My sister and I were embroidering a tablecloth for our parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary. On it we had dates of marriage, birth of children and grandchildren, education, interests, holidays, family jokes etc. In one of the squares, I randomly chose a colour of thread and embroidered a shoe and then the number of the shop that my grandfather had - 322. It was not until I put the thread away that I saw that the DMC thread number was... 322. All my threads are wound onto bobbins and the way that they are stored makes it impossible to see the number.