Wednesday, April 01, 2009


I was given this by a lady whose mother had died. She would do cross stitch patterns and get me to put a backing on them for her as she was not good with a sewing machine. When her mother died they found a big bag of embroidery floss cottons in every imaginable colour! She had a ton of them herself so didn't really want them and she thought of me! Of course I said I would love to have them and would put them to good use, wasn"t I the lucky one. She immigrated from england quite a few years ago and bought all this stuff with her. the colour chart looks quite old, probably from when she took up embroidery , it is well used of course. A lady in the craft shop told me that to buy a new one costs shops about $50.00 to buy them. some of the clours are no longer made as I was trying to match up some DMC and it is not there. Here are some pics of it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan

    I found your blog via the comment you left on Susan Claire's mystery quilt post. I live the big fat wood pigeon you have in your header. No wonder you are threatening to put him in a pie!

    The colour charts are a treasure, lucky you.