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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!

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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.

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That last one is #1 pearl cotton, with regular six strand floss in there for scale. Crazy, right?

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No joke, the day I bought this floss, this was the fortune I got in a cookie. "Be careful, you are easily tempted." Really?

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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!

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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!)

209 comments:

  1. Wow, so lovely.....I love my blues, especially the thread that has different shades in. I hope you have a lovely birthday saturday. I am celebrating the big 30 on sunday myself

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  2. At the moment I am totally in love with mustard. Maybe it´s because it´s everywhere in the shops or because it reminds me of the wonderful autumn we had here, I don´t know. But I am happy I can finally buy some things in this color even in normal shops.

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  3. floss is my weakness too!!!

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  4. Ohhh! I recently fell in love with embroidery, and decided to give it a try, so this would be amazing to win and to have so many colours for the start! :) For now, my favourite colour is red, I'm obsessed with toadstools :)

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  5. Ohhhh party time is coming!! :D
    You should be cheerful and celebrate it at the most!!! :D
    I love floss as well, maybe because I'm a cross stitcher addicted hehehe I love DMC 800 =)

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  6. Happy Birthday! My favorite color is a bright raspberryish pink like 601
    Oddly enough I've never sewed anything with it though-I should do something to fix that!

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  7. I am a floss junkie (along with being a paper junkie) - I used to do cross stictch back in my wild high school days :)I love anything in the blues - but I'll pick the bright 995 for this one :)

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  8. Happy Burfday!! My bday is tomorrow! Floss is so addictive. It's the color. It's got to be the endless array of colors. I have so many favorites, to choose just one is so difficult. I just bought a handful a couple of days ago. I love them all. They are all DMC, 3842,321,728,921,469, and 581. I can't help it. Choosing one just isn't easy. contact info: rbrock32(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Such a beautiful bouquet with all this shinny spring-like colours (so cold and grey and rainy here today...). Not sure if you would send these nice flosses to Spain, but good luck to everyone, and speciial happy birthday wishes for you! Enjoy your birthday week andall these just-bought flosses! :D

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  10. i love parakeet! such a cheery color!

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  11. I'm always drawn to periwinkle.

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  12. Happy Birthday week! What a nice gift for US.

    I surely wish you liked Cosmo floss. I spend a lot of time with the palettes you put up, converting DMC to Cosmo. But I persevere.

    I like the blue greens a lot. For instance DMC534 (Cosmo3816) There are a bunch of them in that family that I use a lot.

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  13. For me, colors don't exist in isolation, so I love groups or pairings of colors. (Your dmc palettes were fun to explore.) I have to know what that silk floss is in your first photo! I love the whole group.
    A color combination that had been swirling in my head, and I finally used to embroider a wallet, is raisin and burnt orange. Then I saw a blood pressure cuff in the Dr's office, a gorgeous steely dark blue with a rusty brownish orange, and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I'm not alone in this, right?

    Wishing you a fantastic birthday and a wonderful year! Thanks for all the fun and beautiful things you share.

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  14. Happy Birthday Mollie! Thanks for a chance at those gorgeous colors! They make me smile to see them, I find my floss stash is growing almost as much as my fabric stash but it fits in a drawer so much easier! I am loving the combination of DMC's 962 and 938 pink and brown. I am currently working on Bunny Hill's pattern Rabbits Prefer Embroidery in those two colors.

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  15. i would love to make friendship bracelets and friendship necklaces!! i love orange and red and green, yellow, grey! oooh all the colours are great! so obsessed with floss!!!!

    mail: pandoraonrails (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I also have an obsession with embroidery floss! I love the greens, blues, and teals all together! 3809 is really pretty...
    Though I recently embroidered a narwhal, and all those grays were lovely too!

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  17. I love that bright yellow! it is so sunshiney and happy.

    Abby
    a.braaten@rrt.net

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  18. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Pretty pretty! I love the DMC pink floss that has varying shades of pink , reminds me of raspberry swirl ice cream...yum :D
    Oh btw, thank you very much for your beginner's series, they helped me with my first embroidery project which is going to become somebody's christmas present this year! :D

    ying25@gmail.com

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  19. I really like DMC 471 - the Light Avocado Green! And oh my goodness, all those different kinds of floss are so pretty!

    bluesplash007@yahoo.com

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  20. I love Pearl Cotton Orange DMC 741. pretty! thanks and happy birthday week!

