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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

my sewing needfuls

Like most of my friends reading this,
I love to collect & display old, unique or folk art-y sewing needfuls ~

here are a few shots of my favorites, placed upon my mantel in our keeping room...

the double-decker mohair tomato-on-funnel I made ~
the exquisite shoe pinkeep was made by dear Christine Crocker from Deerfield Farmhouse...

I found this fragile wooden beauty, below, at a shop in Leesburg, VA ~

...this little spinning spool holder holds my thimble collection perfectly!

a blue house adorns this pinkeep drum from Stacy Nash,
the little Black Mammy pinkeep is from Jackie of TFC Folkart & the pinkeep box is from
Wendy of Pineberry Lane...

I found this silver plated spoon carousel at an antiques shop
and I love to display my old thread scissors on it...

one of the plainest, most simple pincushions I own, but I just love it.

and here they are, all together ~

what do you collect? how do you display your collection?
join me in sharing your sewing needfuls on your blog ~ I'd love to see them!!

Blessings from the farm,


Jennifer said...

What a beautfiul collection! I collect bird's nest...only after they have fallen from branches, never while in use. They are in the large glass built-in cabinet in my living room c. 1823. Not sure if the built-in is that old. Seems to be from the research I've done.

Christine said...

I love all your sewies, Lori!!! A wonderful collection of scissors, also, and a neat way to display them. I LOVE the bird in your header....do you have a pattern for it? Would love one.
I so enjoy your blog, and appreciate your giving us such wonderful eye candy ....christine

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome collection! Love the tiered spool holder/pin cushion and your thimble wheel, too! I also really like your double stacked tomatoes on the funnel. Everything is beautifully displayed.

By Thy Hands Tinkerings said...

Ohhhh lovely little collection Lori!!


Susannah said...

Now ..that is a beautiful, interesting collection! Nicely displayed! Love it!

cucki said...

What a sweet collection xxx

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Lori~
wonderful displays of pretties you work with~

Lana said...

I love them all Lori! I have one of those cast iron hands, too! Aren;t they wonderful?

I collect pincushions, too... can't get enough of them. :)

And... Your mantel is gorgeous!

Nancy in WI said...

That pansy picture is beautiful! Is it a print or stitchery? Love it and have to have it if it is a pattern available!

jody said...

love your collection! and family time is the best time! your moms squirrels and flowers are beautiful! enjoy your day!

NMK said...

Love your collections !!!! Your mantel makes your home look so cozy & inviting !!!! My mother, grand mother & great grand mother all sewed, they could stitch anything ! I should gather some things & take a picture for you to see...it's always fun to see other's collections. Just Love how worn & loved each piece was....

Fran. said...

Lori I am in Vintage Sewing LOVE!!! I love that shoe!! Do you make them and sell them? Your mantel rocks too! I also collect vintage sewing items!!Pin cushions are some of my favs. I will have to blog soon about them!! Thanks so much for sharing!! XOXO Fran.

Anonymous said...

Your scissors collection just speaks to me, Lori! Love all your bits and pieces!


Delania said...

Love it all!

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