This is a very old sewing box that belonged to my Grandmom... Ida Potts... she was my best friend and mentor. She taught me to sew and crochet and garden and she taught me of the Lord.She lived to be 99 years old and left here Jan 4, 1996 to go home to be with the Lord and see her son that went home in 1947.
Her little house that she lived in for 50 burned in October 1995 and I am not sure how I ended up with this wonderful treasure but I did. She had this sitting by her old treadle sewing machine and when I was a very young girl I can remember her rooting around in it for buttons or thread or rickrack... or whatever........ some have said that I should have it refinished and have the top fixed, but I just cringe at the thought of someone messing with it..... so it sits in a place of honor in my shop and there it will remain.
I also ended up with her button box which was just a cardboard box that had much smoke damage and was falling apart... so what better place to hide away her buttons than in her sewing box........ When looking at the buttons I can remember some items of clothing belonging to her or my mother or even myself with that exact button. They will remain there in that box and I guess I will have to leave it to my son......... ahahhah I do not have a daughter in law yet or a granddaughter....... soooooooo maybe one of these days there will be a certain someone that will treasure it as I do........ I have other treasures from Grandmother that I will share off and on, but for now I thought you might like to see the lady behind the sewing box. She was the most influential person in my life.
She is the one on the back...... I think she was 94 when this was taken........What a great outlook on life ......... she was a hoot!!!
The other lady is Aunt Lucy........she used to deal out bread around the table like you would a deck of cards...........She made us laugh........We have wonderful memories of her...
This is Ida around the age of 91........ She looks good don't you think?