Thursday, December 31, 2009
Recently I was given my grandmother's old sewing box. Or rather it's a wooden box on legs. It was full of lots of old and wonderful things. Most of the things were the usual finds, buttons, old wooden reels of cotton, snap fastners and needles.
Lots of needles.
These are just some of them.
My grandmother used to find time to do lots of stitching, she made doilies, and clothes, and mended everything that showed the slightest sign of wear and tear.
I was quite fascinated by all these needles!
These curious things were also part of the sewing box treasures. However I have no idea at all what they are! They are tiny, just slightly bigger than my smallest fingernail, and made of cotton. They are softish, but have something hard inside. They are stitched to this piece of card. They don't appear to be buttons.
A puzzle indeed, does anyone recognize them?