Today I want to share with you some of my, "Housewife", collection. First tho,what is a, "Housewife", you might ask? Well I will tell you. Everyone that was anyone and even those of poorer classes, carried about their persons a sewing kit, for simply put that is what a housewife is. Most often it was just a simple bit of cloth with needle's stuck in it, which you could role up and tuck into a pocket for travel. As time went by these often became very elaborate and it said a lot about the social status of the owner. Children, especially girls, were taught how to make them as part of their training in sewing, at a very young age.
She made the heart shaped crochet's I used on my other ornaments, tho this is of much finer thread. It is sewn over silk which has been sewn over two stiff pieces of cardboard, and dates to the early 1900's.
MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!