Threads and Embellishing

24 May


Hi Everyone,

What a wild, windy and wet weekend we have had, the lovely trees surrounding Sawmillers and Stonestead are now rather thinner than last week having had branches and leaves torn from them. As I write this Kevin is taking his wheelbarrow around the garden picking up all the debris, only thing is as fast as he picks up more gets blown down. Some  our visitors have said it must be chilly as Kevin is wearing long trousers!!!

Having said that we are all snuggly warm inside Sawmillers and Stonestead so don’t be concerned about the cold in either of these establishments.

Above is a picture of the new thread we now have in Sawmillers, these are lovely for embellishing your quilts or any surface stitchery, the colours are just beautiful, from vibrant reds, blues jades and yellows to more muted shades of greens, greys and mauves to name a few. Alongside this basket is another with Metallic threads in a huge range of colours, some can be stranded and others can be couched, lovely for outlining your quilt blocks, I have seen this used to outline oriental motifs with Dorset Feather stitch.

Another arrival is the Light Box, this is a terrific gift for any quilter or embroiderer, it is nice and compact with the flex being tucked away inside when not in use, there is a low energy light bulb and not too strong to hurt the eyes with glare.

Well, it is time to open the doors, Barney, Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant is laying in front of the heater, but I am sure  he will give a warm welcome to our visitors.

Until next time, Happy Quilting



2 Responses to “Threads and Embellishing”

  1. julz 24 May, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Am loving the new header for your blog – Barney is such the super-star.

    Lovely to spend some time with you this afternoon and stitch, and catchup on all the wonderful new goodies you have at the quiltery.

    Hugs Jx

    • Yvonne Matthews 26 May, 2009 at 1:29 am #

      Thanks, Julie, it was lovely having you with us on Sunday, the quilt looks lovely too

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