Maz and Linda have both posted recently about vintage needlebooks so I promised that I would too.
THIS rather plain little needlebook was made by my late mother in primary school, most probably around 1930 or 31 [ based on the fact that she was born in 1920 ]
The stitching is crude and the colour is awful but still bright and still serving its purpose after over 70 years of use.
I have a reasonable collection of needlebooks, hussifs, pincushions and sewing caddies of one sort and another. In fact all the sewing paraphenalia that you would expect a quilter to have made or acquired in a quarter century of stitching [ not counting a decade of dressmaking before that ] but this battered little piece holds fond memories of a mother who couldn't sew to save herself but still held onto this treasure from her childhood.
I'm not even sure at what stage it came into my possession. I just seem to have always had it.
Nadie you are NEVER to throw this out!
oh and people? Maz is having a contest and all you have to do is tell her about your collections.
zero degrees again last night