I want to make four of each color in each size. There will be more colors as I pull them out, too, but I will probably use the white background on all of them so the colors pop out. At this point, I have no idea what I will do with them, but I really like them.
The ones I made last night I used the expensive Italian thread to put together. I had nothing but trouble with that thread- no matter how I try to adjust the tension or switch needles, the stitching I get with it looks terrible. My machine just doesn’t like it. (just like me, my machine requires only the simple, CHEAP things in life!) I change to a spool of the Essentials, and the stitching is showroom perfect! (And no, I am not paid to say that!) I know there are lots of people out there that love the Italian stuff – I will probably try to sell it on Etsy or ebay – I have used very little of it, so it would be a deal for someone and maybe I could recoup some of my loss. This is what it looks like –
The label says:
Made in Italy
Mako NE 50/2
GR 140 MT 5.900
I will post it on one of those sites next week, unless someone who reads this would like to buy it for $25 which will include shipping. I paid $30 plus shipping for it. This was a 6,452 yard spool - believe me, I have used far less than $5 plus shipping worth of thread off of the spool – I half-filled the bobbin once for my two attempts to try it, and there is still at least 1/3 of what I put on the bobbin left, and I will include the bobbin. I had hoped to be able to wind it off onto smaller spools, but that isn’t going to happen now. Here is a link to a site that sells it for $30 a spool, and you can see the color more clearly – it is a great neutral color: Cone of thread
If anyone is interested in purchasing it, please just email me at:
siamesecatqueen at gmail dot com
(leave out the spaces and change the at and dot to symbols – I’m trying to avoid the bots and their spam!)
I can accept Paypal (not at the above email address), but if no one wants it by next Monday, I will be listing it for sale on Etsy or ebay.
Okay, I have a paper to write for my class – no geese tonight. L Later!