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  21. Happy Birthday

    I love dmc 815 & dmc 3777 and .....
    I just love embroidery floss - My favorites change with the seasons ;)

    Thank you for the Giveaway ;)
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving !!!

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  22. What beautiful colors!! I am in love with #955 a very pretty mint color!!

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  23. I love the bright green DMC 907 as well as the yellow 743.
    thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy birthday!

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  24. Beautiful! I love all kinds of greens! I try to work it in to every project. Especially Moss Green.

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  25. I love anything aqua and teal and blue. Like the pretty blue in your 5th (I think) photo.

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  26. I am loving some DMC 704 at the moment! Thanks for the giveaway.

    cwhelan(at)williamwoods(dot)edu

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  27. Oh, how I love embroidery threads, as well.

    I'm not big into variegated, but I DO love Valdani's #P11 - Aged Black. It works up beautifully and can read as black or navy. And I adore the grays and browns mixed in.

    Your signature colors are beautiful...perhaps I should come up with my own since I tend towards a particular set of colors. :)

    erintame [at] me [dot] com

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  28. PS. What is the brand of the thread in your first picture? They look luscious...must get some.

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  29. I have no floss #s, but my favorite color, hands-down, is Orange. :)

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  30. I love yellow. Most any shade! Always have. And, happy birthday next Saturday!

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  31. wow, all that floss looks scrumptious!! Right my favorite floss color is red, I just want to do a bunch of redwork for Christmas decorating!

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  32. I love DMC 321, it is the perfect red for so many projects!

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  33. Right now my favorite floss color happens to be #995 its a vibrant blue. I used in on the outside of the butter package from your Bakers Best Ingredients Pattern. I hope you have a wonderful birthday Mollie and the next year be a million times more joyous than the last.

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  34. I love pale blues and purples, but I also love the whole rainbow!

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  35. My favorite floss color is DMC #321 - it's a red that is perfect - not too cherry and not too orangey. And it looks superb on flax colored linen!!!

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  36. My favorite color is yellow. But one of my favorite floss colors is DMC 3810. It's such a gorgeous blue teal color. I want to paint walls that color. :)

    ~Kristin
    sewtechnicolor@yahoo.com

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  37. I love blues and purples. I just bought 3 new packages on Friday, for no reason other than I couldn't deny myself!

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  38. A bouquet of floss! Ack! Perfect! I love redwork - so DMC #321 is on the tippy top of my lift. I buy giant handfuls at a time. And, then spend hours pulling from the floss wall because it's like being in a candy store!

    expectfaith at yahoo dot com

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  39. Anonymous10:53 AM

    So many lovely colours. I love all Colours. And the french wool, too.

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  40. My favorite color is blue, but I find myself hankering for grays lately. #317 and #318 are mighty nice. :)

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  41. Anonymous10:55 AM

    So many lovely colours. I love all Colours. And the french wool, too.

    Sorry, i vorgotten my name.
    k.helen@bluewin.ch

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  42. I love Brick Red #356!
    kerryecogan@yahoo.com

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  43. Happy birthday!!! We celebrate all week at our house too-- so Happy Birthweek! :-) I have a lot of favorite colors, but one that I really love is Dark Delft Blue - 798. I'm using it on a current project... One day, I'd like to do a "Bluework" project-- I do love the color blue, so...! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! :-)

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  44. I love embroidery floss. I am hittin up my mom's stash this week!

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  45. Oh my goodness, how can I pick just one color? Let's see...I seem to be drawn to jewel tones lately, especially dark aqua and magenta. I'm also loving the glo-in-the-dark stuff, but I haven't actually stitched anything with it yet. Thanks for the giveaway! *fingers crossed*

    leahthezombie at gmail dot com

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  46. Happy Birthday to you (in advance)
    I'm not one to embroider anything but the beautiful colors made we want to pick up a needle. Hope you have a great week.

