Friday, May 13, 2011

We Interrupt This Blog Break To Bring You "Big Thread Love" - Part 2

Yes, I know I am suppose to be on a blog break...


but when a large box filled with these beautiful threads arrived in the mail today, I knew I had to post about them.


The wonderfully generous folks of Sulky® have done it again! Some of you may remember that last year I contacted them to let them know how much I loved their line of cotton threads, and even though they are generally marketed for use in the machine, they are my favorite thread to hand stitch with. They were so receptive to my work, they sent me the first half of their gorgeous Sulky Cotton Blendables... 42 spools! (You can see the original post and threads here).


Well, today they sent me the second half of their Cotton Blendable collection... another 42 spools of spectacular color and possibilities! These lush 100% cotton threads are made in Italy and come in an array of mouth watering color combinations, in both a 12wt and a 30wt.



Here they all are, and after I play with them a bit, arranging them in different color combinations and stacking them in pretty ways, (is that weird? I can't help it, they make me feel like a kid at Christmas!) I will be putting needle to new thread and play some more!



So without further ado, back to my self imposed blog break, which I still need. Youngest daughter got her drivers license last week, and this week she was already in her first fender bender. Yes, it was her fault. Thankfully no one was hurt, except for some minor injuries to her car and some to her pride. The other party, (who happened to be the mother of one of eldest daughters best friends... here's to living in a small town) was incredibly kind and gracious to her. Hopefully a major lesson and new found respect for the true power of an automobile has been etched forever in her young mind. Eldest Daughter's college graduating events begin tonight and wind up tomorrow. Then we move her out of her dorm and back home, but only to then move her right out again in one week and into her very own apartment, which will be in a town closer to where her job will be. A trip to Ikea where we will help her outfit her new digs falls in between. As Hubby and I approach our 25th wedding anniversary, and the girls continue to reach these milestone events, I hold my breath and say my prayers, and look back on this patchwork life we have somehow stitched together. It has all gone by so quickly, (despite the individual days sometimes feeling torturously long) I am amazed by it. Each patch, all sewn together into this family life. I want to reach my hand out and stroke it, hold it near, remember it all.

Happy wishes to each of you and the patchwork of your life. xo

Sulky is a registered trademark of Sulky of America.

27 comments:

gill said...

From another who is approaching her 25th wedding anniversary can I ask if Sulky would like to send me some threads????? I'm still trying to find some here in the UK!!

Handpicked said...

I only buy silky! Love it! So jealous!

MariQuilts said...

Of course you have to play, arrange and arrange again, all that lovely thread.....how could you not.

Such a lovely post, I can totally relate.

Vicki W said...

Oooooh, how fabulous is that!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Gorgeous! It's motivating me to try the Sulky again.

Venus de Hilo said...

Oooooooh, those threads are so luscious. I will have to get some (and find room in the sewing budget somehow)!

patchworkdelights said...

ooooh you lucky lady!

going to check 'em out now, I am in desperate need of thread that isn't white or black!

deanna7trees said...

for hand stitching....interesting. i will try that. thanks.

Nifty Quilts said...

What a beautiful musing on life, how quickly it goes by, each patch seeming so important at its time then blending together to make a whole. Hmm, seems like these threads could somehow fit into this metaphor, but I'm not going to think that hard right now. They're gorgeous! Well-deserved.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely post, thank you. Life really is like a huge, gorgeous patchwork quilt.

I was inspired by your post on Sulky threads last year and your wonderful use of them. I ordered a few just before Christmas and have enjoying hand quilting with them.
http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/01/handquilting.html
I look forward to using them again.

Allie said...

YUMMY threads - just looking at them makes me want to play! Oh I love this post hon, I too hope your dd learned from her fender bender - so glad it wasn't worse - love your analogy of life to a quilt. So very, very true.

Kathryn said...

Woo hoo, what a treat! And thanks to you, I LOVE using these threads too, they thread like butter. Oh, and I did the same thing as your daughter right after I got my license, and I've never had another accident since, knock on wood. I definitely learned my lesson so I'm sure you daughter has too. Happy 25th!

Kim said...

Sulky has probably realized that no one makes their thread look better than YOU! Honestly your work is divine and you have inspired so many of us. Your stitches are so much a part of your creations.

Yes, hold onto these precious memories.....now that I am a grandmother moving a child in and out of dorms seems a life time ago.
And so the patches get added too, repaired, and altered as the days pass ever more quickly.

Happy sewing

Paulette said...

I LOVE all Sulky threads. ps, my 6 kids all had a wreck with their first cars in the first few weeks or months....

Corinnea said...

Oh, lovely, yummy thread! Look forward to seeing what you quilt with them.

Keep having fun with your family. Congrats on their milestones and thank goodness for major life lessons that have only minor impact....

Elsa said...

how lovely of Sulky to send you so many wonderful threads! love all the colors.
Congratulations on 25 years of marriage and all the milestones your family is reaching ~ may it never end.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh lucky you, those blendables do the most amazing thing when sewn.....Enjoy your break. xox Corrine

MB in MI said...

sounds like you & your hubby are doing everything right! enjoy it all!! :-)

Diane J. Evans said...

What a beautiful patchwork you and your family have stitched together -- enjoy the warmth of it all!

(Our son had his first accident 2 weeks after receiving his license -- I think it's contagious . . .)

Diane

connie said...

Oh, you lucky girl! What fun. I have recently gotten the thread bug. I just need to create a stash and looks like you have recieved a wonderful one.

Enjoy your 25th and your kids. It is a fun and very exciting time in everyone's lives. We are a few years ahead of you and it just keeps getting better and better. I don't know of anything better than watching our kids grow and experience life as young adults.

XUE said...

The sight of those gorgeous Sulky threads made me breathless!!!....another good reason to visit you! Fender bender - that is what scares me most about driving!

karen said...

love the family sentiments in this post, I couldn't have said it better myself x

Fer said...

Gorgeous threads. Enjoy!!

patty a. said...

Glad your daughter is ok. The threads are beautiful! Have fun playing!

Mary said...

Congratulations on all the milestones! The best definition of parenthood I've ever heard is, "Long days, short years."

Sarah said...

Just came across your blog. WOW. Love your style! I was a studio arts major in college, and did a lot of abstract sort of things for my senior show. Nobody really understands how much thought and color theory goes into those pieces that "are just a bunch of squares." Nice fabric choices, nice composition! Ka-bam! Looking forward to more.

karen said...

really beautiful post-- great to know that someone as accomplished, prolific and creative feels the struggle to balance all the demands of life, as i do. very inspiring and motivating- thank you and congrats on all the goodness.