The other night I was about to start a new project and I wanted to make sure I had matching thread first, in order to avoid taking a trip out to the fabric store... If I didn't have some matching thread on hand I was going to just pick a different fabric to use. That's how much I didn't feel like driving to the store.
So I was looking at my fabric and had two really close thread contenders. Urgh, but I couldn't decide which was a closer match! One had been used before and one was a new spool... Do I just use the thread that had already been partially used for some other project? Or does the other thread that hadn't been used yet match better??
I wrestled with this for several minutes going back and forth... I'm very indecisive... Until I noticed...
The labels on the ends. #939. on both. They are the exact same color! Argh! Has this happened to you before? Or any other hilarious sewing problems that only someone else who sews can sympathize with? Please share!
(Also note that even after I knew they were the Exact Same Color, I still wasn't convinced... Had the older spool faded... What if there was labeling fiasco in the Gutermann factory and something went awry... Am I too OCD... that's probably it.)