Mystery gift
Friday September 02nd 2022, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Life

I bought a vyshyvanka for my granddaughter Maddy, who’ll turn eight at Christmas, and it came today with the surprise of a beaded bracelet and beaded head covering with ribbons to tie it on with, because¬†Nataliya¬†is wonderful like that.

And there was this. Made of wood. It could be a small sunflower coaster, sure, and definitely a symbol for a country that grows most of the sunflower oil in the world, but all those little holes are begging for laceweight or beading thread or something and to be used as a tool.

What kind and how, though, I am guessing at because I have no idea.

For that matter you could loop yarn through one of the petals and wear it as a large necklace of about the size of all those VW emblems that were being stolen off cars right and left in the ’80’s. (I’d forgotten about the Beastie Boys and VW offering a free emblem to anyone who asked in order to save their customers’ cars and their future sales figures.)

No but seriously, if anyone’s seen one of these before, what is this? I feel like I should know.


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Well, I sure don’t know, but it’s pretty!

Comment by ccr in MA 09.03.22 @ 9:54 am

It looks like it could easily be an embroidery floss organizer.

Comment by Barbara 09.03.22 @ 12:05 pm

Having recently seen some bottoms for baskets (for weaving a basket), I wonder if this pretty thing is for that?

Comment by Sharon Stanger 09.03.22 @ 5:25 pm

I can see as the bottom of something–Maybe a fabric purse, with the holes used to sew it to the fabric? If it’s wood, a heavy fabric, perhaps corduroy? How big is it?

Or use it as the top of something. Glued onto a lid? Mom

Comment by Mom 09.04.22 @ 3:28 pm



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