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Friday, February 10, 2012

"I keep on running out of thread and a Ottobre magazine win."

Hello,

I can't believe that I have run out of a thread on this cross stitch kit I am working on. Last week I had none of one of the blue threads left. There was quite a bit of this colour that was needed. I sent of a couple of emails to shops in Perth. I did get a reply from one of them and the other I still haven't heard from. Luckily earlier on this week I had to go to Midland (180km round trip) so I called into Spotlight and picked up what I needed. They are Anchor threads which aren't available in the craft shop here in town. Now I have run out of one of the threads for the flowers. I think this time I will wait until I finish it to see what happens with the rest of the threads.


The missing flowers are in the top right hand corner. I now only have the border to stitch. There have been a few discrepancies between the chart and the finished picture. So I have had to make a few changes to make sure everything is symmetrical. I'm used to counting across the threads now and enjoying it. I'm enjoying it so much I have a few more kits ready to stitch after finishing this sampler.

I was lucky enough to win a subscription to Ottobre Magazine for our local library. I had to say why I liked my local library.




Thank you so much Lisa for giving this subscription away.

I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C








16 comments:

Michelle said...

What a nuisance with the threads... fingers crossed thats the only ones you need more of!

marina said...

how annoying to run out of threads. Sing out if you have difficulty getting them...
Your cross stitch is progressing just beautifully!

shez said...

Bev your stitchery is so pretty,love the colours,what a bummer running out of colours.xx

Margaret said...

Bummer is the adequate word for running out of thread. D.M.C. threads have an Australian supplier listed and you can email them and get the thread you need if it is not in the shops nearby. I googled Anchor Coates but they have no service available. I am willing to get the threads for and post them also , just let me know.

Maria said...

Your stitchery is very pretty but it is a real pain to run out of the thread.
Congrates on your win....

Simone de Klerk said...

The stitchery is so pretty. Such soft colors. Quite some thread problem there.
Congratualtions on your win. Great!!!

Christine M said...

How annoying to run out of thread. Your cross stitch is just lovely. Hopefully you'll get what you need soon.

Notjustnat said...

How I missed your Happy Monday? Happy Friday Bev. Beautiful stitchery - Hugs Nat

Bobbie Lynn said...

Oh no. I hope the stores will contact you soon. Your cross stitch is just beautiful and love the colors.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Terriaw said...

Lovely cross stitch! I hate it when you run out of thread, especially just the right color. Hope you're able to work through the discrepancies so you can finish this project.

Narelle said...

Lovely progress but how annoying to run short.

Cheryll said...

Congrats on a win! That's always a nice thing to have happen!
Your embroidery looks wonderful. Look forward to seeing it finished! :)

Lounging with a Latte said...

Love the apricot and green colours of your sampler. How frustrating for you to run out of thread...I'm sure you can find some other projects to go on with while you're tracking the threads down!

Sally said...

That win is fantastic... living here in the west with you I'll be able to put in an inter-library loan request. YAY!!! Thanks for entering and then thanks for winning. Brilliant.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is looking beautiful, it is annoying running out of threads!

Nicky said...

I hate it when that happens! How fantastic that you are getting back into the cross stitch, what's the next start going to be?