by Sandra | May 18th, 2010
Little by little, I keep adding new colors of Cosmo cotton embroidery threads to my thread stash. The more I work with these threads, the more I really like them. As my color selection grows, I know I will grab these first now and then fill in any colors I don’t have from the DMC threads.
They really are wonderful threads to work with. Since they are colorfast, I don’t have to worry about any bleeding issues either. I really haven’t found any negatives for these Cosmo threads yet! They also have lovely variegated colors now too. Yummy.
I recently ordered them from Crabapple Hill Studios. I love, love, love, her hand embroidery patterns and since we are re-decorating Jenna’s room, her new pattern of the Postcard Pillow turned on a light bulb idea in my head. Meg, your pattern is lovely of course, but I had to customize it just a smidgen for Jenna.
Her room is decorated with a French feel so I created an Eiffel Tower stamp and made the message in French and to Jenna into postcard pillow design. Other than that, I left much of the original design alone which is saying a lot for me! I mess with everything. When the pillow is finished I will post a picture for you.
I know you all think I eat, drink and sleep quilts, but no, I do other things too! Sometimes I want to do something that is not quilting. Right now, quietly hand stitching a cute Crabapple Hill embroidered pillow project for my daughter is a welcome side project and helps recharge my brain for when I return to my quilting and designing.
I also was able to get in some serious gardening last weekend. I am on a roll!