Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wallowing in Color

The floss I hoped to get for Christmas was finally delivered the other day. 😁 Because there was so much in the shipment I've had to let it off-gas longer than my usual shipments of a measly six skeins. Not only did I get the 1,000 yard package I wanted for Christmas, I won a free floss club shipment in Nancy's 12 Days of Give-aways. That's over 50 skeins of floss in one box! I've played with them enough to have mixed the current floss club shipment in with the others to the point where I don't know which is which anymore.

I do enjoy trying to arrange them according to color families...

There always seems to be a wide variety of greens coming out of Nancy's dye pot.

I was especially pleased to add more reds to my collection. There's one card in this bunch that has 27 yards on it of an especially wonderful red. Color me happy!

I've been adding to my Year in Stitches sampler every other day or so. Needless to say, as soon as I could safely use some of this new floss I did so. The last time you saw this sampler I think it looked like this:

Now it looks like this:

The spiral square in the lower left has been stitched with the leftover bits of color I've used elsewhere. Same goes for the little circles at the other side of that bottom row. The big daisies or chrysanthemums above that were fleshed out with a bit of the newest floss. I'm going to have to set up a new page soon.

I declared this sampler as my selfish stitching for Bee, Myself and I last month. I think I'm going to go in a different direction now. I'll keep working on this sampler but for my selfish stitching I think I'm going to set up a new project. It's still in the planning stages at this point so you'll have to check back to see whether it comes into being or not. 😉

And if you're still with me, and a regular reader/commenter, let me offer my apologies for not responding to your latest comments. This is just a difficult time of year for me I guess. I'm lucky to be doing any stitching or piecing, much less dealing with the written word.


  1. loveliness all wrapped up in a parcel, what joy to open and see those skeins. This will be wonderful additions to your supplies already on hand. Take care with all those pollutions outdoors, and rest quietly with those flosses.

  2. Looks like you're having lots of fun. Those flosses always look wonderful to me - I just wouldn't know what to do with them ;)

  3. There is absolutely nothing to beat a big heap of whatever crafting loveliness you're currently pining for! My sympathy for the enforced wait, but I'm guessing it was worth it :-)

  4. Lots of beautiful, rich colors! Your stitching sampler is looking good. Happy stitching this week.

  5. It would take me decades to use all that embroidery thread. What a haul! You will have such fun choosing colours and using it.
    I look forward to learning what your next solo bee project will be!


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