How old do you think this spool of thread might be? It was one of dozens of spools of thread I inherited from my mother when she died over 25 years ago. And based on the labels, I'm guessing she had it for a long time herself.
I was looking for a nice maroon thread to do a bit of hand stitching on a ripped shirt pocket for my daughter. I dug and dug through my basket and big jar of thread with no luck. So I peaked into the old spools in a drawer, and I found this one. It's a perfect color match and the thread didn't feel brittle or weak. This was always a good brand of thread and proves to me that it's still good enough to use.
Don't forget to visit http://www.patchworktimes.com to see what everyone has on their Design Wall this week. Bet there are a lot of Christmas projects on those walls.