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  47. Happy birthday! I might start having a birthweek too. My favourite colour is green as there is such a wide spectrum from luscious lime, to subtle sage, deep dark emerald and all inbetween.

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  48. Happy Birthday / Feliz Cumpleaños!!! Actually I don't have a favourite colour because I love the all, they remind me when I used to make friendship bracelets with my friends.... :))
    Now I just use them for hand quilting as I love the effect.
    Terrific giveaway, thanks for sharing!

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  49. Happy Birthday!! :) My favorite color is grapefruit pink!
    slightlyterrific@gmail.com

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  50. My favourite colours is sky blue. As in the Crayola pencil. I loved colouring in with it, and I think as a colour of thread, it goes lovely with bright pinks, purples and greens! Lush!

    wickedsister69@gmail.com

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  51. Lovely giveaway! And happy early birthday :)

    I just adore DMC 311 - Navy Blue MD, but my favorite is to hold all the pretty colors in my hand at once just like your pic.

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  52. Wow! This is wonderful! I love flosses and cannot get enough colors!

    LHY5@yahoo.com

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  53. Oh my gosh! So many colors! How could one possible pick? I love the earthy colors. Browns, greens, a little bit of red. Have you ever noticed no matter how much floss you have, when you get ready to do a project you never have the colors you need?!
    usagypsy@hotmail.com

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  54. bright colors and neon are great

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  55. I love the earthy colors!

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  56. Purple! I have an array of purples that still surprises even me.

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  57. I love #666- bright red, though I call it cartoon devil red. It makes me smile every time I see it. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  58. OH! such pretty colors!!

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  59. My favorite embroidery floss color is bright red. I like to embroider a little heart on the butts of stuffed things I make, and it makes me laugh. :>

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  60. My current favorite is Ultra Light Avocado Green, DMC 472. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I love anything silk. It's like stitching with butter. (Buttah!) I wish the pocketbook would permit me to stitch in all silk. Alas, that is not to be. Also, I can't ever seem to get enough purples.

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  62. A girl can never have too many threads.

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  63. Awesome! I've been a little obsessed with embroidery floss myself - just picked up a vintage cross-stitch kit that I can't wait to finish!

    My current favorites are the tans and camels, so I'd say 370-372!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. our cable tv box was set on 517....of course that meant something to me!

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  65. Ugh. My favorite color? I love them all! I graviate toward lime greens, purples and blues but am currently crushing on Anna Maria Horners new collection for Anchor.

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  66. I love all the lighter greens! (My whole room is covered in light greens, haha) But they are all so gorgeous, I wish I could snatch them all up!

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  67. I love the bright colors! It would be hard to pick my favorite!! But right now I am working with three main colors on a project-#1Sullivans like a olive green don't know the color name or number #2 Sullivans blue #45063 # 3 Sullivans pink family #45465 I may be reached at jwynelle@yahoo.com thanks

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  68. I love white embroidery, and my favourite is a portuguese one: Palmeira, nº 12.

    Greetings from Portugal.
    helenafrontini@hotmail.com

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  69. Oh I can't choose just *one* color, because what makes colors so wonderful is combining them so they'll compliment each other... and how the favorites change with the weather and the light and the mood and the things around you... But right now, I'd start putting things together with *orange*, so I guess that is the favorite right now :)

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  70. Oo lovely! I'm a big fan of teal, all different shades, but definitely the deep, rich ones.

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  71. Happy birthday. so good to know that other people LOVE floss.

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  72. I am a HUGE fan of Snow White ... not just "White", it has to have the "Snow" - It's just so pure and clean and I love to use it for border stitches - It outlines everything perfectly! PS - My birthday is Wednesday :) So happy birthday to us both!!

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  73. happy birthday! we have 'birthday week' in our house too because me and my boyfriend have our birthdays in the same week and we take a week off work and hang out.
    anyway... i love floss too! i like reds....x

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  74. Hi
    I am working just naw with Anchor #46, red but a darker red, I love it.

