When Pop (Mum's Dad) was in India during the war, he sent home sewing boxes to Gran and to my Mum and her sister. He requested of the Indian craftsmen for their initials to be carved inside the lid of each box - when they arrived in England (about 1943 - my Mum was only 1 year old) the only one that did have the initials in the lid was my Mum's!
As a child I loved to look through my Mum's sewing box. And when I was old enough I was thrilled to be allowed to chose needles and thread from it to create my own little sewing projects.
This is brought to you as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday 3 - Pick your Precious. Do hop on over to her blog to find the links to many more stories about our 'precious' things.