Oh, hi, guys! I apologize for my lack of activity this week– I’ve been working really late and battling a Head Cold to End All Head Colds, so no time for productivity and no energy even if I had the time. I’m hoping to get some work done this weekend. I finished my Aidez sweater last weekend, but I’m not very happy with the fit and haven’t had time to take photos yet. I should probably just frog it and start over, but that’s so demoralizing!
I set aside my sewing projects to cast on for a winter hat– my last year’s hat is kinda stretched out and gross, so I’m desperate for a new one– and a second hat for a friend who lost hers. Meanwhile, I have something to show you! You should probably just quit reading now if you’re a person of class and refinement, but if you, like me, have a decidedly lowbrow sense of humor, feel free to keep reading.
Over my last visit home, I was fortunate enough to dig through some old sewing notions at my mother-in-law’s house. My husband’s great-great-aunt Cecilia was a seamstress who trained in Chicago in the 19-teen’s, and Man Friend’s grandmother held onto her sewing supplies for many years before passing them along to me. Isn’t it amazing the way that family members and friends always know someone who sewed and are so happy to talk to you about it? That’s one of my favorite things about sewing…
Aunt Cille’s collection included several boxes of buttons, practical in nature, organized loosely by color, and stored in… Ex-Lax tins!
Bwahahahahahahaha! You guys… there are *SO* many of these tins! Seriously, how many laxatives could one person consume in a lifetime?? Wait, stop– don’t answer that question!
The color scheme is one of my favorites– I loooove turquoise/aqua with orange. The two colors are practically soulmates!
Here we have a little “Fig Flavor”, for those folks who enjoy a “pleasant and effective” remedy, but are turned off by the taste of chocolate (who are these people? Who prefers figs to chocolate? Would you turn down a box of Thin Mints in favor of Fig Newtons? If so, you are probably 80 years old).
This packaging hearkens back to simpler times when advertising was less hyperbolic and more, well, truthful? They don’t guarantee anything or try to hard sell you on the product– they just inform you that their product lends “generally good results”. Wow.
OK, OK, I’m done giggling now and I’m really sorry for subjecting you to this. As a reward for your patience (and for not looking down on my sophomoric sense of humor), a gift for you:
This gift is yours, and with it comes a great responsibility. Use it wisely. (Big thanks to KristyWes for alerting me to this!)