This beautiful tin was my sewing box in primary school, looking at it now it seems a lot smaller than I remember it being.
This really takes me back to my childhood and remembering the happy times spent stitching and where my love of sewing started.
I have had this tin for over fifty years, it's still my all time favourite of all my tins, and I do have a few, I would very carefully fold up my little sewing projects in it.
I remember doing drawn thread worked on linen, that's something I would love to get back into.
The cross stitch worked on gingham aprons, also the beautiful doilies of crinoline ladies and baskets of flowers with embroidered bows trailing out of the handles.
It's such a shame that this type of stitching is not done/taught in schools anymore
"The Age of Innocence" by Joshua Reynolds .