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Mar 10, 2010

Lovely Stash

   My Aunt recently gifted to me her lovely stash of sewing notions.  This is by far, my favorite type of gift.  I love digging through other peoples' craft supplies.  I adore seeing all the specialty items and thinking of all the fun things they made.  I love seeing all the abandoned projects that never got finished.  The process of sorting someones fabric is very personal. I often feel like I'm betraying all the forgotten projects who are blissfully unaware that I too will never complete them.  On the flip side, my shelves are now filled with lovely vintage items that are no in production, I have ideas busting out of my head, and I feel more connected to my Aunt.  I find it so amazing how much notions are like kids.  I can tell you exactly when, where, and who from I obtained every piece of fabric, button, zipper, ect.
 
Emma loved helping me sort the buttons!
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4 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

How fun!!!It's amazing going thru a stash like that and looking at the prices! My b/f's mother has a ton of stuff still here at the house it I found AMAZING spools of ribbon that were like 25 cents each! Enjoy your treasure!

ShellyStout said...

Oh I know! The prices make me long for the days of old, where 10yrds of ribbon was just 15 cents!

AlyGatr said...

SCORE! I'd love to win a stash like that. It will be fun to see what you do with it :)

Erica said...

That is so nice! I love doing the same thing! my mother in law-ish person... husbands fathers "girlfriend" let us dig though some jewelry findings and we got some great things! I also love finding notions at thrift stores. You got some awesome stuff!

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