Jul 31, 2016

Flower thread

Hello!  I can't believe it's August tomorrow!  To say I'm crabby is putting it quite mildly.  Hope your weekend is going well.
 
Choosing the next project is such a chore for me.  I could take weeks and still be undecided, and by then, Mary Ann Bradbury should be finished.  She is small but interesting with dividing bands of different yet easy stitches.  The recommended thread is flower thread.  I knew I had some and surprised myself when I found it.  Truth be told it was by accident but that's irrelevant.  
 
Do I enjoy stitching with it?  Yes and no.  I like the thickness and only having to use one strand.  But in this small area, I have made several errors and the flower is delicate.  A good yank and it breaks, the twist loosens, and it leaves behind fuzz when removed.  For me, very similar to using wool thread.  This is 30 count, chart calls for 25. 
 

 
  
Mary Ann is by R&R from 1994, reproduction from Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Another small simple marking sampler with great colors.  I will probably continue with the flower thread but I'm picturing this with DMC and ..... ah..... I think I would prefer it.  The linen is the Broom Stick brown that I don't like.  Just grabbed the top of the linen pile and the top of the small sampler pile.  Best way for me to start a project while deciding to start a project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
As for the zucchini bread, it's a different kind of chocolate flavor being mostly from cocoa, not as sweet as the traditional box cake.  There is no liquid in the recipe and I made the mistake of removing too much moisture from the zucchini.  It shouldn't be wrung out for this, maybe just drained in a colander for a bit.  We think it's very good and I like the strong cocoa flavor.  There may be a tie with the bundt recipe (here).
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
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8 comments:

Olesya Ladilova said...

Хорошего начала! должно получится красиво!

Jacqueline said...

thanks for the bread update.

I am liking your little sampler. I am working on a Patriotic design by Lori Brechlin right now and enjoying it.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Marly, adore the little sampler, so very sweet.Blessings Francine.

Pondside said...

What a sweet little sampler.
I have used Danish Flower Thread - bought it in Denmark, but it is available over here too. I didn't find that it broke easily.

Robin in Virginia said...

Nice little marking sampler you have started! I have used several types of flower thread in the past. I wonder if your problems are due to the linen being used. Enjoy your day.

deb said...

That's a pretty little sampler and looks like it ought to stitch up quickly. I enjoy stitching with flower thread but it seems to have gone out of fashion so what I have is apparently all I'll get (hmmm... perhaps ebay...).

Laughed right out loud thinking about a pile of small samplers and a pile of fabric - one from column A...

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love your little sampler. Can't say I've ever stitched with Flower thread but I'm sorry it's giving you fits (even if they're small fits). I like the way you picked this project, just grab and stitch!

Barb said...

That's a cute little sampler. I have never used that thread but I do like the colors.

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