Maybe Friday should be my day to share “Haul”. For those who don’t watch flosstubes, many of the flosstubers share what they’ve received since their last flosstube and they call it “haul”. Most days I think it would be more like “True Confessions” around here.
I’ll just keep sharing as it arrives because Vince would have a heart attack if he opened the blog (he doesn’t and likely won’t) and saw a whole week’s worth of my shopping in one tidy little blog post!
First, let me say I bought and paid for this thread. This is not a paid endorsement!
I have two projects going with Sulky 12 weight thread and I love it. I think the coverage is good using one strand, though it kinda appears to be two strands twisted tightly together. I’m using it on 32 count and 36 count projects. Before ordering a lot of Sulky 12 weight thread, I wanted to be sure I was happy with it and I am very happy with it.
This is the 32 count project and yes, I can see a bit of fabric through the stitches but the coverage is completely fine for me. It’s basically a gun metal type gray, almost black, on an almost white fabric.
This project is on 35 count and, obviously, I’m stitching is red thread on white fabric. You can’t get much more contrast than those combinations and if it works fine with those, I’ll be happy with it for everything. I’m not sure I’ll ever stitch anything again that requires two strands. This 12 weight thread doesn’t tangle for me nearly as much as regular cotton thread. I’ve used it with a 26 and a 28 needle and it works perfectly. If it’s a tiny eye, I recommend a needle threader. I haven’t used a needle threader but a couple of times, I almost got up and went searching for one.
I ordered the entire collection, which comes in these great storage cases.
Sorry about the naked bed but all the beds are naked as of this writing. As you know, today is the arrival of new mattresses and the big switch. Even the mattresses that aren’t being replaced are being switched to different beds so . . it’s a mess! Let’s just hope we get them all back together before bed time.
As you can see, these are all the Petite spools. I’m so glad Sulky made those. So often in cross stitching, we need just a small amount of a color and a 300 yard spool of every color would be a huge investment. A 50 yard petite spool is a big investment but much easier on the pocketbook and quite right for cross stitching.
There were two containers of solids and Blendables (this is one of them). I didn’t realize they were included in the two boxes of the entire colection so I ordered the third storage container collection of Blendables so I think I have two of most of the Blendables . . maybe all. Won’t be buying any more of those for a while! I have some of my own Sulky 12 wt. thread to add but wanted to get photos of the thread exactly as it arrived from Sulky before adding my own spools.
I did separate all the Blendables into one container, with two containers of solids.
This order came directly from Sulky. Each container was wrapped snugly in bubble wrap. The box was clearly labeled “fragile” and even with the priority mail package, which clearly said “3 day shipping” taking almost two weeks to get here, the contents were perfect. I held my breath opening the box hoping I wouldn’t find shattered plastic inside and I didn’t.
So, if you haven’t tried Sulky 12 weight for cross stitching, and if you prefer stitching with one strand, I highly recommed this thread.
Sulky was prompt about shipping these but it took about 13 days priority mail for them to arrive. I knew this was going to be a large enough box that even my best honed sneaking skills were not going to help me get this in the house so several days ago, I vented my frustrations to Vince about this rather large package coming from Sulky in Georgia and taking forever to get here. Good thing I did that. This morning he was sitting at the table drinking coffee and he said “Who is this red car coming down our driveway?” I said . . Oh, I bet that’s my Sulky package. Vince got up and got it after the carrier dropped it at the door. I opened it and said “A stitcher’s dream!” I really was excited and I think he didn’t want to rain on my parade so when I opened the box, oohed and ahhed over the thread, he simply said “That’s pretty!” Either he isn’t feeling well or this conversation will be contined later.