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stitch&send progress and some sublime floss

stitch&send

Are you preparing to stitch&send? If you haven't heard, Abbie is working to prepare at least 200 tote bags and embroidered patches for a community Thanksgiving gathering in Richmond, VA. We'd love it if you could do a bit of stitching too, so be sure to read all about it!

stitch&send progress

I finally got to some stitching this week, and decided to start with a vintage pattern that I found on Flickr. The goal was to find something that could be enjoyed by just about anyone (a tall order!), and I think this hot air balloon will work.

If you look closely at the photo, you'll see the floss that I used for this. Can you read it? Do you see? This is big.

Sublime Floss

Sublime Stitching has their own line of embroidery floss! What? Wow! Jenny Hart sent me a package with this surprise in it, and I was eager to try it out. But first, I had to take in all of the yummy colors:

Sublime Floss
Sublime Floss
Sublime Floss
Sublime Floss

The color palettes (they are sold only in these packs right now) are some of the nicest colors you'll find. And that last photo is a floss unique to Sublime Stitching. "Mingles" are pre-blended colors, where you have two shades side by side. Fun! Oh, and each skein has a cheeky saying on it...cute!

After stitching with these, here's what I found: Although thinner that many 6-strand embroidery flosses and designed so they can be easily stitched with all six strands, I still found it easier to work with just three strands. Also, Sublime Floss has a sheen when it's stitched, it's not smooth as DMC. (That's not bad, it's just different from what I'm used to!)

stitch&send

So...go get yourself some new embroidery floss, and then stitch&send something for someone who needs a bit of handmade!

PS: For the rest of the month of October, if you buy a set of patterns from my shop and mention The Giving Heart, I'll give you an extra set of patterns free!

11 comments:

  1. I really love those colors! :D The idea of stitch and send is awesome!

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  2. Thanks for introducing me to stich&send. I'm going to look into it. And the Sublime Stitching flosses are new to me too!

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  3. Those colors are awesome! It must have been a bit like a birthday opening everything! And the color names...sooo cool! Bee Pollen...awesome. As always thank you for this post...I plan to post a little bit about the kid-decorated bags next week. 5 year olds are so very creative!
    Have a great weekend! Blessings.

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  4. The mingle thread is really fun, and I love the hot air balloon! Also, you have really nice fingernails--I'm a nail biter, and I avoid having my hands show up in my blog at all costs due to the shame. :)

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  5. Love that cute hot air balloon you stitched!
    And - wow - Sublime Stitching has it's own floss? Awesome colors! xxx

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  6. Thank you for posting the news!

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  7. I sent five stitcheries this week (:

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    1. Yes! I saw the photo! Thank you so much for contributing to the project.

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  8. LOve all the pretty floss, and such a sweet stitching!! xo Heather

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  9. Anonymous4:22 PM

    I do not plan to buy the Sublime Flosses, but I have done my own mingles in the past. Mostly for leaves etc that need variety. In my experience, the home-made mingles work well with couching. :-)

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