Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's Been a Good Weekend

Not a lot of stitching going on here. Boatloads of family in town for the holiday so busy, busy days. We had a lovely Thanksgiving--so very thankful for the good times.
Muddy Creek progress
Yesterday my sisters, mom and I did the whole Black Friday thing and I got about half my Christmas shopping done. Every year I tell myself how insane it is, but then I see how much I can save and out I go again. This year we were very unhappy with how many sales had been pushed up into Thanksgiving day so other than a fast(ish) trip to our closest Walmart, we skipped the other early sales and took our chances on Friday. Good decision as the lines weren't nearly as crazy as usual. First time I'd been to the Hobby Lobby in our area, but there was no time to thoroughly check out the fabric/sewing section. My first impression was that it's very similar to a Joannes in the types of fabric available? Mostly I was looking for Perle Cotton thread and was very disappointed to see that they only carried neutrals and a red--just like every other store. Guess I'm going to have to find a place online that sells the colored Perle Cotton.  Any ideas?

16 comments:

  1. There's nothing muddy about your applique pieces, they really pop against the background.
    Thanksgiving sounds like so much fun!

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  2. You should try threadart.com. They have a great selection of thread.

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  3. I absolutely love the fabrics you have chosen for your Muddy Creek project. Especially the background. Would not have thought of using it for a background but it works so well with your other fabrics.

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  4. Love the block!! Great background. Really makes the others zing.

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  5. Piece of Cake sells the perle cotton http://www.pieceocake.com/Notions/PerleCotton-Packs.html I have ordered from them also Primitive Gatherings http://www.primitivegatherings.us/shop/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=122 I have ordered from them as well with no problems
    I stay away from crowd shopping LOL - glad you had fun though

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  6. The best price online that I've found for thread is 123stitch.com. They keep a complete selection of all the DMC and Weeks perle's. And their service is excellent. Nordic Needle is also good, and their service seems to be improving again, although it really suffered for a while there. I'm glad you had a good holiday! On to the next one!

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  7. me gusta este bloque!!!
    están genial esas las telas
    saludos

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  8. You're a brave woman to go out on Black Friday, but I'm glad it was worth it for you. I really like this block, cool colors. I was also going to suggest pieceOcake for the thread, good luck!

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  9. Muddy Creek is a beauty! I highly recommend Finca Perlé Cotton by Presencia America. The quality is consistent and the colors are beautiful. The Customer Service people could not be nicer. You can find them at http://www.presenciaamerica.com. I wish I knew why Joann's carries such limited color selection . . . Take care, Byrd

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  10. "Muddy Creek" is looking great! You make me want to start a new applique project.

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  11. Your block looks wonderful - I love the colours and fabric choices!

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  12. Oh Brave One, shopping on T-giving weekend! Sounds like it was worth it tho.

    Your "Muddy Creek" block is pretty cool - can't wait to see the finished quilt. You are so good at combining colors/patterns/fabrics in general. Will there be piecing as well as applique?

    Let me know what you find out about the Perle Cotton, as the subject totally confuses me. Like what gauge to use? Nothing available around here, so I can't look at it in person. Help! :-)

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  13. Great to hear you had a wonderful family Thanksgiving!! I love that applique block!! Such cool fabrics!! The sales must be crazy to go to in person. Usually I find it hard to resist all the online fabric specials and buy heaps, but I just bought 3 yards of fabric this year.

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  14. Loving the look of Muddy Creek! No black Friday shopping for me... I had to work. I do most of my shopping on line... love Amazon.com!

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  15. Love your applique block. Glad to hear you had a nice holiday.

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  16. love the background fabric on this piece. What a fun folky block! Need to catch up with all your recent work - you've been busy!

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