Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Okay, that title sparked your interest, I'm sure! Back in the Fall, Teen picked up a Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) action figure at the thrift shop. Needless to say, he's getting around the house - we're finding him in all different places, poses, and holidays! So we're keeping a little photo folder called "Around the House with Steve Irwin"! Yesterday, Teen put him on the shelf over my computer with a reminder note about the SAT's. Crickey! We'd better get moving on those!

Now we come to the Needles part. Mister had these vintage sewing needle cases tucked away and gave them to me last year. They're beautiful . . . and red!

Look how, on this package, it lists the different kinds of needles and their uses. I like the one called "Betweens"!
Oh, by the way, next Wednesday is St. Patrick's Day - I wonder if we can come up with some Irish red for Rednesday!


★Carol★ said...

Crickey, that Steve Irwin doll gets around, and I bet you discover him in all kinds of weird places!
Those needle packages are just gorgeous. I don't know why they can't make pretty things like this today, instead of the boring packages things come in!
Happy REDnesday!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, I love almost anything sewing vintage items! they are just so much fun.

Happy Rednesday!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of red too, I did my kitchen in red...have a nice evening! Hugs, Jennifer

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Do you think people will reminisce about today's packaging like we do now? I just can't see it happening. So enjoy these beautiful packages from a time gone by. Your husband must be a real sweetie for giving these to you.

Happy Rednesday!

Unknown said...

they are lovely... and I miss Steve that Cricky man!!!! Have a great week!!! Mica

Neabear said...

How cool that he gave those needles to you! I had to laugh at your comment on my last RED post. Having you think I was going to post about a RED laptop. LOL! Thanks for coming by my way. Hope all is well with you. Feel a sneeze coming. See ya!

Barbara Jean said...

Great sewing looot!!!

Thanks for hosting each week.


barbara jean

Anne Fannie said...

I love your vintage needles!
Be careful, who knows where Steve will show up next!
Today is my first post for Rednesday. Thanks for having it!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I enjoyed your red vintage needle packaging . Very cool Steve doll. Thanks for Hosting .

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

really like the red needle packs, goodness they are vintage. I remember having an old needle package I found in my Mom's sewing machine, "junk" drawer. Wonder what I ever did with it?...hummm.
I love the Steve doll and what a great way to use him.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love vintage sewing items and I look for them at estate sales because i like to display them on Hubby's grandmother's antique Singer sewing machine that is in my craft/Sewing room. I enjoyed seeing these and I got a chuckle out of the "betweens".

Hausfrau said...

I love your sewing needle cases! Very cool that they're all red!

Dawn said...

The needle cases are so charming. Funny how something so ordinary can make me feel so happy!

Anonymous said...

Cool vintage needle packs...the John English one says "War Pack"...how interesting. Happy Reds, Sue~

Susan Freeman said...

When I saw Steve Irwin holding that SAT note, I burst out laughing. That's just too cleaver and funny! Those antique sewing packets are wonderful. What a treasure!

By the way, I entered the first MckLinky incorrectly. Sometimes I am in too big a hurry to do it correctly the first time. Number 25 is a dead link, but 26 is correct. Thanks for hosting Rednesday. It's a favorite of mine!

Susan and Bentley

Gwendolen Elaine said...

Love those little needle cards.Isn't it wonderful how pretty they used to make everything?

Sherrie said...

Count me in for next week. I love decorating my jadite dishes with red accents. I think that would be perfect for Irish Red. By the way I love the needle boxes. I collect anything old sewing related items. Those are nice.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Lordy girl red on St. Pat's is EASY -- just show some Irish locks, those folks tend to have a lot of redheads amongst 'em...tee hee...

Love your needles..."eye'd" love to some "sew" much.

Jess said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I am hosting a Favorite Things Friday party starting March 19th so come join in if you are interested!

PS I would love to see your bright blue doors sometime on your blog! Sounds awesome.

Shelley said...

Steve Irwin cracks me up!

Love your needle cases, too! What a nice present! Great reds!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing the old sewing needles. I think I might have some old ones from my mother's sewing box -- I need to find them in this giant haystack!

Thanks for hosting -- I had all manner of trouble (no signal) today.


Carey said...

Hi Sue,

I love the needle case and I love the red on it. I laughed when I saw the Steve Irwin doll. It is kind of sad someone didn't want him anymore, but I am glad you made a new home for him. I think he likes that he is being useful as a messenger, and exploring new areas of your home. Thanks for hosting a great party. By the way any words of encouragement regarding my first blog party? I am getting kind of anxious with the McLinky thing.

Stella said...

I think the needles would look so wonderful framed and hanging on the wall. I adore vintage sewing things and old ssewing machines. Thanks for sharing.

Kranky Granny said...

Next trip to the resale shop I will have to pay more attention to the action figures. I love the idea of having one hold the messages. And having a guy thing around would surely earn brownie points with the hubby.

Thank for the visit and lovely comment on my wild palm trees.

Unknown said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know, I use a tape runner for scrapbooking...it works perfect, any kind of glue makes it yuky! The paper doesn't like "wet". I ggot my taperunner at Joann's but you can get them at Wal-Mart too and they are cheaper and they carry the refills! Have a good Thursday! :)