Back in the day one of my favourite things to do
was stitch samples.
We were told to explore
thick and thin...
matt and shiny....
and a few other things long forgotten!
I lived surrounded by quilters.
Not an embroidery thread to be found!
I can see I managed to get a hold of some of mother's tapestry wool...
she made many a kneeler for the village church
back home in England where embroidery abounded
and not much quilting was seen.