Friday, October 7, 2016

The Early Workbasket...A Good Rule!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Another week has come and gone, 
but today is the first Friday of October,
which means I get to share another
Early Workbasket feature with you!

Today's topic will be on rulers ~
"measure twice...cut once"

This is a wise rule for cutting anything!
Cut improperly and the piece is ruined, it's
far better to double~check than to
make a mistake!

Most vintage wood rulers and yard sticks 
were a popular form of advertising.

This yard stick is a wonderful solid square style
with advertising on all four sides...

Bemidji Woolen Mills
P.O. Box 227   218~751~5166
Bemidji, MN  56501
Est. 1920

Manufactures of the 
Famous Dupont Certified Pillows

This next one is so cool...

"Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You"

The backside shows it was 
Compliments of 
The Coca Cola Bottling Co.

This next one is very special to me...

The first reason being that its says;
For the Ladies' Work special!

And the second reason being...

The advertising on the backside,
Tharinger Macaroni Company was located in
Milwaukee, birthplace!

This sweet little six inch ruler has a special 
place in my workbasket!

The last one is a metal ruler gage...

It's great to have a slide gage ruler in your workbasket,
they come in so handy!

You can buy a modern version at any craft
store, or find a vintage one to make your work
basket extra special!

Hope you enjoyed today's topic!

The next Early Workbasket is
scheduled for Friday, November 4th.


Things are slowly coming together on the
re~organization project to open 
my Studio on a retail level...
offering Needlework Goodes & Antiques!

All the major cabinets and such are finally
arranged to my liking...I'm now starting
to work on organizing displays!

I'll be sharing more photos in the next
week or so!


Early morning at daybreak...
(photo taken by son Samuel)

A very chilly 49° October morning!


Weekend Soul Food...

Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear, 
slow to speak, slow to wrath:

For the wrath of man worketh not
the righteousness of God.

James 1:19~20...KJV


Wishing you a relaxing fun filled weekend!

Many Blessings,


  1. I love your topics. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Another great collection, but I am really loving the basket with all the woven compartment for implements. Your studio is looking fantastic! I could spend hours just looking at all the great display pieces.

  3. Love all your make them all so interesting....I am now looking for old rulers.!!!
    Look forward to see pictures of your studio....its the only way I can visit it. being in the U.K.

  4. Very cool rulers.
    The metal one is so pretty.
    What a great pic of daybreak.
    Love all of the Pumpkins!

  5. So very special for you to have a ruler from your birthplace. We sell them in our store, and I love reading the old advertising on them. Janice

  6. The sneak peak into your shop is looking great.
    It was 35º when I woke this morning.

  7. I love to read your updates and I wish I was closer to visit your studio. It looks so nice:)