A few weeks ago I came across this vintage needle case that had been tucked away for years in a project bag in my sewing room closet:
Finding it was a happy surprise because I had completely forgotten about it. I’m pretty sure it was an estate sale find, maybe dating back to the 1990s.
I don’t know if the needle case is knitted or crocheted (maybe both?) but I can tell it was skillfully crafted. It’s about 4¾” wide and 4¾” long, not counting the loop. You can see how beautifully made it is. Take a peek inside:
The fabric on the back is a very finely woven cotton, perhaps a sateen, in a geometric print:
Boy, would I love to have a piece of that in my stash.
At first glance my needle case may look like a strawberry but you know what I saw when I came across it? A heart! That’s why I decided to wait till Valentine’s Day to write a post about it.
And now Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. We’re snowed in, as it happens. Not to worry. Knowing that snowfall was expected this week, I made my weekly grocery run earlier than usual and laid in a small supply of champagne and chocolate caramels which I will happily share with the DH:
That was adorable! Thanks for sharing! Glad you found it….now put it to good use!
Hi Dawn! I’m envious of that needle case find! It appears to me that the base of the heart is knitted, and the outer edge, crocheted. What a beautiful button. Is it mother-of-pearl? Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Charlie. Champagne and caramels sounds perfect for a celebration. Now what kind of treat will CoCo be receiving, in honor of your love for her? An extra kitty-snack, perhaps!
Oh Nubs, that needle case is exquisite and so beautifully crafted. I can scarcely believe it has been packed away for years. For once I am happy you hang on to things! 😉
What a beautiful and original needle case!!!
So, lucky DH, me, got three wonderful chocolates, with champagne. Plus memories of over forty extremely happy years. Bring on more Valentine Days.
Such a sweet needle case.