Hi everybody! As I didn’t find a moment to finish the little bag from my last post, I’ll tell you a story that has been waiting too long!
I made this bag two summers ago and without any second thought it became ‘Memory Bag’ because it has so many pieces from the past. But the story begins from something really different …
… looks quite awfull or what! But if you use your imagination, it’s not rubbish. We found this trunk from the road in the village. It looked bad. We don’t have many possibilities to find old used furnitures, vintage things or re-cycled treasures. So when you see something, you think hard if it could become useful.
My hb was so kind to make all the fixing for the wooden parts. He made even new ‘legs’ in the corners because old ones were totally eaten by worms. He painted it outside. I tried to take out the old glued paper from inside, but that was just impossible. So I trifted it as much as I could and then just painted over everything.
It’s really perfect place to hide all my yarns! any way most of them … or at least some …
And there is that wonderful box to keep all the needles, hooks, felting needles and other things for knitting and crocheting! So you see it became good enough and very useful, too!
But this is not yet the special story … in that side box there were something …
There were an old post card, old pair of knife and fork and a beautiful piece of lace!
It seems to be that a Greek couple had their Honeymoon in Napoli in Italy and sent a post card to someone in East Africa! And the year was 1961 – when I was born!
So that unique lace found a place on my ‘Memory Bag’. That beautiful blue ribbon was found from my mother’s sewing box, straps are made with fabric from my sister and the lining is my hb’s shirt. That was ‘our’ favourite shirt with those wonderful colours, but it had ‘an accident’ when working in the garden. I have made some hand stitching, too.
Someone has made this adorable piece with so much care and with the most thin yarn! I wish she could know that still someone admires it!
I love stories and I was so happy and exited when I found these small special things from that old trunk and ‘recovered’ part of someone’s life-story at -61!
So here you have my simple summer bag full of little mysteries – my ‘Memory Bag’!
Thank you for stopping by and reading this small story!
If you love quilts and pets, how about visiting ‘Lily Pad Quilting’ – I just found out that there will be ‘Pets on Quilts August 2012’! Sounds so much fun and still enough time to prepare our pets and quilts!
I’m linking with Elizabeth at ‘pieceful life’ , at ‘sew & tell’ and also at my usual Friday link parties with Andrea and Linda – buttons on my sidelist!