Grandma’s Stash

July 28, 2008 at 12:03 pm 5 comments

My 81 year old Grandmother has been slowly cleaning out her sewing room.  Giving me things along the way that she thinks I’ll find interest in.  And I do, oh trust me I do.  More than just finding these things at the local thrift store or flea market.

See, if I was to find said items at a thrift store or something of the such, I wouldn’t be more appreciative of them.  The fact that they come from my Grandmother’s stash and the fact that she choose no one else in the family but me to have these things, makes me feel so very special. 

Buttons, bias tape, a few ric rac pieces, and a beautiful vintage iron on transfer embroidery page all from my Grandmother.  The vintage iron on transfers I’ve seen around the web on Flickr and other embroidery blogs, none of them meant anything to me other than the butterfly was nothing more than a butterfly, or the cute little bird was nothing more than a cute little bird.  See, when I use things that my Grandmother has given to me in various projects, it reminds me of her.  The fact that I use alot of my Grandmother’s things in my girls projects is a way for me to pass her down from generation to generation.  Knowing that every time I pull something out for them to wear, I always think of her and smile.

Yes, it does worry me that now after this stuff has sat there for over 30 years, my Grandmother is slowly going through it and dishing it out.  But she is here, and that is all that matters to me.


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  • 1. lisaannette  |  July 28, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    It is so very sweet that your grandmother is giving you those things and that she thought that you may want them, instead of her just tossing them out. My maternal grandmother was very crafty, sewed almost all her clothing, I sometimes wish I had a little left. You know what might be cool with some of those objects… you could make a shadow box with a picture of her crafting, sewing, etc and put some of those items in the shadow box… just a thought 🙂 Have fun with it!

  • 2. multicrafty  |  July 29, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Yes well, that is the other thing that is surprising to me about all of this, my Grandmother is the type that’ll throw something away thinking it’s too old and no one will really want it.

  • 3. Tammy  |  July 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I’m sure it does her heart good to see her special things used in even more special ways. I received my grandmother’s sewing things several years ago when she died. I feel so close to her when I look at them and touch them. A couple of weeks ago my husband’s grandmother died (at 86). She had already given me lots of her sewing items. I’m the only one in the family that sews (like her and her mother). My father in law gave me her sewing box (big wooden box on tall legs) that I now have sitting in my living room. He’s also bringing her sewing machine to me. These things need to be preserved for future generations that won’t know these dear women. In this way they too will be able to “touch” them and love them.
    What a sweet, dear grandmother you must have.

  • 4. Tammy  |  July 30, 2008 at 10:45 am

    This is my blog address now instead of the previous one I signed in with.

  • 5. multicrafty  |  July 30, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I’m like you Tammy, I’m the only one in my family who sews. I love it when my Grandmother gives me other things that she has found.


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