This is my vintage needle collection. First, my favourites, the Flora MacDonalds: I’ve yet to figure out what Flora Macdonald has to do with handwork, but I’m a big Flora fan, and a big needle fan, so it works for me. Besides, how cute is she? The back of the packets are lovely too: And the trademark is adorable: I also have some not-quite-as-exciting needles: The colours are all lovely though: orange, red, teal And another great trademark: The colours and graphic layouts of these two are very striking: Redditch must have been an important needle making centre. Not my favourite, but possibly the most fantastic, is this one: I crack up every time I see it. Everything is so dramatic!
Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating it! As my gift to you, have some images of a vintage fruitcake tin: This tin was Nana’s. I love it. Based on the ingredients list, I don’t think it is true vintage, but I still love it. I keep my needles in it. Merry Christmas!