How do you store your shuttles? These are my two shuttle storage boxes. The top one was a birthday present from my sister Janet. She drove down to visit me last night, and we went antiquing today. Janet found a pretty little green vase and a blue and white jar at the first antique store. At the second one, we found this nine drawer chest. All we had to do was buy some felt (blue... my favorite color!) to line the drawers and load it up! The tall case clock in the corner was my 50th birthday present from my parents. The table was my Grandmother Jones's dining room table. I remember when I was little that she and Grandpa Vin would sit on either side of the table without raising either of the dropped leaves. The leaves were only raised if there was company and they needed room for people to sit at the table. Isn't that a funny thing to remember?
The bottom picture is the shuttle storage that my dad made for me for Christmas two and half years ago. Mom and Dad had been up to visit in the summer, and I was showing them my shuttle collection, which was stored in little boxes here and there around the house. Dad had an idea of what he wanted to make, and when we visited them at Christmas I had a wonderful surprise! The top box has a glass cover so that shuttles can be displayed. I change the display around every once in a while. There are five boxes all together, and Dad inlaid little beads to number the boxes one through five. Mom lined each of the boxes, or I guess you could call them trays, with dark green felt... very elegant! I feel lucky to own such a beautiful display piece designed and made by my dad!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!