The first Christmas after I was married, I received a very special gift: a sewing box. It is the same sewing box that my mother and grandmothers had - handmade by my daddy.
I love it. I love that my daddy made it. I love that it connects me to the other women in my family. I love that it makes me feel so grown up. I love keeping a current project in there and pulling it out to work on.
Do you have a sewing box? What do you keep in yours? I have several notions that I always keep in my box.
a seam ripper - for those all-too-often mistakes
a marking pen - excellent for tracing embroidery patterns
a ruler - to be exact
needles - well, it is a sewing basket
lotion - just to feel girly
sewing scissors - Gingher, couldn't sew without them
thread scissors - also Gingher
a pincushion and pins - my Christmas present from my mama
a tape measure - my newest addition
isn't he cute?