A community member donated a whole box full of old sewing notions and patterns to our quilting and needlework group. It was fun going through the items, and I brought these home with me. Not so much because I'll use them, though I might in some of those vintage-style note cards, but more because I just liked them. They reminded me of sewing through the years, and how things gradually change so that we barely notice. Zippers with metal teeth are hard to find now. So are wooden thread spools. But just look at the prices on these notions! Every item less than fifty cents. I wonder when these were purchased? I like old notions almost as much as I like old quilts, and am drawn to antique store displays of pincushions and sewing ephemera. Now I have this little collection of my own.
Yay! and Uggh!
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