my favorite things: embroidery floss
This coming Saturday, it's my birthday! Should I cheer? Should I cry? I'm not sure...but I do know that we like having a "birthday week" at my house. Instead of doing birthday things all week long, I'm going to share some of my favorite things!
A little like Oprah, but not at all like Oprah. You know, because I'm not a bajillionaire. I don't watch her, but you can't not know about her favorite things, am I right? Now...Ready for my first favorite thing?
(Did you read that in your best Oprah voice? I hope so!)
This may come as a surprise to you, but I really like embroidery floss. I do!
I may have a serious problem. I can't get enough of this stuff! Recently I went to the needlework shop and bought all of these lovely types to test. I'll let you know how these go for me once I've given them a try.
That last one is #1 pearl cotton, with regular six strand floss in there for scale. Crazy, right?
No joke, the day I bought this floss, this was the fortune I got in a cookie. "Be careful, you are easily tempted." Really?
I love that floss can be so pretty, just like a bouquet of flowers. Look at all those colors! These happen to be the colors that I've chosen as my "signature colors", and after months of working with them, I'm still loving them.
Perhaps you'd love them too? I've got this set of 23 DMC flosses that I'd like to give away to one lucky reader! (Oh how I wish I could send a set to everyone!)
To enter, leave a comment with your favorite color (the name, or the floss number...I'd love to read either!), and be sure I have a way to contact you. The giveaway will remain open until Sunday, November 27th at 10pm CST. A random winner will be announced on Monday the 28th.
NOTE: International Readers, please enter! I'm happy to ship these anywhere!
Good luck, and watch for another favorite thing tomorrow! (I'll give you a hint...this one will involve some making, and a bit of green felt!)
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, November 21, 2011