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Thread: My TradeMe find!

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    My DH found this lovely needlework box for me on our local internet trading site. He paid $35 NZ and although second hand it's in really good condtion. I'm now wondering just how old this could be, I know it's not that old but maybe from the 70s or who knows!! Anyway I am really pleased with it and shall use it for all my hand quilting bits and pieces.


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    That is so cute. Very useful. I hope you get lots of use out of it. Nice hubby you have. :thumbup:

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    I love that? All those individual compartments. :thumbup:

    It looks in wonderful shape. :) :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    my sister got one for her 21st, which was in 1976 - she still uses it.

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    Thanks everyone, and to Rainy Day, yes that's what I thought, around the 70's as I remember much larger ones in the same design and also the same design without the handles but with legs which meant that it was the same height next to you when sitting down to sew in say an armchair etc. I am thrilled with this little size as I wanted something to pop everything into whilst hand quilting in the evenings in front of telly. (Hubby likes me to watch the old reruns, some in black and white) I keep two ears on the telly and both eyes on the quilting, shhhhhhh, you didn't hear me say that!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I think Joann's carries those, but they are beautiful. God bless. Penny

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    Wow, very nice!

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    Wow!!!! I love it.

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    I am seriously drooling - what a find, and what a beauty!

    Well done. I'm green with envy.

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    I don't know how old it is but I can tell you that I inherited my mother's in 03 and love it!!! She'd had it for years but I don't know if she got it new or used. It sits by my living room chair and holds my hand sewing.

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    Sigh! I used to have one of those, similar to that one. I don't know who I gave it to. Yours is very pretty and in top shape. Enjoy.

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    Nice!

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    Wow, that is beautiful. It appears to be in mint condition. Lucky you!

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    I had one VERY similar. It was definitely from the 70's. Mine got very loosie goosie when I opened it and I had to get rid of it. Mine was on legs which made it VERY handy. Wish I had it back.

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    I have one exactly like it. My husband bought it for me in l972 for my birthday. It has served me well. Enjoy it

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    Aw, its really pretty!

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    I love it!! :D:D:D

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    Hi Pat, I don't suppose you know where they are made? Just curious as mine has no markings. They seem to have been available in a good many countries.

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    That is cool. I have no idea how old it is but I would love to have one.

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    cute

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