Wow, blogging has been so much fun and as the saying goes "time passes fast when you're having fun", well it certainly has passed fast since I first started blogging at the end of May. I hadn't paid any attention to the number of posts until one day I noticed that I had made 78 posts. I began to think then of what I would do to celebrate. And here it is.....................
I love fabric, vintage trims, old quilts, doilies, all that stuff. Some of the things I have are family items but I have oodles of trims, rick rack and such that my dad, mother and brother bought at auctions and flea markets for me. I think of them when ever I dig into that old suitcase that holds my treasures. So, here is my little gift that one of you will receive from the mailman if you just leave a comment on this post. If you don't mind, tell me who taught you to sew or share a memory of someone special. People touch our lives in the simplest of ways sometimes and I have been touched by the comments that you have all shared with me. Love to go back and read them as they make me smile and a few have brought a tear to my eye but I enjoy each one.
I found the little basket at my favorite treasure shop - Dollar Tree! :-) I removed the embroidery design from the front of it and stitched these gingham buttons on it and added the bow of rick rack made of lengths of 100% cotton baby rick-rack (all vintage). Then inside the basket I placed a baker's dozen of a variety of trim packs, from bias tape to seam binding, and rick rack to piping. All of the packages are pre-1959 (no zip code on the packages is a good clue although not foolproof) and some have never been opened. If you double click on the photo below, you can see a close-up of what will be in the basket. Oh, and the doily is just a prop so it won't be in the basket although some other little treasure might line the bottom of the basket. I do love surprises!!
So, start commenting now and tell your friends about this little giveaway that comes with a BIG THANK YOU for visiting my blog!! I'll take comments til midnight Monday, Oct. 6th and will announce the winner on Tuesday morning. Good Luck!!
Have a good weekend! I need to get a little of that cleaning and laundry business done again. Notice how it never goes away!! :-)