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  75. Happy Birthday Week :) My favorite color is peacock blue, but I'm not sure what the DMC color is because my cat destroyed the black wrapper :(

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  76. Happy birthday! I have to say that a good mustard yellow is my favorite color, especially when paired with a plum or olive.

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  77. I love all sorts of blues and greens - anything except turquoise or olive green.

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  78. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I am in love with floss. I seriously have to avoid the racks at the craft store so that I'm not tempted to grab a handful of them as I pass by. By far, my favorite DMC color is 3845. It is such a bright, pretty color that I have bought more than I think I'll ever use just so I always have some!

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  79. Nacole3:31 PM

    I love floss. Right now I'm am drawn in by all the different shades of purple that I can get!
    nacoleknitz@yahoo.com

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  80. I feel so relieved that I am not alone in my love for floss! I always feel kind of nerdy, but here there's no need to! Thanks!

    My favorite color is a deep bright red! (for instance DMC 817)

    regina@hetisvastmislukt.nl

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  81. I think I'm going to start saying my fav color is rainbow because I love them all. Yellow is my happy color so def a fav...I'm a huge fan of white, its my go to start with it color. I doodled some snowflakes that I want to stitch mini hoops for the tree and I'm trying to decide if I want to do white with different color snowflakes (rainbow;) or red with white snowflakes...which would you do?
    Thanks for sharing some lovely rainbow floss with one of us :)
    -annabelle

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  82. Happy birthday! From one november child to another.

    Embroidery floss is lovely! Thankfully not (yet?) as obsessed with floss colours as with seed bead colours -- I'm a real junkie when it comes to that... But seeing a whole DMC display with every imaginable nuance of every colour on the colour wheel? *drool*

    When I recently rediscovered embroidery, I had to dig out my old stash and found some gorgeous greens and dark purples from DMC, Puppet and Achor. Especially one purple from Anchor, where I've lost the colour no. But my real faves at the moment are probably some of the luxurious space-dyed embroidery threads I picked up when buying textured yarns and cords for my jewellery. Perle cotton from Jennifer Gail Threads (colour: Moorland). 12 strand silk (colour -05), silk with flames (-44) and linen (-27) from Stef Francis. Or maybe my metallic copper floss from DMC or my lovely, soft skein of Dansk blomstergarn (Danish Flower Thread). Colour 323, I think. Argh, it's so hard to pick just one with so many gorgeous threads and colours to choose between! And that's just choosing between the colours in my tiny stash -- imagine if I also added all the gorgeous colours I want after seeing them on colour charts online...

    [Silly me has vowed to buy organic when shopping cotton when possible. Darn hard to do with embroidery floss. Not impossible, but you loose all the beautiful colours mentioned here -- and it's expensive.]

    Sorry for the long comment. I'm incapable of writing short ones apparently...

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  83. I don't have the name of it anymore, but I do absolutely love a variegated thread from DMC that's in pastel greens, blues and pinks.

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  84. oh goodness a favorite color? that's completely unfair. I'm a complete junky for embroidery floss - last time it took me thirty minutes to pick out a pile of ten colors. They kept sending a store employee back to check on me (I think they thought I must be trying to shoplift some since it was taking so long!!). Lately however, I've been doing embroidered family portraits for Christmas gifts (ala Martha Stewart Living) and there is the peachy pink color that is perfect for the mouth. I just love it. And greens. Anything green.

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  85. ooooo.... pppreeeeettttyy!
    i must say my favorite colors are in the red hues....dark red, wine, cherry red, vintage red....

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  86. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!! =D
    The pictures in this post were gorgeous! All that floss made my heart squee!! My absolute favorite color on the planet is green. Light green, dark green, and any shade in between. You'd think I'd be bored with it by now, but I always go back to it. A current favorite that I keep seeing come up in my projects is DMC #3850.

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  87. Howdy! first time reader :)

    I love oranges & blues... I know, weird mix, but they are my favorite colors. I love bright colors the best!

    anastaciaknits at gmail dot com

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  88. Though my stash is full of DMC, I've found the perfect alternative to black in Anchor's (gasp) 401. It's a perfect dark grey and is equally striking on a natural or white background.

