A couple of months ago I was blessed to be sent some sweet fabrics from Lecien to play with; some of their new spring and summer lines.
This happened quite out of the blue and I have to say that it's been a lot of fun to create with fabric as inspiration.
But I did mention to the lovely Yoko of Lecien that I'm more of a stitchery designer than a quilter and asked if there were specific Cosmo thread colours (Lecien make Cosmo) that blended with the fabrics because I really like Cosmo embroidery floss and wanted to work 'with' the fabric.
Well, sometimes you receive far more than you expect, don't you?
On Monday a parcel arrived from Japan...
It contained every Cosmo thread and their new metallic range as well!
Can you imagine the tears than came to my eyes? The pounding heart, and the grateful exclamations?
I was over-whelmed, blessed beyond words. Speechless.
Once I had composed myself and brewed a strong cup of coffee I sent off a text to Mr E and Blossom who replied "WOW", before sitting down to carefully open the plastic containers and simply enjoy the moment.
Remember back here when I showed you those threads I'd purchased on sale and warned you to check floss before grabbing a 'bargain'?
These were nothing like that.
Smooth as silk and waiting to be given life in hundreds of future projects.
That colour chart is not printed, but real thread samples, so all I need do is lay a fabric beside it and I can choose the exact thread I need to stitch with.
Yesterday I began by choosing some fabric from my stash for a cushion, and drew up a new pattern for the June Stitchery Club. Then it was time for floss-play!
The fabrics are pretties purchased last year, and which I've had an idea for since I saw them, but as yet I hadn't pursued the project. Until now.
The Cosmo thread chart made the marrying of fabric and thread a breeze...
So I'm having the day off today to go and buy a dress to wear to Blossom's 21st dinner next week, and then to sit quietly and stitch "the quilt barn".
Perhaps with another Jane Austen movie and some smooth dark Lindt chocolate as well ...
Have a lovely day,