Last week, my mom gave me one big plastic bag that she said was from my aunt (my dad's older sister) who lives near my mom's house. So I came to my mom's house and picked it up. Inside, there are two boxes and a few books. Then I remembered that my aunt used to do various kind of needleworks many years ago. She has retired from her work as a principal of an elementary school at the moment.
It turned out that the books were old cross stitch pattern books and a few pattern sheets. I think it was from three decades ago. There were three Ondori books I couldn't afford back then.
I opened the first box.
There were several cross stitch and embroidery samplers. I wondered what I could do with these pieces so they wouldn't go to waste...
And few more old charts. I actually had stitched the castle at the right-bottom of this picture too when I was still in senior high school, in collaboration with my mom. We were still using plastic canvas at that time, so we had to stitched everything on the pattern. I remember that I detested the blue sky part because of the never ending use of blue yarn... I am actually pleased with the using of Aida fabric nowadays, so I don't need to do the one-color-background.
Let's move to the second box.
There are various color of DMC flosses.
And wool yarns.
The DMCs still have the old color-tag.
So this is my whole newly found treasure...
I surely hope it will motivate me to start stitching (seriously) again despite my cruel work loads.