Sadly my grandfather died last December. When his house was to be sold, I was so lucky to inherit all of my grandmother's sewing things.
It was a dream come true for me to get them.
All my life my grandmother has set a fantastic example in crafting. She used all kinds of materials and things, which others might not see the potential in. And turned them into fantastic dolls, clothes and other wonderful creations.
As well as a pleasure, it was also emotionally hard to go through all these gorgeous items.
The centimetre measure is worn from her many years of work, and neatly folded ribbons, reminded me of her considerate and inventive personality.
Lots and lots of beautiful old buttons, which my grandmother had bought and cut of old clothes, which were to be discarded, are also mine now.
I really don't think that I have the heart to use them...not for a long time.