Monday, 20 July 2009

Doing the Happy Dance

Yesterday was my lucky day. A reel of beautiful turquoise perle 8 for 1 Euro at Brantôme brocante professionals and at a vide grenier just up the road, the bargain of the year! One of those concertina type sewing boxes on legs which slides out revealing all sorts of goodies. When the lady opened it up to show me what was inside I couldn't believe my eyes. There at the bottom, hardly used, were bobbins, feet and needle plates for my Singer 1425 which I've been trying to find on EBay but to no avail. Madame was asking 20€ for the box and its contents. As a pack of 2 bobbins is 5€ and there were six in there I didn't argue. Also amongst the goodies is one of those pin cushions that you put on your wrist. I've been trying to find one for ages. Most of the stuff can be taken out and packed away for when we do our vide grenier stall next year. The cottons have seen better days so I'm going to throw those out, as well as very rusty pins, needles and machine needles, but I'm so pleased I think it might just have persuaded my muse to return home.

13 comments:

laura said...

Love it when a gift appears out of nowhere...such a great box!

Joyce said...

Lucky you! What a treasure you found.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Delighted for you that such a happiness happened! I love surprise discoveries this these...

The Devil Dog said...

Jeez, I think I have a few of those old bobbins. I will check tonight and get back to you. If I do, do you want them?

Marie

YankeeQuilter said...

I love digging through old sewing kits/boxes at yard sales (boot sales.) Enjoy!

andsewitis Holly said...

What a fun find! I love that concertina style sewing box.

ROZ said...

finding things that you need! What fun! And a nice sewing box, too.

Cascade Lily said...

Karma!! What a great find!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh my are you lucky! woo hooo! you won the lotto on that one!

Tazzie said...

Wow Clare, what a lucky find. It was definitely your day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Amanda said...

Isn't it exciting when you unearth some treasure like that. I remember my grandmother had something similar and it was a real treat to be able to open it up and go through all the little sections.

sewkalico said...

Wonderful find! I read in earlier posts how hot it is for you - sadly we cannot say the same here ;-)

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

What a sweet little thing! Seems to be a smaller size, those are even more darling. Did you try to haggle a bit?(how frightening though.......félicitations, Will in Paris