Jul 20, 2012

On pins and needles

Good day to you!  Just wanted to show you what I came up with for the wonderful Sajou gifts I received.   Since I have a terrible habit of losing misplacing items in my own home and I want to view these lovelies, I framed them.














The inside is just as pretty as the outside, so I photocopied the basket onto heavy cardstock, folded and cut it to shape, so I can have a display of both.  Cool, huh?  I used colored cardstock and printed the stripes for the background and sprayed the frames black to match.
My mom's sewing box contained these old designs so I opened the "Atomic" card and placed the folded "Rocket" card on top.  The other is torn and falling apart but I love the "ladies" looking all excited at the task of sewing.
















This little grouping will be hung in my sewing room, safe and enjoyed, reminding me of mom and stitcher's generosity.





I ran through my local antique store and found this double bucket - must be dairy related - and it's perfect for a few tattered geraniums.
















It has finally cooled down and we were lucky to receive rain buckets a torrential downpour.  My Pink Diamond hydrangea trees open white and eventually turn a beautiful dusty pink.  This is the smaller of the three and the first to open.  The cats enjoy tearing up the bark so I need guards on all three.
That's it my friends.  I thought you would enjoy seeing the Sajou items.  The wooden tape measure spool will be attached to the outside of the frame's corner with a very large pin and hung also.
Thank you for visiting - hope you're having a wonderful and safe day.

29 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

You are just so stinkin crafty! What a sweet tribute to your mother's sewing things.
That bucket is awesome! Wish we had shops like that around these parts.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, you are just so creative!!!! I just love this! Fantastic way to display these Sajou pieces and the ones from your mom's box too! Sooooo cool!

Beth said...

Marly - Very cool! I too have a small collection of needlecases - but I'd certainly never thought to display them in such a creative way!

Deb said...

Such a fantastic framing idea. I've been collecting these little needle books and wondered what I would do with them. Now I know. They'll look wonderful in my sewing room. Thank you for a wonderful idea.

Erica said...

Love your needlebooks!
I actually have the same rocket needle book that I have framed also! It is so cool! My husband is a sci-fi guy and he likes it too!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, oh I love that idea, the picturers are so neat on the packs,looks wonderful. So glad you had rain,yey!!! Love the Hydrangia,beautiful,Blessings Francine.

Vickie said...

Looks great Marly. That is way better than stashed away for safe keeping.

Barb said...

What clever ideas!! You are very creative!!! Love the hydrangea!

Melissa said...

Marly, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!

Kaisievic said...

Marly, what a wonderful display they will make in your sewing room. Just lovely and the geraniums potted up beautifully in your double bucket.

Carol said...

Marly, I really think you could write a book with all of your fun and creative display ideas... Seriously!! Your display frames look so cool and I love how you've used the cardstock for backgrounds. And to have your mom's sewing items on display is so special.

We got a bit of rain here--not nearly enough. I sure hope more is on its way!

Carolyn said...

Now that is just the most clever thing EVER! What an awesome way to display such pretties. Love your double bucket, too. I've never seen one of those, but it looks like it was made for your geraniums. I do love me some red geraniums!

Hugs!

samplerlover said...

My goodness, you come up with some clever ideas. They look wonderful and should look perfect for your sewing room. Love your buckets btw. = Sandra.

P.J. said...

What a terrific idea for the sewing cards. Now I know what I can do with the few I have. Super cute find on the double bucket. The geraniums will look great when they fill in.

Penny said...

What a wonderful idea! You seem to have quite a few of them. :) Beautifully done! That Diamond Hydrangea is pretty! Glad we have finally gotten some rain.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly--I need to pull out some of the needle books I still have from my mom--I know there is a rocket one around here somewhere! Great ideas for framing them! The striped background is the perfect touch.--Jan

Pendleton Primitives said...

Oh man the atomic rocket card is the best! What a fantastic way to display heirlooms.
~Christina

Chris said...

What a great way to display the Sanjou pieces. They are really lovely.
Great bucket :)
Have a great weekend!

Patty C. said...

Perfect display - You are so creative !

Katherine said...

What a terrific idea! A lovely way for us to enjoy our vintage sewing ephemera. Thanks!

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Way cool!

Jackie said...

What a clever idea! The black from the frames perfectly sets off the Sajou items.

Loraine said...

Oh I love this idea! You are amazing. Ever thought of doing a decorating show?
Take Care!

Sweet Sue said...

Waaaay cool needle display, so clever and original:) How sweet to have your mom's needles out in the open to enjoy every day!

Mindi said...

I love what you did with the Sajou and other vintage sewing items, I might have to borrow it.

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
That is a wonderful way to display your treasures. I am always looking to new avenues for putting my MANY collections to use...it is such a waste to keep things neatly tucked away. I see little hope that my treasures will be sought out by the next generation...
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

The Inspired Stitcher said...

That's a fun idea for the needle books! I may have to give that a try myself. I like that you can enjoy them all the time now.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Like I said....very, very, clever, Miss Marly! LOVE these!! (And much easier to view than on the back side of the tv.....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Suzanne said...

What a neat idea to display the needles in a frame. You are very clever.

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