Embroidery was my first love. As a child and teenager I loved embroidering tray cloths and tablecloths. In the 1990s I discovered cross stitch. I made numerous pictures, cards and anything else I could think of. Over the years I have accumulated quite a substantial stash of embroidery threads.
I have four boxes of sorted threads, all neatly wound onto bobbins.
In addition I have all of these.
Unfortunately, these days, my eyesight is not as good as it used to be. I can only embroider for short periods of time, otherwise my eyes get too strained.
Even if I could embroider without the eye-strain, it would take a lifetime to use up all those threads. So what do you do with all the threads?
Easy! Think of an alternative use - crocheting.
These little squares measure only about two inches across. It may take some time to work through the mountain of threads but I think they'll eventually make a rather colourful blanket.