I inherited my grandmother's sewing and knitting things. She was a Depression era teen and young adult, very frugal. I like to use the small segments of binding and elastic she saved whenever I can, even just for hanging loops in clothes. There's a bone bodkin I use every time I sew to sweep the bobbin thread up and back, a magnifying glass that's so handy, and buttons to last me until I die. She taught me to sew and her things are my treasures.