Have to say today did not go according to Plan--yet I have to be honest and say I am not really sure what today's plan was?????? I got up late--and so did not have much time before my friend Ann came--then she was looking for a certain Christmas snowman panel, so got on "my friend" the Internet and we did find it and ordered it for her (and NO I did not order anything for myself--I was good--now do I get a lollipop?????) We decided to go out to lunch and that was nice---then waited over half an hour downstairs for the mail man--but got nothing---came home and the maintenance man came and put in two new heat controls for me--did get some house work done--finally late this afternoon I was able to get some "real work" done!!!!!!!!
By supper time I did get one baby hat all finished and here is my friend "modeling" it for us--
Yep, it's my bear--
now is he a great model or what?????
NOW FOR SOME 'COSMOS THREAD" WORK----
As most of you know by now I am in LOVE with the Cosmos thread--so much so that after all the bom's this year that I started with the DMC threads are finished I will no longer use DMC and have in fact given my sister most of my sash of DMC---
Now if some of you have taken the time to look into the cosmos threads--the first thing that set you back from ordering it and that shocked you was the PRICE per skein--and I have to say it did me too at first--but I kept reading on alot of the designer blogs how much they liked it--so --- I bit the bullet so to say and ordered some--it was then only 99 cents a skein--now it is $1.05-$1.09 per skein---BUT STITCHER'S it is more than worth that extra cost----it really is!!!!
I find I have less waste that with the other brands---it's really like working with "silk" thread--it is strong--you can separate it 2 threads at once--instead on one at a time!!
it is shinny--yet doesn't glow!!!! IT does not tangle--but if it does happen--it pulls right out with a gentle tug on the thread-- it threads on the needles easier and just glides through your project like-- like "melted butter"----what else is there to say except I LOVE IT---!!!!
MY biggest problem was how to store it???? As I keep even the small pieces that are leftover, if they are 4" or more--there is often enough there for eyes, or whatever----I had to think about it long and hard---but this is my new system:
These are my supplies---small zip lock bags, perma pen, metal clip, and a metal ring--
I write the number down at the top of the little bag and place the color of floss inside--
Then by number--smaller number on top to larger number I stack the little bags, then I hold them all together as one bag and put the metal clip on the top of them holding the group all together--
Then all the clips go on a large metal ring for a color group--like all shades of pinks are on this ring--each group on their own metal clip-- this way I can see the shade of colors and I can fan them out to decide which one I want--with the little bags, I can put any small pieces back in the bag for the next project--and that saves me time and money!!!!
See here is another picture of how they look on the ring--
Then they go in one of my favorite baskets--and they look so pretty in here!!!!!
So this is my "story" on Cosoms threads and I am sticking to my story that once you try it you will LOVE it tooooooo!!!!!!
What sound does a space turkey make???
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Well--you have heard enough out of me for today---
take care and happy stitching---Hugs, Di