Friday, June 15, 2012

A Blast From The Past

Yes, this is one of those vintage items. 

Antique, heirloom, may say.  

I read a post from Vintage Grey this past week and saw similar items.
My daughter, commented, "we have one of those."  

I did a it is, with needles inside the folded paper.  It's about 3 x 4.5 inches.  The artwork is, huh? 

I acquired this needle package through my mother's sewing drawer from years past. 

It is so fun to think of times I carefully took the appropriate sized needle, carefully from the colored, foil papers inside.  At my earliest sewing skill level,  I took the largest as a more adept seamstress,  I look for dainty narrow gauged needles...


Actually the packaging of needles has been greatly improved, but not the nostalgia.  

Sewing doll dress creations from my mom's fabric scraps, 
ahhh...what a little designer is was at age 4.  
Funny thing,  I would sew something and hold it up to see it and then see I had sewn my dolls lovely new frock onto my own skirt.

What were some skill that began for you as a young'n?  
When did you ever get into some places, things, items you knew better than, but did it anyway?  
What has was the beginning of your creative genius?

As a mini tribute to Father's Day.  I must say, when ever I had the chance-I followed him around the house as he made repairs, did tasks, unusual or mundane and I loved it.  I learned many useful skills and can remember his actions, movements and mannerisms, that I love to this day.

Merry nostalgia today, 


  1. Oh, I love it! Her hat is so beautiful! What a special treasure to have from your mom! I love the "Happy Home", too! Thanks for sharing such a great vintage goodie! Happy Weekend! xo Heather

  2. how fun is that?! a hidden simple treasure!

  3. A nice little treasure. I love the way they used to wear ribbons in their hair!

  4. I thought those were from Mom. Great post, sis! hey, see ya tomorrow - drive safe.

  5. Hi Mary,

    Lovely to discover your blog and to meet you - thanks for visiting me.
    The little needle treasure is so sweet.

    Have a happy weekend

  6. Mary, I have the same needle case, and my mom had it the whole time I was growing up!! What a nice memory!!

  7. Hi Mary, lots of the same memoires too, aren't they wonderful memoires. My Grandma taught me to crochet at a very young age, fot which I would always be grateful for. Lovely post I might go look for a few items of my own <3

  8. Beautifully expressed! Nice memories!

  9. I love your sewing pack - how beaut to have it after so long. It did feel good to sew dolly clothes. I had a little chuckle at you sewing yours to your dress... how sweet :D)


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