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  89. happy birthday week! right now i am loving deep, rich, reds, oranges and golds

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  90. My favorite embroidery floss colors are the light, soft yellows and oranges. But my favorite at the moment is definitely DMC Floss #744

    Happy Birthday Mollie! :)

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  91. How lovely!! I am partial to various shades of red and orange, it's difficult to pin it to just one!

    But Happy Birthday before I am distracted by the pretty colors again lol....

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  92. i have yet to know colors or numbers since i am just on the precipice of acutally embroidering, but i love anything blue or green! hope i get this bundle - it would certainly kick me into trying it out a lot faster! ;)

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  93. Happy birthday, girlie!!

    My favorite color is a blue-ish (bluish? really? thats how its spelled?) purple, like 341! I tend to use it even when it doesn't actually make sense.

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  94. Happy Birthday! It's always hard for me to pick a favorite color, but pink is always at the top of the list! :)

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  95. My favorite color is purple...any embroidery design I do always ends up having some amount of purple in it!

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  96. Happy birthday! I just tried out hand quilting for the first time with some variegated #5 perle cotton and I think I'm gonna be hooked! I'm drawn to blues and teals, so that "french wool overdyed" directly under your fortune looks delicious.

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  97. You can NEVER have to much floss!! My favorite are the true colors, red, blue. green. purple--you know like a crayola box of 8.

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  98. I love pink, any shade of pink really. It just makes me happy!
    beaniest17(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Happy Birthday Week and thank you for this great giveaway!

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  99. I'm incapable of picking ONE favorite colors, but I'm almost always drawn to pinks, blues, purples, and greens!

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  100. I looooove DMC 4210!!! By far my favourite!

    lindz.james86(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I am loving most any shade of blue. DMC is the floss I see where I shop. I love your fortune cookie saying. If I had a shop like that at my disposal, I can assure I would probably have to have one of each thing. I am not ashamed that I could be a floss glutton either. :-) Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving. Just realized my 39th anniversary is tomorrow. Gotta think of some way to celebrate.

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  102. I love all colours that are ocean related..sea-green, aqua, turquoise...thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. Please don't enter me in the giveaway--I have my own history of loving floss, and have a large stash up in our guest room. (Trundle beds minus the extra bed are a wonderful hiding place.)

    I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday week. I hope it brings with it many reminders of reasons to be celebrating.

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  104. Happy birthday! Forget the numbers and just celebrate :)

    My fave floss colour is DMC 564 - the perfect minty green and my current obsession!

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  105. This is such a lovely giveaway .... i wish i could win

    My favorite colour is violet , buI love working with red......

    enterthegiveaways at gmail dot com

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  106. I love my floss in pink, all shades of pink. Just like fairy floss!

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  107. OH I LOVE LOVE floss! 3831 and the other magenta pinks are generally my fave :D

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  108. My favorites tend to be pale yellows. I also really like the subtlty of white on white embroidery.

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  109. Happy birthday! I love colours, yes, all colours. When I can't decide, I'll go for variegated colours!

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  110. I always get entranced by all the different and beautiful colors of floss. However, I find that I gravitate to almost neon colors. Like I LOVE 894- Very Light Carnation.

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  111. Njeri4:43 AM

    Happy Birthday! say that in your best Oprah voice.
    I love the colors in the first photo. Earthy tones of yellow, orange and dark green.

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  112. I love the silver floss. It makes some cross stitch even more beautiful.
    Happy Birthday!

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  113. Anonymous7:02 AM

    My favourite colour is DMC 340 - I use it about 3 times as much as any other colour.
    Jean Harnden
    perriwinkle.sunshine@shaw.ca

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  114. I love all the shades of red - especially dark reds, and doubly so if they're variegated! The variegation gives a nice twist to traditional-style one-colour samplers, especially if theyr'e subversive ones. ;)

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  115. I would have to say I an always drawn to shades of blue, all blues

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  116. Sammy7:18 AM

    Mine has to be turquoise, I just love it! Everytime i see something turquoise it just makes me smile.


    sammy.malcolm@gmail.com

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  117. Anonymous7:20 AM

    I love pinks and oranges...who am I kidding...I love them all...just started my own addiction to floss a few months ago.
    Gil Crews
    jeffngil@hotmail.com

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  118. I'm a huge fan of DMC 5200 - Bright White. And I'd love to win as it's my birthday on Saturday too!

