Since I joined (very recently) the new millenium and upgraded technology to include a somewhat “smart” phone (Android OS) I have CraigsList at my finger (or rather, thumb) tip. What’s a girl to do but check in more frequently?
I saw an ad that was vague but sounded made for me.
“Box of cross stitch things including 100 units of thread” with no photo and a phone number. The man who answered the phone said he did not know much about it, except there were all colors of threads and a few hoops. (ha)
Maybe some patterns and materials too.
When he told me where he lived I knew I wanted to go pick up this box regardless of what was in it. How I wish I could have taken pictures of his place.
Imagine your dream log cabin. And for some of us not one but TWO
(with a third being built) dream log GARAGES.
(I will try to add representative photos from the web to get you started.)
Mike and Frank would swoon, except for the cleanliness of it all. Vintage gas pumps and old car heaven.
He had the box in one garage so invited us inside.
I could see right away it was not only cross stitch things, but having a crafty soul, as well as always looking for things to share, I was still interested. And the price was good.
fabric and hoops
Not exactly as I pictured, but nice enough.
There were not one, or two, but three plastic storage boxes,
Something else that delighted me is several packages of thread cards.
I won’t have to make my own for a while, if ever again.
Can someone help me out? What is this?
I am guessing it is for winding floss but have no idea how to use it.
Yes, there are also patterns in the box, all of which speak to my country heart
and others that speak to my love of architectural elements. ( also country.)
You say the boxes and all are nice but were there really over 100 units of floss?
It is all DMC original floss from the 80s or older. Does anyone know how I tell the age?
Besides the carded colors in the boxes (the original DMC wrappers are included – any ideas for a craft using those?) I received almost 300 more skeins.
I apologize. I should have taken this picture using natural light.
I will share what else was in the box in my next post. I want to get this linked up to:
Linking to: Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project
Nifty Thrifty Sunday