Monday, 28 May 2012

Some new threads from England

Hi everyone,
Thank you so much for all the offers of help with my travel plans and it is lovely to hear from others that will be at the Seminar, I will contact you shortly with a few questions. At the moment I have given the travel agent a rough idea of where we would like to go and she is working on a plan at the moment, so soon as I have the basics we can start to add a little more substance to the trip. Here is how it is at the moment. Arrive LAX travel to Philadelphia a couple of days before the seminar, week at seminar then on to Boston, travel around neighbouring states then to Quebec, train to around Niagara Falls area, back to New York then LAX and back to Australia. If this doesn't work we may look at going South towards Virginia and Washington DC areas. There is just so much to see so something will have to be missed out I am sure.

I had a lovely parcel arrive from England this week from my friend Dee. Here is what was inside.
Overdyed threads from

The threads are from I bought a few of these threads about 8 years ago and was very impressed with the quality and colours. the 11 threads on the left are overdyed cotton which have 4 plys to each strand. The twist is tight and very even so when stitched it sits beautifully on the linen. The 4 threads on the right are 3 weights of overdyed perle cotton and 1 overdyed chenille. The colours range is fantastic with names like Kingfisher, Heather and Harvest. They also dye fabric, so take a peek at their website when you have a minute but please don't blame me if the exceed the budget. Enjoy. 

Had some good news this week. My submission for a project to be published in Inspirations magazine has been accepted and will be published in Issue 76 in October 2012.

Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol


  1. Congratulations on being published in Inspirations! HURRAH!

    Of course you deserve it. You do wonderful designs.

    The new threads look lovely. I have never heard of the company so I'll have to explore their site. Five enabling points to you!

  2. I'm Canadian from the Toronto area, but I have lived in New York City for many years. Quebec City is absolutely beautiful and charming and Montreal is so cosmopolitan. Notre Dame cathedral in Montreal is breathtaking. The French influence of food will ensure not a bad meal to be had in Quebec.