Long time since I did any embroidery and it shows! I copied this piece from an old needle case that I have had for a very long time. My mother gave it to me and told me that my Aunt Eva had made it from hat felt and a scrap of flannel. I had been using it for almost 40 years and was heartbroken when I tore one of the bonnet ties trying to retie the bow. I needed a project for a sewing challenge on Fiskateers.com and decided to replicate the original needle case. Here's a shot of the original
My Aunt Eva was born in the late 1890's and I love her precise needlework. I updated my needle case in a few ways. I added additional slips, for a total of 3, on the inside
I also added a back pocket to hold a needle threader, extra floss or tiny embroidery shears.
The materials used were just the odd bits at hand--an orange felt square (dyed with coffee), some floss and thread, a bit of muslin and lace.
I love vintage and I love my family heirlooms. I promise to take better care of our heirlooms in the future so that future generations can enjoy them as much as I have.
Now, I have a guestion for all of you! I think the pattern for my little case is a quilt piece named Sunbonnet Sue but I'm not sure. I remember my mother calling it something but don't remember exactly what it was--wan't Sunbonnet Sue, though. Anybody have any ideas?
Thank you for helping out my tired old brain! And thanks for visiting Traveling Down A Crafty Road!