|Sewing boxes with trays and sewing items.|
Vibrant original paper linings and painted trim.
The vibrant colors also work well with some of my antique sewing boxes and needlework accessories.
Someone asked why there were mirrors in the lids of old sewing boxes. I have read that a sewing box was the ladies domain and she kept her personal items with her sewing. It was her private place.
Fully outfitted boxes contain toiletry bottles and brushes. Many sewing items have sentiments engraved or embroidered. Some lids are designed to hold letters.
|Trip Around The World 87" Square|
This is the quilt on my foyer floor.
It is entirely hand stitched; piecing, quilting and binding. All cream thread. Each square is 1.5" finished, and each is quilted along every seam.
That's 2,500 outlined squares!
Triple Border is quilted in an interesting X shaped non-touching motif.
The back is 22" wide pieced, in a purple/gold/cream ground print.
There are solid and print fabrics in the piecing.
|Catherine's Pin Cushion|
Silk, Ribbons, lace on a wired glass bead frame
This is a silk pin cushion 'pillow' sits in a beaded wire frame base. The dealer I bought it from said it was from Catherine's estate so I thought it only fitting I keep it with the quilt.
Perhaps yellow was her favorite color since the quilt and pin cushion are predominately yellow.
The significance of the color yellow has many meanings depending on the era and religous beliefs...I can only speculate it was a good thing for Catherine.
What's in your sewing box?
A treasured picture? Love notes? Chocolate?
Have a great week!