January 1, 2001
Hello Out There,
If you’ve explored my site at all today, I’m sure you’ve noticed the changes. I have worked hard to add thumbnail pictures to all my pages. I have spent many hours perfecting these changes, but kinks are possible. Please forgive me as I continue to look for errors. I hope that this makes my site more visually appealing and user -friendly. Let me know what YOU think.
My featured needle book this month was a Christmas gift from my son. It is “Bucilla’s Treasure Chest”. Inside are cloth-stuck needles. I had wanted this book for some time, so it was a nice surprise. Bucilla is still in business which only goes to show that some things do last.
My next addition this month is an advertisement for “Warner’s Corsets”. The blurb inside the front cover says:
Warner Rust-Proof Corsets are the only original guaranteed Rust Proof Corsets in the world. Moreover they are so modern in style, so perfectly adapted to the latest modes in dress, that they are everywhere recognized as the Standard in Corset Fashion. One of the newest features of the line is the use of the celebrated Security rubber button hose supporters. The combination of the hose supporters with corsets specially designed to carry supporters insures absolute comfort and perfect fit; a result that cannot be obtained except when the supporters and corsets are made together. Try them.
The “Bucilla’s Treasure Chest” and “Warner’s Corsets” can be found on my Advertising page.
The day after Christmas was almost better than the holiday itself. I received a wonderful gift of two sewing basket needle books from my lovely friend in New Zealand. Erin says these are relatively common there, but are usually missing their die-cut handles. One of them was a premium from a magazine called “Woman’s Realm”. She is unsure whether or not this was an English or Australian magazine. I suppose it must have been kind of like our “Woman’s Day”. I have added these two books and placed them with two others on my new “Baskets” page. Woman's Realm is marked "empire made" and the other (the third one) is marked "foreign".
The “Reproductions” saga continues. Be sure to read about and view my latest acquisitions in Part III and don’t hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) if you have any additional information.
The dry spell on Ebay continues. Several times in the last month I have had no outstanding bids. Snow and ice have prevented me from venturing out to area antique malls. I am looking forward to Spring in more ways than one.