Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lots and lots of embroidery floss...


My sister's mother-n-law loves to shop garage sales and church sales. Being that she is retired, she has lots of time to look for good stuff. Last weekend, at our Halloween camp out, she presented me with two bags full of embroidery floss! A total of 105 skeins! I was like a little kid who got an early Christmas present. Later that night, while the girls slept next to me in the camper, I sat with a little flashlight and went through all those wonderful skeins of floss. Most of them are J & P Coats deluxe. (Also DMC and a French brand) Now I am not positive, but I believe J & P Coats is now Coats and Clark. I'm not sure how old any of it is but it is all wonderful! I am currently starting a Black work project that I am using the turquoise thread for. I will show pictures in a few days. I also have finished a small project for my cousin Rebecca. I am framing it tonight and will take pictures of it before I mail it to Oklahoma tomorrow. Have a great week.

4 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

What a wonderful gift! I can understand you are happy! It´s like candy, even better ;-)

Kelly said...

I found several little bags of old embroidery floss at my favorite thrift shop a while ago-- a dollar a bag! So I "get you" on this one!

Lisa Renéa said...

What fun! Enjoy your new treasures!!

Karin said...

Wow, that makes me more than a little jealous! ;) Can't wait to see what you make with it!