These blocks are going faster because I can use my largest Babylock Ellismo hoop set up to do three sashings at a time in one hooping. Soon I will be sewing the blocks together. Yay! Anita Goodesign embroidery projects are time consuming, but so much fun!
I confess. I have a thread obsession. I now have more thread than fabric! For one, as the years have past on I find certain threads are not as good as others. For instance, I rarely use Sulky Rayon to machine embroidery with anymore. It was like the first ever machine embroidery thread I purchased back in 1995. I think along with Coats & Clark it was the premier thread to own if you had an embroidery machine. It may still be for many---but, I moved on to Maderia Rayon in 2000 when I purchased a Maderia Treasure Chest at an introduction sale. I still love and use my Treasure Chest. Even though many embroidery enthusiast (me included)---have moved on to Polyster threads in recent years.
Maderia Treasure Chest Threads
Anita Goodesigns suggest Floriani colors for their embroideries, and the colors are beautiful. Luckily I have a local source for Floriani threads. So, if there happens to be a color I don't have (really?)---I can get it pronto.
Isacord thread, my other favorite I do have to buy online. It has less sheen, almost a matte finish, but I like using it for some of the vintage machine embroideries like the dish towel sets. It has the similar appearance of hand embroidery "cotton" thread.
Embroidery Threads: Floriani top drawer, Isacord second drawer.
You would think this is enough embroidery thread right? Well there is a bit more.
I call it the miscellaneous thread embroidery thread drawer. Or the "just in case" I don't have a certain color. My back up thread stash:
You just never know---oh, those are some precuts I have been stashing on the right side. Great for embroidery appliqué or quilting. I think that first charm pack says: "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" which seem appropriate for this drawer! :o)
This is just embroidery thread---there is more. Like "sewing thread", but I'll share that some other day.
Back to stitching---gotta use some of this thread!