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Monday Memories: The Thirty-second!

October 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

My mom’s sewing basket was like a treasure box for me when I was a kid.  I loved to browse through it looking at all the cool things inside.  It wasn’t a beautiful, fancy sewing basket like others I’ve seen.  It was yellow plastic and something, maybe polyurethane, had splattered on the outside so it had splash stains on it.  But inside, oh the treasures it held!  I loved the thread on the wooden spools. Some were on plastic spools, but they weren’t as cool!  I loved to look through the buttons feeling the different textures and seeing the different colors and styles.  I loved zipping and unzipping the zippers.  I would marvel at the different colors of rick rack and the sizes of elastic.  I loved the chalk for marking and the thimbles and the cool assortment of sewing needles for both hand and machine sewing.  I was in awe of the scissors, both the straight scissors and the pinking shears.  My mom said they could only be used on fabric. I wouldn’t have ever used them on paper. It was like if I used them on paper, their magic would be lost!  When my mom died, I got her sewing box.  When I open it up, the memories come flooding back.  It’s a wonderful thing!

What are you remembering today?  If you have something to share with us today, leave a link to your blog post or photo in Mr. Linky.  If you don’t have a blog, tell us about a memory in the comment section.  I want to hear from everybody!  (If Mr. Linky  isn’t working, you can put your link in the comments section.)  Please remember to:

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  • Enjoy the party and come back next week for Monday Memories: The Thirty-third!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spread your wings // Oct 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

    i love how you describe your mother’s sewing box. i was same way – i loved going through all the buttons and zippers. I remember I once made a doll out of panty hose and she had yarn hair, button eyes and a zipper for the mouth. (haha my 2nd grade teacher was always telling me to zip my mouth closed.)
    .-= spread your wings´s last blog ..bounty / illumine =-.

  • 2 Katie @ Can't Get There // Oct 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    What lovely memories! I was always fascinated by the magic held in my mom’s sewing notions, too. My very favoritest of all was the small blue counter she kept on the end of her knitting needles. I can’t tell you how many times I made her lose her place because I could not keep my tiny little fingers off of it. :)
    .-= Katie @ Can’t Get There´s last blog ..For Anna Doris. =-.

  • 3 Monday Memories of Drowning : LifeSignatures // Oct 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm

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  • 4 Puna // Oct 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    My mother is quite the seamstress. I love that she used to make our clothes…not me though.
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..Monday Memories of Drowning =-.

  • 5 patty // Oct 12, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    what a sweet bucket of memories! to actually hold and see those things, and remember the simple things that bring her close to you… blessings!
    .-= patty´s last blog ..Blue Skies, and Final Clues =-.

  • 6 maya | springtree road // Oct 13, 2009 at 12:45 am

    i loved my grandmama’s sewing things too! how i love wooden spools! and the pinking shears were always my favorite. :)
    .-= maya | springtree road´s last blog ..Me and Alice Bear =-.

  • 7 Relyn // Oct 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my gosh! My Mom had a sewing box that made me swoon. It was this ugly yellow plastic with sticks poking out to hold the spools of thread. I loved that thing.
    .-= Relyn´s last blog ..This One’s For Jaime… =-.

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