I was looking around today for someone to share secrets with…
otis is busy
Otis had hung out the “do not disturb” sign….
ellis is busy
Ellis evidently had plans to spend the day in my work chair…. alone.
lilly is busy…
Lilly’s mind was clearly elsewhere…
whatever she sees, it might just warrant investigation…
engaged in critical contemplation of something…
and, she’s gone!
apparently worthy of closer scrutiny.
I’ll have to entertain myself, today, so I turn my attention to a diminutive basket I brought home from my mother’s house this weekend where my sister and I paid a visit.
This little work basket was made in Germany and has been collecting dust for 20 years on a shelf. I don’t suppose it’s been opened for a decade or more.
I love how it looks a bit like a tufted armchair when it’s open.
Inside, I find a jumble of possibilities ~ things look very promising, indeed.
needles and more needles
I find needles, lots of needles,
old and worn
a darner and wood spools of thread,
my mom’s scissor and thimble keeper,
some very interesting tools,a fabulous old hoop,a tape measure I remember playing with as a child, and…
oh my! can it be?
be still my heart, this antique bird pin cushion.
I was looking for one of these, just the other day on etsy.com. It’s one of those things I really don’t need, but really, really want.I don’t know why I want one, except that I love birds and these little creations are so intriguing.I wonder in what quiet rooms this enchanting bird has served. How many times has it sat in front of the fire whilst its mistress stitched with the family cat curled at her feet or, more likely, on her lap. What secrets could this little bird tell?My mother also gave me this fabulous old paper box, filled to the brim with…
silk floss ~ oh, lovely, lovely!Just look at those neutrals ~ yum!
The last thing I came home with is my favorite thing.
c is for…
I just love this pillow my mother made years, and years, and years ago. The neutrals simply sing to me and the quiet design speaks to my heart, reminding me of days gone by when my mother was my mother and the most creative person in the whole world.
May your day be filled with joyful memories and thoughts of blessings to come!