A Little Stash Enhancement!

Have you seen this thread? a new thread…well new to me anyway, called Cosmo Sparkle Embroidery Threads and they are made in Japan. At the moment I only know of one shop that carries this thread. If anyone else has it, I would be happy to add a link to your shop too!

We discovered this thread after reading about it on Mary Corbet’s  Blog; Needle ‘N Thread. Elizabeth ordered some of it for a look see for the magazine. It only comes in 7 colors at this time and as you can see I just had to try stitching with the black and silver combination. Well after all it was Halloween when I stitched this sample, and was at the Needlepoint Now studios working on my charting for the January/February issue. I wasn’t seeing one of the stitches, so sometimes I will actually stitch it to understand the flow of the stitch in order to better chart it.

So why not try this new thread while I was doing that? well I fell in love with the thread immediately if not sooner and just as quickly ordered the colors for myself. They were waiting for me in my pile of mail by the time that I got back to San Diego.

This would be great on a painted canvas where you would create a magnificient stitch with this thread. Stitches up beautifully and does not unravel at the end. It is not a pull skein as you would think by looking at it. I love, love, love this thread!

Cosmo also make a line of embroidery floss too, of which I have never stitched with.

If you are looking for a holiday present, how about one of these fabulous hand forged laying tools? After all Hanukkah is this week! Found at The NeedleWorks …and I already have mine ready for gift giving.

AlleyCat is doing great and the pill taking secret is cut the pills up just a bit smaller! She spends allot of time washing that naked belly of hers. Thanks again for all of the well wishes and healing thoughts and today that is what I am thankful for.

This is so AlleyCat! but now that I need her to eat her canned food, I make sure to buy all of her favorites. Does she have me well trained or what?

Sylvester stopped by to keep me company while I was stitching. Of course he likes to nap on the threads!

and until next time…keep on stitching


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

6 thoughts on “A Little Stash Enhancement!

  1. I do sympathise with you, and with anyone who has to medicate a cat! If you feel like a change of technique, perhaps my tried and trusted method might work.

    You don’t cut up the tablets – you mash them to a powder. Between two spoons works well. And then you mix the powder with something encouragingly sticky, like the juice from tinned fish, or soft butter. Which you then rub into your startled kitty’s fur, where she can easily reach it with her hygienic tongue! And there you are. Everything gets hoovered, scraped and swallowed, extremely quickly and no questions asked. Clean front legs trump everything.

    Best wishes from South Africa, and good luck.

  2. We had a kitty princess, Mercedes, who was the worlds worst to get a pill. We crushed it with a mortar and pestal and then mixed it into ‘light’ cream cheese. It had to be light Philly too or she would not touch it. We gave her that twice a day for 5 years and she never turned it down until the last 2 days of her life. But crushing it was the way to go for us. I’m glad to hear that it isn’t too serious and that her pills are helping. Good luck and we are all thinking of Alley Cat and Sylvester as well as all the sweet babies we have had over the years during this Thanksgiving time.

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