Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sewing Kits

My Sewing Kit

More later.....My Father's Navel Sewing Kit

Phil Clark was a member of the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and the Korean Conflict.

My father taught me to sew, read a pattern and drive a sewing machine. He was an engineer by training who viewed sewing as a logical extension. Blue prints and machines.

The sewing kit he had with him aboard the USS Toucan during the Korean War.

It is modern plastic the buttons are of navy uniform color and the needles in the lid are still threaded.

A comforting find at this time.

Back to my sewing kit which I made a few years ago but haven't used a lot. I saw the blue print in a magazine and made it as a showcase for my grandmother's buttons.

All the small pockets seemed just right for the tools I would need on the plane and while waiting.The pincushion in the center has been very useful while stitching 2" klosjes.

These are my traveling scissors I purchased at the N.S.W. Quilt show last year not taken yet.

The whole kit when folded up is the size of my hand.

Thank you for allowing me to share mine and my father's tools of the trade with you.

Thanks for visiting Terry


Notjustnat said...

Your sewing kit is real cute. I love your Dad's navel sewing kit too. When I visited some war museums that DH always go too. I would look for sewing kits that used to belong to thesoldiers. I have seen some interesting ones. Did you find it amongst your Mum's stuff? Glad you managed to post pics. Hanging in there - Love Nat

ria vogelzang said...

It's great you have your father's sewing kit! Wha ta lovely reminder of your father!
Love your as well!

Kaite said...

how comforting to find Dad's sewing kit, and all ready to sew too. gives me a lump in my throat.
But then your gorgeous pretty sewing kit has cheered me right up again, it is delightful. love your Granma's buttons and the embroidery. hugs, K.

Sue-Anne said...

HOw precious is that little sewing kit of your Dad's!
I love your sewing kit too. Glad to hear that the scissors are still with you.
Thanks for sharing and I hope everything is going ok with your mum.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I hope everything is okay with you Mum...What a gorgeous sewing kit and very very special♥x