A Memo Board.......LOL! Doesn't look like anything special does it?
Just a cute memo board from Target but enough room that she could place her little memo's on. (Actually she needs a huge one because she stays so busy with her sewing for others)
Then my next item for the agenda was sewing items to place on the board. The idea that I saw showed different colors of thread on spools glued all around the memo board. Loved that idea so I pulled out my sewing stash and a plea to some friends that if they had any items they did not want I would take them. Several friends responded. I began to open my bag and box of goodies from friends and oh I was ever in love with the vintage items I was given!
From that point on I knew I wanted to do vintage as much as possible and I wanted different items...not just thread.
The gift making began......Does anyone remember these? Years ago different companies would give these tidy little packs which held sewing needles inside to their customers. This particular company started in 1940 with their thank you to customers with this handy pack of sewing needles.
The stash of goodies I had encountered was going on the memo board...one by one!
Oh I had so much to pick from...Old buttons and snaps, tons of thread on wooden spools and well, the eye candy was about more than I could take....I LOVE ME SOME VINTAGE TOO!
Loved all the different colors.....and look at the cute little button with the star in the center????
My friend from church, Gail, said that the majority of the items that she gave to me belonged to her mother and that her mother would be proud that someone that treasured sewing would love them.
There was even a snippet of elastic in the mix!
What really made this fun for me to craft up this gift was not only the fact that it was different than the usual birthday gift nor because most every single thing used was vintage. The reason this brought such joy to me was because I know my friend Vicky prays over what she sews! For every person that she makes something for they are covered in prayer. Every stitch that is placed whether by hand or machine is prayed over.
What if we all held true to the Word of God that says, : And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Col. 3:17
WOW! How better would our life be and those around us?
The final outcome:
C.S. Lewis Said.............“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
Happy Birthday to my friend Vicky!