First of all I want to thank those of you who took the time to make suggestions about tracking down the crazy quilt hussif/pursif pattern by Julie Craig. It appears she is still in business, but unfortunately doesn't seem to have a web site. I will keep trying!
Secondly...I know I've mentioned Mary Corbet to you more than once. Her blog is very informative and covers many topics of interest to stitchers. Her latest couple of posts are about the use of vintage threads in your work. The latest one discusses how to clean and condition old threads and is well worth reading if you happen to own some. HERE she discusses the use of old embroidery threads. While you're visiting her site, be sure to take time to look around at all that Mary has to offer. You'll find all sorts of good information and instructions concerning embroidery of all sorts, free patterns, and just a treasure trove of goodies!
The weather is finally warming up here and today it's trying to rain. Never thought, after all that snow that had to melt off this year, that we'd be hopeful for rain! It's a good day to stay inside with needle and threads in hand (and also wait for the superintendent to arrive to instal a new ceiling fan/light in my studio). Hopefully he comes today before it gets too hot!
From E.E. Cummings.... "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight --- but never stop fighting"