“Snip snap, good luck trap."
Great-Grandmother Neal (Work Of My Hands LiveJournal)
TIME: 8:24 PM
SUBJECT: Embroidery thread snippets
Just as I did last summer, I am doing some counted cross-stitching to sooth my nerves from the children being home all day. I am catching all of my left over thread snippets in this Ball jar. I didn’t want to title my post “Left-Over-Thread-Snippets-In-A-Ball-Jar” <== ‘twas a bit long winded for my taste. Then I remembered that I had seen these before on some stitching blogs. After a Google search which took me to Flickr, Dictionary.com, Wikipedia, blogs about Java thread dumps(?) and beyond, I finally found a blog that described my jar of snippets. Work Of My Hands wrote a lovely post describing how and why her Appalachian Great-Grandmother collected her left over sewing and embroidery threads. Now that I know the saying, I will be uttering that verse every time I drop an ort in my jar.