Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tried and True

Years ago, my Mom bought me a sampler set of DMC embroidery threads. (My mother passed away in 1993, so it has been quite a while) The kit had a few yards of each DMC color in existence at the time and a small storage container filled with plastic goodies on which to wind the floss. Also included were the color labels. All I had to do was assemble it. It was, and continues to be, a most handy gadget, and very reasonably priced at $25.00.

I can't tell you how many times this set has saved me when I was just a few inches short of having all the floss I needed for a project.

Well, it saved the day yet again. I recently enrolled in a Block-of-the-Month from Thimble Creek, formerly of Walnut Creek, now of Concord. The BOM is called Happy Hauntings and was designed by Verna Mosquera, owner of The Vintage Spool in Danville.

The project starts in the upper right corner with Mr. Moon, and he was the block in question. Apparently the embroidery was designed for 2 strands of floss, and of course, I used 3 and ran out. DMC collection to the rescue. I had exactly the right shade of orange to finish the block. =)

I'm also working on Friendship Blocks for some Guild buddies. Marilyn wanted blocks that were either "California Rice Bowls" and/or "A Cup of Christmas Cheer." I decided to do both and got those completed yesterday. Denise wants a Sonoma County theme and asked me to make her a Fountaingrove Round Barn like the one I did for Pat last year, so that's in the works, too.

It feels SEW GOOD to be back working on my Bernina again!!

1 comment:

Angie said...

i LOVE your rice bowl and Christmas Cheer blocks! :D And of course your 'jack' block is just adorable! :D