Friday, December 3, 2010

A Little Friday Love for My Antique Sewing Cabinet

I was lucky to receive this antique "Make Do" 19th century Sewing Cabinet on my last trip to see my Dad. He had the little cabinet, and he added the dowels and the vegetable ivory pin cushion to make a little sewing cabinet.

The vegetable ivory pin cushion is so sweet--the needles that are in it are from my Grandmother's sewing basket. She made dresses for my sister and I when we were little girls. I like to think about Meemaw when I am working on some small piece of hand sewing.

I recently purchased some Guterman thread, which came in a clear plastic case. I think the spools are so much cozier in their little drawers, don't you?

My Dad embodies the term "Yankee ingenuity." According to Wikipedia, Yankee ingenuity is an American English reference to the self-reliance of early colonial settlers of New England, United States. It describes an attitude of make-do with materials on hand.

Another wonderful addition to my collection. Thanks again, Dad for bringing me these little treasures.

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