I unearthed a very old project. I used to embroider quite a bit. I wanted to perfect my chain stitch.
So I began a dresser scarf.
One end is completely finished.
The other end not so much.
Now I have to find the right embroidery floss to finish this project. It is J & P Coats floss. This was way before DMC was even an embroidery floss company. Needless to say the numbers on my one bit of floss are no longer used....apparently they started a new numbering system. I must have antique floss!
So I shall be looking for floss to finish this project that is about 40 years old. I can match some of the colors quite well to DMC floss but I used a shades of red only made by J & P Coats, the floss is variegated goes from pink to red.
I will have to look around a bit to see what I can find.
Does anyone even use dresser scarfs anymore? I used to use them...I would switch them out every month. The dirty ones would be washed...sprinkled and put inside a plastic bag to condition before spraying them with starch and ironing them smooth. Then folding them just right creasing the fold with an iron and putting them in the drawer that was specially reserved for dresser scarfs and doilies.
I have quite a collection of old dresser scarfs. So if I cannot find the right floss I will probably toss it.
In other news I finally got the naked Christmas tree upstairs put properly away. However the Nativity Set is still out. I inventoried the deep freeze and the fridge freezer...now we know exactly what we have...our trouble is that when we take something out of the freezer we don't always take it off the list.