This is my favorite size needle to sew with,
Quilting betweens size 8, only about an inch long
with a tiny eye. kept.
I don't quilt, never have. Between the ages of 8 and 12, I won awards for my hand-hemming. At first, I used the larger needle with the larger eye that Mama gave me to use, then I found these. I can still handle this tiny needle. Does anyone know why it is called "betweens?" This package will go in my sewing "container," a round cake-sized tin. I have drawers, shelves, and plastic storage all over the sewing room, but I keep the tin near the sewing machine with all the things I need often, right with me. This was stored in a drawer because my pincushion had several in use in it, kept in the tin if not right on the sewing machine. Needles I bought several weeks ago were somewhere near $3.
Pattern for A-line skirt I drafted 30 years ago, kept
15 yards of 4 inch fringe used for lamp shades, kept
gold, looped fringe, about 17 yards still in box on Styrofoam spindle
used for wine bottle holders, kept
seven gold fringe tie-backs in box and not dusty at all
used for wine-bottle holders, kept
yellow fringe that I bought on a whim because it was so pretty
my favorite pant pattern, both kept
I can guarantee you that not everything in the sewing room pertained to sewing, but for the life of me, I do not remember any of these stickers. I have a grandson (6) and g-daughter (4) who will love these, doled out at the proper season. There are stickers for Christmas and Easter, summer and fall, plus the stars and "Good Work" type. Do girls who are 11 still like stickers? My grandson who is 17 and a senior is probably not interested. Maybe I got these when he was of the sticker age? At a yard sale?
The rest of the story
Lots of fabric went to the rag bag. Well, it will go there as soon as it goes through a rinse cycle with vinegar to rid it of the musty smell. Some things were thrown out just because of the mustiness. For six bags of stuff, I am throwing out one huge bag and have organized the rest into two boxes and replenished the rag bag. I have no regrets about anything tossed. Maybe you don't think I tossed enough.
Have you been forced to abandon a room because of structural damage? Would you have tossed some of this? I am not sure where I will store this! I might have given some of what I kept to the two women who were asked to take it in exchange for help in sorting. Some of the fringe may be sold later when I can organize a sale. I am giving myself another chance at using them.
Do you use tiny needles? Have you ever made animals from t shirts?