So when I saw that thread was 50% off at Joann's, I knew I needed to restock. I took the picture above on my phone to use as a reference at the store. You can see I have quite a bit of blue, but almost no orange.
This is how I store my thread. Not very organized... but I do put my bobbins in a separate box. That counts, right?
Speaking of gathering supplies... I asked far a new collection of embroidery floss for Christmas. My lovely husband ordered it for me (from the link I sent him). This floss was created by Jenny Hart who is a very successful, creative and innovative embroidery artist.
Her floss comes in palettes with wonderfully creative names. You can only purchase by the entire palette rather than by the skein. Even though that's not really how I work, I was still so entranced by the packaging and the concept and the fact that Jenny broke into incredibly narrow world of embroidery floss, I wanted the whole collection!
See the free gift in the picture above? Labels that read "made with blood, sweat and needles." So fun!
This maroon floss is called "fainting couch" and comes from the "parlour" collection.
Each label has a witty remark. Fainting Couch reads, "Bring the smelling salts!"
Now I'm ready for stitching by machine and by hand.