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In Which Square 002 is Completed and 003 is Previewed

Square 002 is done! What have I learned? I do not like stitching with off-white thread on flax-colored linen! But, I think the end result is worth it:

Square 002 - Snow Drift

Square 002 - Snow Drift

Square Details:

  • Fabric: 28 count linen in Flax
  • Threads: Snow Drift for the square’s interior, DMC 3033 Perle 8 thread for the outline
  • Chart: Square 3B on first page of Red Threads by Rosewood Manor

Snow Drift has quite a bit of mohair in it, making it a stiffer thread than I’m used to – I like the result!

After the off-white on flax action, however, I decided I deserved a treat, so I skipped ahead to a February Sampler Exclusive thread for block 003. Here’s a Sneak Peek:

Square 003 Sneak Peek: Wine Dahlia

Square 003 Sneak Peek: Wine Dahlia

Don’t forget to check out the whole project at the 2011 Handspun Thread Sampler Project page!

In Which We Meet February’s Threads

Boy, did I have a hard time deciding on a theme for this month’s Handspun Thread Sampler! At first, my plan was to avoid anything to do with Valentine’s Day, but as I sorted through the thread, these babies kept calling to me. So, without further ado, let me present the February 2011 Handspun Thread Sampler of the Month: Flowers!

February 2011 HTSOTM

TOP ROW: Lavender Vanilla – Lotus Threads (Sampler Exclusive), Wine Dahlia – Panda Threads (Sampler Exclusive), Rom – Blissful Threads, Celery – Lotus Threads

MIDDLE ROW: Fertility – Wool For Your Needle, Intuition – Wool For Your Needle, Roses in the Snow – Blissful Threads, Patience – Wool For Your Needle

BOTTOM ROW: Ambition – Wool For Your Needle, Paper Roses – Painted Threads, Fresh Melon – Lotus Threads (sold out!), Prosperity – Wool For Your Needle

This month’s Sampler Exclusive threads will not be available for individual sale until September 2011 – I have very limited quantities of Lavender Vanilla, so it may never be available again.


Current month Handspun Thread Samplers are available in my Artfire Studio and Zibbet Shop. If you’d like to subscribe to the Handspun Thread Sampler of the Month, or would like additional info regarding the 5 Sampler sizes, please see my Subscriptions page.