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.