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Thread: 1900's tools of the trade

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    Junior Member sew_sew's Avatar
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    This brought tears to my eyes, a true treasure.

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    Very impressive. I have my dgm's sewing box, but nothing like this. It's a real treasure.

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    What a wonderful treasure. You are very lucky!

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    totally awesome

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    That is something! How special it is that you have that. Thank you for sharing.

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    OMG, that is a true treasure you have!!! Lucky you :lol:

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    That is amazing. love it.

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    What an amazing keepsake

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    That is way too coool! Unfortunately when my grandfather got sick they had a sale and I was unable to attend and have little of my grandmother's work but memories of sitting and watching her work. She would let me try after she showed me what to do. I love those mental photos and charish the memories they conjure.

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    What a neat blast from the past!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    That is just wonderful. I wish we could see it in person. I may make one for myself. seems more easy to fine items than a regular sewing basket like I have.thanks so much for sharing. Mary

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    This is truly a treasure in so many ways. Its not only a sentimentel piece but a piece of history and family. Thank-you for shareing the picture and the story.

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    Wonderful collection!

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    What a wonderful keepsake. I hope you have a child or grandchild that will treasure it after you!

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    what a great treasure and keepsake. I'm so glad you finally get to display it. It would be a shame not to see this on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Here is a close up view of my grandmothers sewing box. She passed away in 1980 at 102. I have had it for about 15 years but never had a place to show it off. Now that I have a big sewing room:

    (post with pics here http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104199-1.htm )

    I decided to take it out, dust it off and show it off!

    She and Grandpa married in 1898. He took a small case with drawers and she lined it with some velveteen. He drilled holes in the bottom drawer and put a few pegs in it for spools of thread. Some of the needles are still in the glass tubes!! I included pics of all the drawers.
    What a great item to have. Wish it was mine. Thanks for sharing. Those were the days when quilts were really quilts. Some of the quilting today looks more like paintings and while they are gorgeous, they are not something I want to curl up under on a cold day. Diane in Garnet Valley, PA

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    What a blessing to have a legacy like this!

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    That is really a treasure it is a gold mine.

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    Your little chest is absolutely gorgeous, even more so because you know the history behind it pertains to both your grandparents. So nice for you to have it in your sewing room to appreciate every day.

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    How wonderful it must be to own a piece of your family history. Treasure it always.

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    What a treasure...lucky you!!!

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    How great is that box to have for one's self? I agree with everyone who calls it a treasure. It's a continuity of life in your family.

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    Ohhhh My Goodness........what an amazing, amazing treasure chest of wonderfulness you have!! I LOVE the fact that your grandmother's hands and your hands are touching the same things! What a terrific sewing chest! Thanks so much for sharing this story and the pics!! It's awesome.

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    How awesome that it went to someone who could appreciate it!!! Too often things like that end up in the trash because it went to someone who had no clue as to what they had. Good for you!!

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    What a wonderful treasure. 'Sew" glad that you found a place to display this lovely sewing case. Your sewing room is awesome.

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