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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday




Thursday is a great day of the week. We all get to join Coloradolady and friends for another day of Vintage Thingies Thursday showings.






Since a lot of you are into sewing and embroidery work, today I am sharing some things used in the past. How long has it been since you could buy a package of embroidery needles for 25 cents.

This is a 5-1/4" metal hand embroidery hoop. It has a cork liner and spring tension.

This is a 4" small wood hoop with a long metal screw adjuster.

This one is a 6" wood hoop with screw tighter as well. There were no names on the others, but this one is stamped "Bernina".

26 comments:

Tootsie said...

I used to do x stitch with these hoops...but my needles cost much more for one that what you paid for 5!
thanks for the visit today! I enjoyed my visit here and I am sure I will be back soon!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love old sewing items, and I always pick up needles at garage sales, because you're right, you can't buy them for 25cents anymore! Alot of people are using those hoops now, by just putting a piece of fabric in them and hanging them on the wall. They look really cute!
Happy VTT!

Jan Ely said...

Love that you have the price on the old package--my how times have changed! Thanks for sharing--I always love to see what you've got!

Maureen said...

They sure don't make them like they used to. The cork lining and the longer screw would be so helpful. Some things should not be changed - this be a good instance.

Postcardy said...

It is interesting to see how "cheap" things were in the past.

marian said...

WOW a metal embroidery hoop..now that's gotta be verrry vintage!!

farmlady said...

Can you believe buying 3 BOYE embroidery needles for 25 cents? That really is the "good old days".

Love the hoops. I could use those as frames for collages. Not having ever done any embroidery, I'm always looking for other ways to use old items.
Nice VTT post.

Jane said...

Love the old sewing items...I have a weakness for vintage sewing things....I just bought a 1964 Simplicity child's pattern today...the graphics were fabulous. Thanks for sharing your vintage finds.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Those were the days! Now needles cost an arm and a leg. And why???

knutsel Rein said...

Great post, I love embroidery!

Ulla said...

Were the needles really cheap at that time? Compared to prices of milk and bread, and wages?
Seeing your hoops made me notice that I have vintage hoops as well. The one I have bought myself is no good so I prefer the old one from my mother.

Miri said...

Fantastic sewing items! I can't believe you have a metal embroidery hoop-first one I've ever seen. Love the wooden hoop with the long screw/handle-how clever was that!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Nice post. I recently picked up some hoops at an auction...better pricing that way.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow LaVoice, what great hoops! I love the one with Bernina stamped on it, as I sew on a Bernina :-) Happy VTT!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Coloradolady said...

Did you use these? Or did they belong to someone in the family? love the hoops....too bad you can not buy needles for that price anymore!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning LV.
I so love the hoops. The Bernina one is a keeper for sure. You can't find many that are made heavy like that anymore. Thanks for sharing sweetie.

I am so glad you stopped by and that you enjoyed The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I loved that show. TV used to be clean, and I don't know what happened, the kept letting little things slip and more slip, until one day there was nothing but violence and killing on TV. Is there nothing sacred anymore?

Have a wonderful day my sweet precious friend. I will talk to you soon. country hugs, Sherry

Danica said...

Ah thanks for sharing.

Happy VTT!

Heart2Heart said...

LV,

This is one of the few things I can do, which is embroidery and it is so soothing to sit and watch something being created a stitch at a time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I find so many things like this at estate sales tossed around like junk. Its so sad because they were clearly cared for and loved...Loved seeing these on VTT

Candace said...

Hi LaVoice - I've had all of those hoops - I'd forgotten all about the fact that they used to be metal with cork liners! Wish needles were that inexpensive nowadays!
Cheers!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I always buy old sewing items when I am garage sailing or thrift shopping. They are just so precious.

Elizabeth said...

Very nice! Those with the cork liner have always been a problem for me. I go for the traditional smooth wood. Happy VTT, LaVoice!

mannequin said...

That reminds me! I have an old metal hoop somewhere.... I didn't have too much success with using it though as it got metal marks all over the cloth! I think it had no cork. Woops.

And I don't know of anything that is a quarter anymore. I bought a small pack of gum yesterday (regular old gum) for $1.20.

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Old sewing notions are just the best are't they??? I "sew" love Vintage Thingies Thursday! ha ha Great stuff ~ ♥

JEWELGIRL said...

Neat, I never knew there were so
many types of hoops! Happy VTT!

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

I love to find old sewing items. I am always looking for them at flea marets nd yard sales.