Sunday, June 15, 2008

In honor of her 300th post Sweet P. is having a little give away. She put out a call for all to show our unique containers. The containers that I have chosen to share are very special to me, using them keeps them in my sight and at hand.

The only longaberger basket I own is this little one, I love how my rick-rack looks in it and keep it out to view, it was sent to me by my friend Julie in Wisconson, she is an old pal from AAQ message board days. I never got to meet her and haven't heard from her in a long time, but I think of her everytime I glance at this little basket full of color. Thank you Julie. The little wooden carry all is also from a good friend I meet on AAQ message board. At Alex's quilting retreat I was admiring it. When Vicky got ready to leave she asked me if I wanted it! She didn't want to take it back on the plane. It's small and easy to carry around to classes or sew days and sits by my machince holding extra needles, threads, cutters, lotion, you name it, even Tums!! Thank you Vicky, ILY!! The little quilted zipper bag holds all of the feet for my machine, I have to hide them from the cats, this is perfect! And guess what?? It was gift from another friend made on the AAQ message board. Gail, I love this little bag and it is always at hand. Thank you sweetie!! Now the big white basket was a great garage sale find, all of my rulers fit in there and it's nice to look at too! I collect tins and have had the big round one for about 30 years, it's one of my favorites and holds all of my buttons. The little one is a Jack Daniels tin and holds my basting pins, it was given to me by my uncle. So there you have it.

ALSO.... Another little contest, with a very generous prize! Jackie over at Canton Village Quilt Works is giving away free quilting to one lucky person. Hope I get lucky!

AND.... I've finished my pincushion for the swap, Happy Dancin in California!!

8 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great storage containers Mar. Guess I need to go charge the battery so I can snap some photos of my containers. LOL I love containers.

Darlene said...

Oh, I love all your containers and I have the same Longaberger basket and of course the wooden caddy. I love tins, too.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What lovely containers - glad to see the little bag I made for you put to good use. I should take some photos of my storage stuff, nothing as pretty as yours though.
Hugs - Gail

Kristin said...

Great containers. I love containers myself. I could never work at the container store because I would leave my whole paycheck behind.

Thanks for your comment on my blog, to get me back in the groove! it sounds like you have been busy too!!

Sweet P said...

Thanks for sharing your containers and for joining the contest. How thoughtful to use gifts from others as containers you see every day.

Connie W said...

I was on Alex's message board too!

Thimbleanna said...

Great containers Mar! You must be incredibly organized!

Nan said...

It's wonderful that you use containers that have such personal meaning to you - I loved reading about them!
I can't wait to see your pincushion, too!