Thursday, September 12, 2013

Happiness is a Package of Fibers

I had been working hard on my doll for Quilt Festival, doing machine embroidery which will cover the entire doll's body

when my sewing machine decided to stop working!  It's in the shop now and I have been impatiently waiting for its return.  So for the time being, this piece has been put aside.

Meanwhile I needed to find something to work on that did not require a sewing machine, so I decided to do a bit of hand embroidery (which will of course be made into a doll later).
I'm doing lots of lazy daisy stitches also called detached chain - sounds more "professional" ;)

So here is what I have so far.....

and I am running out of some of the threads I have used

so I head down to my needlepoint store only to be told that all of these threads have been discontinued!  Now there are 5 needlepoint stores in Houston (that I know of) so I called them all and no one had these threads anymore.  Not to despair:  I googled and was rewarded!  Sometimes, most of the time, I just LOVE the internet!

A day (just a day!) later a package arrived in the mail 

and I am back in business!  Thank you Thistle Needleworks!