Last week for Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday I showed you my vintage postcard collection. Today I'm making good on my promise/threat and showing you my needle book collection. I'll show you all three at once though instead of dragging it out for three days since there isn't a lot of things to say about them - it's mainly eye candy.
I just love the graphics on these things. They remind me of my vintage postcards.
I found this one in my mother's sewing machine cabinet and it started my quest for other needle books.
These women helping each other sew cracks me up. I don't think I have ever sewn with a group of people. OK, I know I have never sewn with a group of people. I guess times were different then.
"Oh, let me help you thread that needle Sally."
"Thanks Betty, who shapes your eyebrows for you?"
Needle books held different sized needles along with a needle threader thingie. I thought that maybe there was a technical name for the needle threader, so I Googled it, but alas that is really the name.
I bought the next two booklets at a garage sale this year. I think I only paid a dollar for each.
I like the non-sewing graphics on this one. Airplanes on one side and
a boat on the other.
Airplanes and boats seem like a strange marketing design for selling needles though. My theory is that maybe they thought airplanes go fast and boats glide through the water so therefore the needles will slide through the fabric quickly and easily??? Or maybe it's because you could take these books on a trip with you?
Not a lot of needles left, but it does have the needle threader thing.
And the needles were hardened in oil, whatever that's supposed to mean.
Doesn't this one have awesome space age graphics?
Again, not sure what rockets have to do with needles, but I love the guy and his gal sitting on the rocket with her handbag flying behind her. It's so 1940's.
This one had quite a few needles left. Not that I would ever use them because these books are normally framed and hanging in my family room. If I ever have a freak needle crisis I guess I could unframe them again.