Thursday, June 11, 2009

Memories and Memory Makers


























When cleaning out our Mom's sewing room my sisters Joan, Cathy and I sorted through all of Mom thimbles. Now remember, these pics are just 1/3 of them! We did a fun round robbin 'you get to pick one now'! I found this wooden box at Marshalls for $2.00, threw out the contents and added some beautiful pink wool and turned it into my Thimble Keeper.

These thimble are so much fun. The red thimble in the top pic is a 'peep hole' thimble. Looking through the end of the thimble you see Alice in Wonderland..what a riot.

The gold thimble in the purple box in the next pic is my maternal Great Grandmother Elsie Cornaby's thimble. She used it so much is has worn through on one side. This one is a TREASURE.

Some of the thimbles are for show but my favorite ones are the 'working' ones. Some smashed flatter to fit my Mom's finger. I have wonderful memories of my Mom sewing and teaching me how to sew. I am intent on making memories for my family.

Hugs and Happy Stitching

10 comments:

Deb said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful collection of thimbles! What wonderful keepsakes too. I love the idea of being able to see Alice in Wonderland at the end of one of them! Such a novelty! I think these are wonderful memories for your family especially because you can remember them being actually used and by who!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome collection!!! I had to click and enlarge the pics so I could get a better look! Thanks for sharing your beautiful keepsakes with us!

Margaret said...

What a wonderful collection! And what fun to split them up between you all too. Thimbles that have memories attached to them are the best.

Deanna said...

Simply wonderful! I remember as a little girl fingering grandma's thimbles...and trying to grow out my nails so they'd fit through the fingernail opening! LOL! Good times, good times. Once I learned to use a thimble, I've never been able to sew without it! Mine are bent flat, too! Oh what a wonderful grandma we had!

Alison said...

What fabulous heirlooms you have there, Cari! You are so lucky to have something of your g/grandmother's.

The Stitching Diva said...

What a fabulous collection! They are just beautiful.

Joan said...

you are "Simply Fabulous Cari"
Great reminder of our wonderful life.

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, what a neat treasure trove of memories! I love the one that your great-grandmother used--that must be such a special keepsake for you.

Angela Jamison said...

Treasures!!!!

Stef said...

Your thimbles are very special and I know that they must pull on your heart strings every time you look at them! Treasure your memories that you have of your mother and grandmother!