Look what arrived in the mail! Aren't I the lucky girl? My aunt called me awhile back asking me if I'd like some floss and patterns that she'd inherited from a friend who passed away .... what could I say but YES! The threads that look black are actually a deep purple and I'm thinking the former owner had used or planned to use these threads on pansies since there are so many purples, lavenders, and yellows - when I saw them I immediately thought of pansies. I've never seen an oval embroidery hoop - that's quite a treasure. I knew the former owner - she lived in the small town where I grew up and my husband and I played Canasta with her years ago. I hope she knows they went to a good home.
March arrived like a lamb here although the forecast predicted otherwise. Alas.