Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Home for Needles

Prior to a few days ago, this is where I kept my needles.  And some of you thought I have everything organized.  Think again, my pretties.

This little paper needle case/enclosure came from my mother's sewing basket years and years ago.  It once held new needles.  Years back it started falling apart, but I just kept it going by using a paper clip to hold it all together.  I became lazy, not even removing leftover string after each use and the whole thing became a hot mess.

I was working on Miriam's quilt recently and had finally had it.  I thought I remembered my blogger friend, Margo, making a sweet little needle case that looked like an envelope.  I checked her Etsy shop, Thrift at Home and didn't see it.  So, I messaged her and she reminded me that it was a blog post of hers where she planted this needle case idea in my head.

I asked her if she felt like making another and she agreed!  Margo is a dear through and through.  I asked her to add some needle "pages" so I would have more room to store my collection and again she sweetly obliged.

Let me show you how happy my needles are today...

Look at them sleeping so nicely, all lined up, just waiting to help me out.

Thank you, dear Margo.  The case is beautiful.  Now when I open my sewing-tackle box, I can't help but smile.

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  1. Thank you so much! I need one of these desperately and am going to add this to my To Do list. Needles everywhere : )

  2. I have a needle problem as well. What a cute way to keep them neat.

  3. I like the tackle box idea. I am not much of a seamstress, but I do have a badly organized shoe box where I keep thread and needles and other things I need for mending.

  4. I love this idea and it is so cute!! I have some of my mom's old sewing notions too and I love them, especially seeing the prices on them.....10cents for needles...gotta love that!

  5. This is the first thing we made in Home Ec sewing class circa 1969 or so. Everything old is new again.

  6. oh Jane! Thanks for the kind compliments! I love seeing it laying there in your tackle box (which is an excellent idea, too).

  7. If you have trouble sewing please remember needles and pins can get dull. I love my old needles from my aunt with the WWII ration cover but I splurge with my coupon every year or so on new pins or needles.

  8. What a fantastic idea! Love it! Will definitely be pulling the sewing machine out for this one! Thanks for sharing and God bless! :)

  9. Please do tell where the fabric came from. It is lovely!


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