This is why I need my Giant Vintage Woolwork Sewing Box/Footstool. See my post-
I decided to edit through this old sewing basket, formerly my mother’s. Not her nice old one brought into her marriage in 1948 (who knows where that one is?! I could speculate….) This one is from the mid 80’s.
I decided just to put the buttons, beads, pins, needles and other “notions” back into this one.
I thought that I had sorted through this basket when I acquired it in 1990. It was heading for the tip when I intercepted it, as my Father could not bear to keep any of my Mother’s personal bits after her death. The contents of a life were thrown away or spread off to various family members. I won’t follow up on the rest of this story now.
Anyway, I clearly had not looked through it properly before, or I’m even crazier than I thought, because at the bottom of it was something that has solved a 27 year old family mystery…