I should have posted this back in September some time, but as usual I am late in the posting. I had been anticipating the arrival of the first kit for the Cabinet of Curiosities course from Thistle Threads to arrive. I held off all day to open the box as I didn't want to be distracted from getting the housework completed or dinner prepared. The children however could not stay away and had to have their little look in. Felix grabbed the bags of thread and ran round the kitchen waving them round his head whooping and hollering with joy. Funny little boy!!
What a wonderful surprise when I did eventually open the package. So many beautiful silk threads in such luscious colours. The silks are Soie De Paris and Soie Ovale in each colour range. I just want to touch them all and keep looking at them. Are the packages cute or what, I can hardly bring myself to open them up!
Tricia did such a fabulous job of packaging and labelling each item and even added a little surprise with the 'Cup of Contemplation' as a little gift to us all.
I am a little concerned about this course though. Most people taking this course seem to be very accomplished embroiderers and my skills are very limited to counted work. We started our course work stitching this month, but I have had terribly dry hands that seem to be snagging on silk threads. I have been giving my hands little scrubs, moisturising them through the night, but washing hands all day while cleaning, after wiping bottoms and changing nappies doesn't help at all. I am very much looking forward to finding out how my skills stand up as soon as I can get these hands nice and soft again.