Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Love Aurifil Thread!

My summer has not been great, but I will talk about that another time. Our whole state is in a drought condition and it is so hot here. It has been 107* for highs for the past couple of days. Tomorrow is town day. I am hoping to get my groceries and get home before the heat gets hideous.

Since it has been so hot, I have spent my time sitting in the a/c doing some embroidery. I finished the June block for Thoughts in Threads and have the July block prepped and ready to work on. Since I am behind on my Promises and Borders, I have been working on it.
Here is block 6 of Thoughts and Threads....
While cruising around the net, I found a free block of the month stitchery. It is Aurifil's Desighner BOM and hosted by Pat Sloan.  Hmmm, since I had won some Aurifil saize 12 thread, I decided to give it a go. Oh my goodness, this thread embroiders like a dream. I am loving it. Of course, I don't have quite all the colors I need, so I use my DMC to fill it.  I will share my blocks so far. Sorry, I didn't look up the links, but you can google. (grin)
Jan.'s block is called Snowbird, by Roseann Kermes....
Feb.'s block is Snow Much Love by Sherri K. Falls.
March's block is called Spring if We're Lucky by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
April's block is April Showers by Gail Pan.
May's block is called Maypole Dance by Thimbleanna.
June's block is Summer Flowers by Pam Kitty Morning.
I have July's block done but guess I haven't uploaded it yet. I am using a charm pack of Urban Cowgirl by Urban Chicks for Moda for the sashings. Cyndi sent this to me for my birthday. I am having so much fun stitching these blocks.

Well, I need to run out real quick and do my evening chores. I try to wait till it drops below 100* before going out. I also need to get my grocery list ready for tomorrow. So I'll get this posted. Thanks for visiting. Have a great night.


Allie said...

My gosh that's was 105 the other day here, I do feel your pain! I can't believe how bad the drought has been. I've been getting up very, very early just to try to get something done before it gets too hot.

Your blocks look WONDERFUL. One of these days I really need to get started on all the bom's I'm saving!

Janet said...

Your blocks are so nice. I am saving them, but haven't even started. I still need to try their thread some day. I think the heat is getting to everyone. We get up early to beat the heat, but instead of sewing I have been napping. The heat just flattens me. I feel like I'm melting. We aren't used to the humidity--how can it be humid and so dry. Take care!

Grit said...

Wow, die Blöcke sind wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Lee said...

What wonderful little embroidery blocks. Very nice! We've had some heat here but not that hot ~ yet ~ and not for many days in a row. I hope relief comes soon.

Just Ramblin' said...

These blocks look like a lot of fun. You've done a lovely job stitching and appliqueing them. I have never tried Aurifil thread. Not even sure if it is here in our shops. Probably is, just haven't been aware of it. Will have to look for it.
Hope your weather soon cools down. Take care, Nola

Bren said...

Your blocks are beautiful!!!!

~JoAnn~ said...

Winona~ Love all your blocks, you always do such good work. Sorry to hear you have been having a not so great summer, I too have been not doing well with things that happened over well almost the whole year :) I am still finding it hard even now after 3 months to the day that my mom passed away. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings,Joann

Dana said...


Would it be possible for you to email me a copy of the owl at the top of this post??? My Step-grandmother loves Owls and I think that owl is adorable with the embroidered tree branch and leaves. It would be a perfect gift for her I think maybe made into a pillow top with a woodland fabric for the back of the pillow. What do you think?? Thanks so much!!!

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