I am really into embroidery lately. No matter how long you spend working on your embroidery – it always ends up looking great! I’ve put down one and returned to it months later. Plus I am a big perfectionist and it is somewhat hard to noticeably ruin an embroidery – trust me, I have made some big mistakes and you can’t notice them in the finished product.
My latest embroidery purchase is a series of floral bookmarks by Bucilla called Flowers of the Month- Code 45571. Whilst the pictures aren’t great, they do look quite appealing to me: I love the frayed edges, and who doesn’t need a bookmark? I quickly opened the package to discover one thing… the threads aren’t presorted! In fact, they aren’t even cut. Some thread was over 2 yards long, just bundled up with a hundred other threads!
The worst part is that they don’t give you a color reference chart… they merely give you a huge list of color names. One of the biggest problems with this pattern is that people can’t distinguish between so many variations of one color – such as, the 12 different greens. After a couple of hours of pouring over color charts online and the help of my unwilling husband (thank you!), we finally decided which color was which.
So for your own reference:
The above colors (from top to bottom) are: Dark Yellow, Yellow, Light Orange, Orange, Dark Orange, Light Red, Red, Dark Red, Burgandy, Pale Periwinkle, Periwinkle and Dark Periwinkle.
The above colors (from top to bottom) are: Dark Green, Darkest Yellow-Green, Dark Mint, Dark Yellow-Green, Light Mint, Pale Mint, Pale Green, Light Green, Yellow Green, Light Yellow-Green.
The above colors (from top to bottom) are: Rust, Light Tan, Light Brown, Brown, Light Coral, Pale Coral, Dark Coral, Coral, Darkest Purple and Darkest Pink.
The above colors (from top to bottom) are: White, Pale Pink, Light Pink, Medium Pink, Pale Fuchsia, Light Fuchsia, Pink, Fuchsia, Dark Fuchsia, Pale Purple, Light Purple and Purple.
Hopefully now you won’t spend as much time sorting thread and have more time to do the enjoyable embroidery itself.