I told her I thought I would embroider it. She said she had a darling basket of floss from an elderly friend, (my story based on the friend is here), and if I would use it, she would pass it along to me. Yes! I would use it! It was a darling basket.
It has a sampler and an instruction sheet.
It is not dated.
We have some Glossilla (no relation to Godzilla).
The internet gives me a rough date of early 1900s. The previous owner is in her nineties, so these could be from the 1930s-1950s.
This one is also Glossilla, but it is boil proof.
"Brighter than Silk."
J. & P. Coats
Six Strand Floss
Skein Pat. Dec 27, 1921
one is marked 8 cents
Carlson Currier Co.
I got so inspired, I bought a wooden needle case from The Caning Shop.
And so, after marveling at the labels and colors,
I went to work.
When I was finished, I removed the handles.
At Jo-Ann's I got a 14" pillow form.
And sewed it inside.
The beauty shot.
But really, it's going to live in here.
Thank you, Celeste!
It made me think about letterpress printing my own words in a big grid…