Saturday, 1 March 2014
Granny's sewing box
I also have this. Also an antique. And no. I don't sew. The nearest I come to that kind of thing is using iron-on hem-mending stuff to ...well.... mend hems. It's also good for fixing trouser pockets. John's trouser pockets regularly wear out, and he ends up with his socks full of lose change. So, I just stick the broken ends of the pocket together, and voila! The only problem with this is that over time, the pockets get shorter and shorter. Then it's time for new trousers.
I do occasionally sew on buttons.
I think that may be Granny's old pin cushion the right, but I can't be sure. I also have ber thimble, and I used to have lots of the fawn thread she used for mending her stockings. Not sure what happened to that.
(I've just spoken to my daughter about the bath mat mentioned in my last post. "What, that manky old thing?" she cried. She says that when I die, she will throw it in the bin. But I told her I was leaving it to B. That's her told. Ha.)