December 26

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework


Logo of scissors, needle, thread, thimble, crown

Happy Holidays 2018


Christmas is past, and here it is, the day AFTER and what to do?

Go shopping?


Here are some possibilities currently for sale on eBay. Enjoy!

After Christmas, what do many people do? Go Shopping?


As an after-Christmas treat, I have been looking on eBay for tools that are the sorts I posted in

my series, 'The Twelve Days before Christmas'.


In the next few days I will post a handful of tools I found on eBay that would interest me.

I usually look for an interesting feature, for example I like the cover to the first crochet hook and the 1911 patent.

A crochet hook with a clever cover to protect the hook, patented in 1911.

I'm not sure whether the photo is showing reflection or means pitting on the hook and cover. I would write and ask the dealer.


$10.00 Buy It Now


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A crochet hook with a sliding hook, likely from the 1880's. The photo isn't a good one (I'm guessing it is a brighter brass color, maybe in need of polishing?),


Price is good: $28.90 or you can make an offer (try $23.00?)


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Now vintage, here is a cute pincushion that I'm guessing will go on to become a collector's item, a poodle with a pincushion on its back. Sometimes it's interesting to dabble in tools not all that old but are clever and reflect their era.


Price is $18.99 including shipping


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A pair of silver bodkin/ribbon threaders from the 1890s-1910. The price for the pair isn't impossible; I think the photo is ugly, but I'm guessing the ribbon threaers are very pretty.


Price is  $81.99 plus shipping


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More tomorrow.