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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Well, here is is, almost the end of another week - where does the time go? It's March, already, and ready to lose an hour this weekend. I much rather the fall, when I gain that hour back. But I have no choice right now but to lose an hour of stitching time.

I'm not so great in describing color but I'm going to tell you a little about the new fabric I picked up in Nashville at Market. Some may have been around a while but others are brand new, so here goes. Picture This Plus always has new fabric at the Nashville Market and I picked up several new colors. Barnwood, in 28 count Lugana, is very chocolate in color and quite marbelized in dark and light areas; Earthen is a nice tannish color with some greenish tones and comes in 28 Cashel and 14 Aida ( you must remember that linen, evenweave and aida all take the dyes differently and the color can vary greatly from one fabric to another); Shale is an overdyed grayish color in 28 Cashel and 14 Aida; Whimsy, in 32 Belfast, is a springy lavender; Crystal Meditation is a 28 Cashel, sparkly medium blue, like the sky, with small shots of a lavender color coming out now and then. 28 count Country French Blue linen is a blue-gray color; 32 lugana pink waterfall, a medium pink overdye; and 28 hand-dyed Jobelan in Pink Dahlia, a darker pink. We also restocked on some basic R&R and Weeks Dye Works fabrics in popular and standard colors.

But the biggest news yet for this post, is the fibers from THREADWORX have finally arrived. 196 gorgeous skeins of color. I played with them the day they came in, admiring the colors and organizing them on rings. Some are solid in their color, others varigate the color and still others change color completely, like Christmas Time, #1085, which is red and green and Christmas Candy, #1086, which is red, green and white; Morning Glory, #1080 is lavenders and blues, while Lady Slipper, #10811, is pinks and greens. You need to see these colors to believe! The Threadworx floss comes in 5 yard skeins and retails for $2.35 each. They would be great used in a project with a monocramatic color theme. Like the Christmas Time would probably look great in one of JBW's Christmas tree charts or use one of the spring colors like Wildflowers, #10592 in her new A Very Merry Spring. I'm going to pick one of the colors and stitch up Ink Circles new Pot of Luck and see what I get. 20 yard skeins are available at a very reasonable price and can be special ordered. If you are doing a very large project, this would be a very cost effective way to go. Threadworx overdyed six-strand embroidery floss is 100% Egyptian Giza cotton. Also available in overdyed Pearl in #3, #5, #8 and #12. (These may be special ordered.)

Threadworx (previously sold as Needle Necessities) has been around for a while and I think they will stay around with their beautiful color selections.