11.12.2010

one of my very favorite things...


is this little pincushion...
we needed to get rid of an old sewing desk that had belonged to my grandmother
(i promise it was not a good piece of furniture...
....monster big....no real wood involved....bought from sears in the 70's)
anyway, it had long been emptied out
and my husband was finally taking it to goodwill.
he decided to look through it one more time
and found this little pincushion hiding in the back of one of the drawers.
it just makes me so happy to have it....
to think that my grandmother stuck those pins in it
the last time she mended something
or made something fabulous....

14 comments:

Pascale said...

That's a lovely little keepsake! I have my grandma's sewing scissors...

Kylie said...

Such a beautiful story Michelle - I'd treasure it too :) Kx

knack said...

it is so fabulous! I LOVE it....and am so glad that scotty t found it !

hope you all have an awesome weekend!

xo

jennifer said...

just love an object with a good story!

Em said...

Aww, that's so cool! :)

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

that is really sweet; objects with sentimental value are the best. enjoy your weekend...

Allison said...

how sweet! it's a beautiful pincushion. glad you found it before getting rid of the desk.

chunky girl said...

Awww. (And you got rid of the desk...? Sniff.)

cindy said...

i love the pincushion and it looks like she made it. very special, indeed! way to go scott! enjoy your weekend!

Geisslein said...

this is sooo cute!
Wish you a very lovely weekend!

Jill said...

it is lovely, as are the memories it inspires :) funny, i was just thinking of my grandmother this afternoon too as i was using a needlepoint coaster she had made to rest my teacup on. i love how objects can link us to the past and keep people alive in our minds.
wow, that sounds corny, but i mean it.
have a good weekend, michelle!

Lori said...

Items like that are so special. It's wonderful that you've found it. I have one item myself and it sits prominently on my kitchen table. :)

{B} said...

that is so great! love things like that!

ps. did you get my message on etsy?

jess said...

so sweet. those kind of treasures are the best :)