As a 19 year old, I had a sabbatical after school and left my small village in Sweden to work as as an au-pair in a German family.
That was a great experience, that shaped how the rest of my life evolved, driven by my love for languages and the urge to live abroad.
One of the other au pair girls in town was knitting sweaters, and that inspired me to use my weekly babysitting evenings to do the same. I bought the necessary: a magazine with patterns, wool, knitting needles and some sewing needles.
My first sweaters are long gone, but I still have this first sewing needle package that I bought in Nuremberg in the early 80’s. It has a sentimental value, reminding me of my young self, who happily kept her hands busy with wool and textile.
In case I’ll ever lose it, I stitch it to the internet right here. Sorry for going nuts with the number of photos, but I think the golden shine and the many years of service are worth some attention.
Do you have any insignificant objects that you still hold on to for sentimental reasons?