January 3, 2011Aunt Ethel’s Sewing Box
Every time I visit my parents house I grab a big armload of crap from the pile of “precious family memories” that they have stored in the basement.
Not that I am making fun of the pile. I love the pile. The pile and I get along really well. I know this, because the pile always gives me the greatest stuff.
This time I pulled out this cute tin,which turned out to be my Aunt Ethel’s “sewing box”.
Sewing box is in quotes because, although she used it to store sewing things, it is a tin. A cookie tin. A Maurice Lenell Cookie tin to be exact.
I don’t think there is anything cuter than freckles on a cookie boy, do you?
According to my mom, Aunt Ethel loved to make dolls, stuffed animals and do embroidery. As proof, I found some snobby French chef transfers in the tin.
A variety of thread spools were on the bottom of the tin. I love the tops…
Various sewing doo-dads from the bottom of the tin, and a spool of light green silk thread.
And this little guy, who I found inside of a ball of loose thread. Anyone know what this cutie is used for? I would love to know!