I spent few hours last week rummaging around and found several treasures. One included an old, dusty sewing box of the woven raffia kind. Hidden inside were pieces of embroidery in all states of completeness, snippets of old card bound in brightly coloured threads, several soft crumpled brown paper bags full of thread and a few vintage packets of needles. What a find!!
Some little old lady had spent hours with this box. Embroidering each piece in tiny, careful stitches. Cutting and winding each coloured thread onto a piece of small cardboard, then neatly labelling each one. It seems her handiwork was of no value anymore, no one was interested in it, except me.
The contents of the box were emptied into a cardboard box – I got to keep them and my landlord kept the raffia embroidery box to clean it up and sell it on. I wonder who will buy it and what they might keep in it?