Thursday, June 16, 2011
from my nans sewing stash
Anyway while looking through her HUGE jars of blue thread (yes jars!!!) I came across this cute tiny reel of blue. Its teeny tiny - Ive photographed it beside a bobbin just so you can see just how small it is. Asked Mum where it came from and she said from her Mum (ie my Nan). Nan was a dressmaker - infact I think she might well have been a dressmaker extraordinaire - she is the one who taught me to sew and to knit (Mum did a bit too but it was mostly Nan).
Nan always had the most amazing scraps - silks etc as she used to make wedding gowns and evening dresses. Mostly not from actual patterns but "made up" by her. Hopefully I have inherited SOME of those genes!
Of course I asked Mum if I could have the reel - and of course she said yes! So its going to sit on a little shelf above my sewing machine - no Im not going to use it - just look at it for inspiration from my Nan - how good is that?