Okay, I know the coffee mug & key tag are extravagant, but it was free! I have no photo of the mug because it's in my hand. I love this company because if you wait for the right emails, you'll see what you want come up for free eventually. I also like the fact that I can upload my own photos.
I went shopping yesterday, and found really beautiful embroidery threads that are being discontinued locally (the ones with the dome lids). They are going for $4/1000 meters. Wow. And the sparkle is so pretty! I also like the casing. You can let the thread feed up through the hole in the top and it feeds great. You don't have to rig up anything weird to use these fine threads for thread painting.
There are lots of amazing colors in these sparkly polyester embroidery threads. I picked up this collection for my prairie paintings. It's made by Hemingworth and you can find them at Century Textiles (a few blocks behind HobbyWorld). I'm so loving these threads. Here's some progress I've made with them...
|Deep Summer Fields|
Yes - more french knots. I stitched them all while sitting out in the sun yesterday. It really is spring!! Even my kids have spring fever. Check out what my littlest boy did! Love it.