I was on Facebook (seriously I need to stay away from there) and saw that someone on the “Stitching with the Housewives” group found a cool stash of cross stitching things on Facebook Marketplace. Well that prompted me to go on Marketplace and search “cross stitch”.
I found a garage sale that was looking promising BUT…It was in Wisconsin. Too far. On a whim I decided that I would message the person and see if they would let me buy something and they would ship it to me. They would and I decided to buy all of the Weeks Dye Works thread and all of the Classic Colorworks thread.
The guy was awesome to work with and in a short two days the package was at my house.
When the kids were home, I sorted thread. Here I caught Kayla in a silly pose as she was teasing Georgia who was in the baby seat.
Here are the Classic Colorworks…unfortunately there were a lot of duplicates in the bunch. It was dumb of me that I didn’t ask if there were duplicates.
There were a lot of Weeks Dye Works thread too. I pulled out what I wanted and this was left. I never use these colors…all brights.
In the end I was disappointed with my purchase. UGH. I forgot that others stitch with bright colors….
But…I did get this…
Cross stitchers use this for Santa beards and sheep. It gives a fuzzy effect.
All was not lost. Kelli ended up posting the thread on the Facebook group Cross Stitch Stash Unloading. She sold it there and I didn’t end up losing any money in the end….but lesson learned on my part. No more buying cross stitch stuff unless I see it in person!
Have you ever made such a mistake?? Please tell me I’m not the only one.