Wednesday, April 6, 2016
I found this 24 skein pack of embroidery floss at Walmart yesterday morning. Slipped it in the cart when Tessie wasn't poking her head out...
It is tie dyed embroidery floss! I have never seen regular floss with more than one color on a skein. It was $3.98 for 24 skeins!
Granted I had to take eight skeins of regular floss to get the 16 skeins of tie dyed, but I had to try it. It comes out to about 17 cents a skein if you count the plain ones too. I will use those too. All nice colors.
Anyway, Tessie was present when I started pulling things out of the bags... She saw it. She immediately ran for the #14 crochet hook and yelled as she went, "Afghans! I need more afghans!".
Just what I need! More projects. I think that it will also work for rugs. It could be interesting.
As soon as I got things unpacked, I decided to go through the jewelry chest/sewing chest...
I got the first three drawers cleaned out and found that the third drawer was empty. I put the new floss in that drawer and Tessie climbed in, still holding the #14 hook.
I think that I am going to try talking her into a rug first.
She told me to take her photo whilst she finished the rug that I started... Please note that she doesn't have a needle in her hand... It is still stuck in the edge of the canvas. She claims that she can't get it out, for the rust on the needle!
The second is a pattern for a modern rug from a book that I bought in England. The problem is, I did it on fine canvas and it will really only look good in a half inch setting. Oops. No half inch settings to put it in.
The third one was a bench cover, copied from a book on antique embroidery. The problem is, I used half of it to cover a stool to go with a dressing table. I am thinking now that the room needs a matching throw pillow. It's a shame to waste perfectly good embroidery.
I am going back to work now and finish the rest of the drawers in the jewelry/sewing chest. Heaven knows what I will find next!
See you tomorrow.