Crushed In The Rush For Cross Stitch
--by AndiCas, posted Nov 22, 2015
I packed them all into a box and decided to start with the lady who runs my local bar as she's perfectly charming and so good to me. I took her out to my car and showed her the box. I was holding it in my arms whilst she looked when another car drew up next to us with two other ladies in it. Within moments I was crushed against my car behind the weight of rummaging elderly ladies and had to fight my way out to put the box on a table.
Well between the three of them they took every single item in that box with gigantic smiles and effusive thanks.
One of the ladies has a daughter who is a firefighter. She took a pile of cross stitch kits to give to the firestation. Now I know I should not show gender stereotype but this did make me laugh. I have this wonderful mental picture of all these big tough firemen in uniform sat around in the firestation all working on their cute cross stitch Christmas stockings whilst they wait for fires to be called in :)
So happiness all round, and when I emailed the original giver of the kits she promised to send me a pile of her excess embroidery thread too. I just KNOW I'll have fun redistributing that too :)
Good for you!