    Happy birthday

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  119. It's hard to pick a favorite color, but today my favorite is in the Lavender/purple range.
    Your photo of the skeins of floss as a bouquet is so pretty!

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  120. Mollie, wow, great giveaway and I am ready to start stitching right after Christmas. Since I can't take my quilter with me to Florida, I am taking stitching. I believe I could use all of those. Thanks for the chance.

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  121. At the moment it is DMC 321 which is my Christmas RED for this year.

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  122. I am partial to the pinks and purples, oh and the greens, and all the variegated ones. Wait, I think I have the same problem! Lol, I love them all!

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  123. I love ANY ocean color. I went to my floss box and DMC 912 jumped into my hand!!

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  124. Amazing, I love embroidery. I like all colors, especially pinks and greens. My e-mail is tania.enokibara@gmail.com

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  125. I have two. Periwinkle and Aqua!I love that somewhere between two colors thing! Hard to match up, but oh so pretty!

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  126. How can I pick a favorite!? That's not fair to all the other pretty and worthy colors! But 304 and 934 would make a nice couple at a Christmas sewing party :-)

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  127. Floss? Yum! I tend to use a lot of different shades of blue and purple...love them!

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  128. (Ugh phone probs hope I'm not reposting)

    Love floss!! Have a stash I haven't played with for a few years. This inspires me!

    #935 on white is the color of the moment. Reminds me of peppermint candy. Mmmmm.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!

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  129. There are many colors I love. They have one thing in common: thay are all warm.
    Though favorite is pink, from the candy-pink to burgundy.
    Happy birthday!

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  130. #0931, the color of my daughter's eyes. =)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway! =)

    11seventytwo (@) gmail (dot) com

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  131. Thank you for the chance to win the floss. My favourite colour is burgundy. I also love black and white.

    Janet

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  132. Honestly I just started to do hand embroidery after admiring for quite some time. So I couldn't tell you what my favorite is yet BUT I really do like this certain shade of green..I think it's one of your signature colors..for some reason I go for that shade whenever it's an option :)

    mandy(dot)ueda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. first..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have a most enjoyable day on Saturday. My Sis-in-law's fav colors are 550 and 3837. For me just love colors. Since I am half way around the world fm you, for some strange reason DMC is not available here. I truly miss my DMC floss. Again, have a great Birthday!

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  134. Lovely. Yes I can't stop to look at them. Thanks for the lovely give away! I mostly use a dark red like a good red wine colour.

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  135. I don't have a favorite color yet. I have just begun to dabble in embroidery, but I find myself drawn to soft pastels right now. Thanks for the chance!

    sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

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  136. I love floss, too! I don't really have a favorite color, but I love autumn colors...golds, greens, oranges, reds, and browns. Right now, I'm crushing on #3826/Golden Brown. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite color is red but I also love all shades of blue. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  138. Anonymous9:54 AM

    I love yellow and use ombres when I can find them, so my favorite is DMC 90.

    ladygeezer14 AT yahoo DOT com

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  139. Happy Birthday, mine is Monday! I love the signature colors!Thanks

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  140. Oh, such a pretty post! My favorite is any shade of periwinkle blue. I love to mix it with silver and embroider on my felted rocks. Really, though I am in love with all colors, it is hard to pick just one. I totally get the obsession.

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  141. The signature color of the season--reds--all of 'em--she says as she watches a cardinal haunting the branches of the Japanese lilac tree midst dancing snowflakes! Seems appropriate as Asians love that good luck color red:)

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  142. perle #3664 light teal green-i keep going back to it = love! thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. Happy Birthday-birthdays are a great reason to have a party. I love embroidery floss and perle cotton. A new skein has so much potential. I love shades of red. Right now I'm using reds to blanket stitch around some appliqued ladybugs.

