Yesterday we visited my mother-in-law. She is 86, and as spritely and bright as ever, still enjoying her car, and is an excellent driver. I do not like to drive at all, so I'm rather in awe of her. After a delicious meal, she brought out her sewing and knitting supplies. It was wonderful to look through the vintage needle-cases and pieces of lace, all neatly stored in a beautifully crafted, hinged sewing box which she had bought in Germany in 1956
I was thrilled when she gave me this box of silks that had been her mother's. They are around 80 years old, and the colours appear as vibrant as if they were new.
I have promised to embroider with them and send her a picture. She will be happy to know they have been used and loved
I was also given some old knitting needles, some in Imperial sizing, which I love, and crochet hooks and good pinking shears - . They remind me of when I was a little girl.
To add to my delight, My husband made me a Christmas Wreath to hang outside the house. He used Holly, evergreen leaves, willow, and all sorts, collected from the fields and hedgerows.