I’m very happy with the results, and plan to list it in my Etsy store(www.shesewsbytheseashore.etsy.com) hopefully tomorrow.
So I had my camera out after photographing the apron, and I decided to snap a few pictures of something that came in a big box of mixed antique sewing supplies my father bought off of EBay for my birthday this past April….this isn’t all of the spools that came in the box, there were probably another 30 more, but I didn’t get pictures of them….
Aren’t they ooh so pretty? lots of silk and cotton threads, on wooden spools….I fell in love as soon as I saw them…also in the box was three pair of pinking shears…solid metal, no plastic handles, and two large pairs of shears, and one small pair of scissors, a card of pearl buttons, and sooooo much more…
so anyways…another fun eBay purchase was today, dad told me he bought an old(as in 1871) handwritten….diary…so our plan is..I’ll start another blog, and post on each corresponding day(maybe), for each of the 300 and some entries….I cannot wait until it comes in……I think it will be a lot of fun to get to read something a lady wrote shortly after the Civil War, to read about her life…to touch the pages she touched, the history contained in that book!to think…a book that is 136 years old……why did her family not save this book? why hasn’t it been passed down through the years to her great-great-great-times-how every-many-grandchildren?…..so exciting…..so another item that was in above mentioned box was this lovely ivory handled thing…it has a hook like a crochet hook, but my word..it is TINY! and when i say tiny, I mean its probably about 1/16in or smaller….perhaps it was for crocheting lace? but how in the world could one work with such a tiny hook and the thread must have been like your all purpose cotton machine thread, super thin…
so anyways..maybe some kind farm girl knows what it was used for….
not much new in my world….did a bit of gardening the other day…planted the poor bolting lettuce in the garden after snapping it off to about 2in, then planted the poor stunted tomatoes, transplanted a few plants that were in peat pots, and one that was in a shattered plastic pot….hopefully now they are in good soil, they’ll perk up and not dry out so much..as put the cucumber plants in a real pot instead of the 6 pack container they came in..they’ve already perked up…they bell peppers and tomatoes have cheered up some and one of the tomato plants has gotten to about 1 1/2 feet tall and has a lovely tomato on it, its some type of purple heirloom i think…and it will be a while before it is quite ready…also my gourd vines have finally started growing…i left them in their pots to long without enough water, but now that they get a fair amount of water fairly regularly, the bushel gourd vines have taken off, and the ornamental crown of thorn gourd vines have started to sprout out a few more leaves and have already put out a few flowers…….so anyways….I’m off now….its well…kinda late…12:22……….AM…so I guess that means it is early…he he….
~The Bella Modiste~