Happy Birthday
Dear, dear daughter.
We love you and are so proud of you.

Dad and Mom
Vintage Thingie Thursday

My mom has been gone for many years. I have her sewing box.
There are many spools of thread in there and that is the only thing I have ever used.
But recently I took a better look at what was in there.


These were my grandmothers.
I know the first item is a needle holder, a thimble. an awl, a marking roller and a sock darner.
There are three needles one of which I am not able to identify.
I do not know what the long thick curved needle is for.
Any ideas out there?

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Marydon said...

Happy birthday to you & your daughter on her birth-day.

Love your Mother's sewing box. Isn't it wonderful to just see & feel what they used.


Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

HI. I enjoyed my visit. I love day lilly's too I have about 8 different varieties. Your grandmothers sewing tools are wonderful. I use a long thick needle for sewing thick leather or jean material. Blessings, Debbie

lovestitch said...

Happy Birthday to your Daughter! Wishing all the best come to her new year!
Your Mom's sewing box looks gorgeous! I love it!
Great day to you and your family! x

Ulla said...

Beautiful treasures! The curved needle can be used for closing sacks, or if that can not be the case with your grandmother, then sewing upholstery or mattresses.

Ima Weed said...

Some curved needles are used for upholstery, leather work, doll making and if you have had the opportunity to watch a doctor/surgeon at their 'stitchery' you'll notice their needles are curved as well. It's wonderful to have these momentos of you mother and grandmother.

Mollye said...

Hi Peggy, Enjoyed seeing your sewing box. I have some of those things from Mike's mother too and wonder if the curved needle might be for darning socks

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I bet it was for upholstery. I remember my gm and my mother both upholstering chairs and couches.
Thanks gals.

art2cee2 said...

How wonderful you saved your mother's sewing box. I think the curved needle is used for upholstery. :-)

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

How wonderful that you still have your grandmothers sewing tools. I know that they use curved needles for upholstery, but yours looks wide too... I'm not sure what it's for.

Deanna said...

Sweet Blessings to you!
Not sure what type of needle that is.
Wonderful that you have these items of Grandmothers.

May your daughter have an awesome Birthday!!!
Today I turn 56 years old. A great day!!!

God bless.
Thinking of you,

LV said...

Nice treasures filled with great memories.

Rudee said...

A very happy birthday to your daughter!

I agree the curved needle is for upholstery. I love your sock darner. It makes fixing hand knit wool socks so much easier, because if you do it right, you're duplicating knit stitches and not sewing a seam to walk on. The sock eggs make that so much easier to accomplish.

Mina said...

Sending a very happy birthday wish to your daughter!

Oh, you are so fortunate to have these treasures from your mother and grandmother. So beautiful and is such pristine condition.