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  144. Right now my favorite color is lavender. Of course that will probably change soon.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    plainsongjn at gmail dot com

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  145. Anonymous10:34 AM

    My favorite would have to be pink S351 it is just such a soft pink, but I love the metallic silver 5283 to add sparkle. Thanks for the opportunity

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  146. DMC 321 is a great color, esp for this time of year. Thx for the giveaway!

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  147. I love plum!
    What a great giveaway!
    -Kathy R.
    katrobe@bgsu.edu

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  148. I love embroidery floss, and it's pretty much impossible to name which one color is my favorite, but I notice that I seem to pick up a bunch of smokey blues whenever I get new floss

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  149. The only thing more tempting than floss are buttons! Happy Birthday to you and almost me too!

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  150. I love these threads, the colors are superb so it makes very hard to chose a favorite, I will go for greens and yellow. Thanks.

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  151. I love the blues and purples, oh and cranberry and yellows. There are so many pretty colors in your bouquet.

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  152. Any shade of purple!

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  153. I LOVE earth-y colors! I just go for the colors, not so much the name or #! Thanks!

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  154. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Oh I love embroidery floss as well!! And here's a great idea for organizing them (if you don't already have one) http://wendigratz.blogspot.com/2011/11/organizing-embroidery-thread.html

    I love all things earthy! But I'm especially liking coral these days..

    Josanne M.
    Trinidad, W.I.
    josanne.mitchell@gmail.com

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  155. Yay what a great giveaway! I love embroidery floss too! I guess I don't have a favorite color. I do use a lot of red in my work.

    Right now I'm working on a little bird, inspired by Aneela, at http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/comfortstitching/2011/11/overload.html.

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  156. My favorite is all shades of pink.

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  157. my favorite color is turquoise. I love all shades of turquoise and my whole home shows that (even the wallpapers!)
    Blue, yellow and brown will just work perfect with the turquoise.

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  158. What a beautiful bunch - like flowers. :) My favourite colours are dark red and brownish-red or reddish-brown (DMC 221). Also, I love the variegated 115 a lot.

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  159. What a beautiful bunch of flowers no I mean floss. I use DMC when I can get out to buy it. I get someone to go buy floss for me all I do is tell them the colors I need and they don't always buy DMC so I always take what they bring and thank them because it is very nice to have someone to do things any more. I love Teal but it comes in so many shades, why i don't know.

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  160. Happy birthday! I just turned 30 and my husband 'surprised' me with some candles in a stick of butter. *sigh* Like all men, he's a work in progress.... I love him & am celebrating this weekend with a big party, I hope you have a great one.
    Fav colors? I love all the pinks, girly colors.

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  161. I love, love, love floss and can spend alot of time drooling over the colour selection!! I don't really have a favorite colour but I favour anything blue.

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  162. If I had to pick a favorite color, then turquoise. But love most others

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  163. Hmmm....I'm having a thing for purples, greens, and blues right now, and any combination of them. I am just getting all my kids (all boys) and boyfriend into cross stitching.

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  164. vickicanman@yahoo.com6:50 PM

    DMC Green, 3818 I think is the number.Green is my favorite color, but I love most of the colors. Anything that reminds me of trees and the outdoors!
    vickicanman@yahoo.com

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  165. Happy Birthday! I am loving light lavender these days. Paired with dark gray.

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  166. I have lots of favorites - my favorite DMC red is 321 - I call it Winnie the Pooh red because it matches his shirt!

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  167. I adore your signature colors - thank you for all of the great embroidery basics tips. I am just starting to get back into cross stitching and going to the thread shop is so awesome. I am loving pink # 894 & silver e415.

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  169. love all shapes and sizes of embroidery floss. My heart skips a beat around the greens but as I said, love them all.

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  170. Embroidery flosses and pearl cottons are one of my secret addictions! Or maybe it's not a secret any more, the people at the needlework shop have known me by name for YEARS. ;)

    Thank you for having a giveaway for your birthday!

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  171. I am in the search for the perfect antique blue and red for blue/ redwork so I have multitude of those. but my favourite is green - all possible shades!!! I'd love to try slightly silky ones. I also found wool skeins from 1950 (charity shop- together with frame and unfinished crewel project)and I am itchy to try them.
    Ewa
    efca77@wp.pl

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  172. I like DMC color green 907.

