28 juillet 2015

Civil War Hussif Needle Case ...

Definition of a hussif:

 It is  a case containing thread, needles, and other articles for sewing.

They were carried by soldiers in their haversacks during the Civil War,

the housewife or huswife kit was used to store sewing supplies.

These needle cases were made by family members

and given to the men before they went off to war.

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I decided to sew one of my own and a few days ago,

I did a few prototypes of various sizes.

All sizes are nice depending on what you want to store in it !!!

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The complete Needle Case is sold, thanks.

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    Thanks for stopping by !!!

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14 décembre 2014

"Ma gave Aunt Eliza

a little needle-book she had made from bits of silk and soft white flannel."

Little House on the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Sold, thank you !

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Happy stitching my friends !!! 

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01 février 2014

All my scattering moments ...

are taken up with my needle

1851

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Ellen Birdseye Wheaton came from a prominent Syracuse family.

She married at the age of 18 and had 12 children.

The diary she kept until her death in 1858, at age 42,

illuminates her own life and

opens a window onto the lives of women in 19th century Syracuse. 

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Happy stitching my friends !