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  173. I always ended up buying DMC666 whenever I pick up some skeins in stores. I don't know why. thanks.

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  174. My favorite color is dmc470. Thanks for lovely giveaway!

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  175. Well Happy Birfday to you. Since I have ALOT of favorite colors it would really be to hard for me to pick just one. I'm like you, I can't just pick one either. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  176. I am a Blue person. I love shades of blue. Mostly pastel, but there is a place for navy blue abd dark deep blue.
    Happy birthday!

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  177. I love the yellow and teal colors. The are so pretty together. Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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  178. Christy12:56 AM

    Well, I love purples ... I also love blues and burgundy's. I especially like putting those three colors together in cross stitch projects! I, too, am a floss junkie. Thank you for the chance to build up my stash.
    Christy
    botm2@yahoo.com

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  179. OMG, I love all colors!! ;)
    but I think I prefer turquoise color, when you can't say if it's blue or green!!! hahahaha (I always say blue :P)
    I found some numbers from DMC which are lovely: 3844, 3845, 3846
    Thank you!! :)

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  180. I am really loving mustard yellow with everything lately, so I think I'd love some "725."

    Although I don't embroider right now, I think I could really get down with it. ...the detailing is divine. :]

    mrsakallen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  181. I love yellows. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmial.com

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  182. I have always loved pink. I make hand smocked dresses for little girls and pink is always my color of choice. I also like turquoise. I have recently discovered a new love for hand embroidery.

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  183. I love the color 959, but goodness, how can I even choose one! Too many great colors.

    leahbebout@gmail.com

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  184. I must say Kermit-y green!!!
    Really, no kidding

    Thanks for offering these also to international readers, I mean it: T H A N K Y O U

    3Pam.blog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  185. Happy birthday! I have never been to your blog before now although I have loved your designs on pinterest! I'm so excited to be here! I stink at picking favorites, completely stink at it. But. Here goes anyway. :) I love DMC 740 and buy it often for felt projects. I just bought DMC 3846 because it just looked so happy I had to bring it home. And I buy DMC 436 all the time as it's a nice cookie sort of brown. Thanks for the chance to win some luscious colors!
    blythekitten (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  186. I love apple green. It is such a happy color.

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  187. Oh my gosh, I can't memorize those numbers! All I know is 301 is black. I think it's 301, right? Or 310?? Jeepers. And I'm a bookkeeper.
    Anyways, I love the bright green one. :)
    Alicia
    alicia9265 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  188. Ah such goodness. I love floss like I love flowers, colorful chickens, crazy varieties of colorful gourds and of course, fabric! Currently, oranges are my fave for the autumn harvest.

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  189. Anything in green i love :) especially an olive green :)

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  190. Green! Any green! I have even come around to loving neon green. And blues and purples. Love.

    msgould_ams (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  191. My tastes lie to the colors of nature and autumn. My favorite green (if you were to see my house deocr you would understand) is the DMC family of 500-504. Pair that with rusts and deep browns, then lighten with touches of ecru and they make my heart sing. It is amazing what other colors I can add to this combo based on the current holiday and it still looks good.

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  192. Purple! Anything purple, especially dark purple. I just used the last of some of my purple floss today, which made me sad, but now I get to go buy more. :D

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  193. I love the cerise embroidery thread..so vibrant and inspiring on a cold autumn day!

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  194. Red, red, and more red, especially paired with an autumnal palette.

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  195. I am obsessed with violet recently. But it starts to feel like too much, so looking for a new passion :)

    sandra_ mitr at yahoo dot com

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  196. Right nmow I am in love with turquoise DMC 996. I am new to Crazy Quilting and Embroidery and I am loving it.

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  197. I have too many faves. Right now it's DMC 957!

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  198. Oh man, picking a fav color is like picking a favorite dessert :0 Well, dessert would probably be easier :). I took all my labels off my floss and do not have a good numbering system yet, so I will tell you the color- it's a bright sunshine yellow! It makes me smile to see it- and it's DMC, of course!

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  199. Happy Birthday!
    My current favourite is red - DMC 666

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