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Winding Things Up

Here is the linen embroidery thread that I dyed with Colorhue dyes; all dry and wound on bobbins. I am so happy with the results.

Here is the bamboo thread:

I was so thrilled to find the DMC bobbin winder and bobbins. No more tangled embroidery threads.

I am almost finished packing for our early morning departure for paradise. I have 3 books and the hand-stitching on the quilt to keep me from getting bored. I have a camera and my battery charger with extra batteries to for the hunt for the green flash. I have two bathing suits which I may never wear. I only own one pair of shorts. I am so not a direct sunlight person. I have my sunhat, sunscreen and two pairs of sunglasses. What else do I need?

I have wifi at the cottage so I will be checking in with reports on our escapades. Better finish the packing and get some sleep. I must be up at 5:30 am.

12 Responses to “Winding Things Up”

  1. Janice says:

    The threads are really quite lovely. You always seem to have such great ideas. I would have never thought to dye my own. Have a great vacation.

  2. Vicki W says:

    Your threads are beautiful and have a wonderful vacation!

  3. Diana Parkes says:

    Many years ago someone showed me a thread winder as in your photo. Both of us couldn’t for the life of us work out how it worked. Now I know, and it looks so simple!

  4. Reva says:

    Happy birthday to Steve, and have a lovely time at Hale Makai. The green flash only lasts for a second. I hope you see at least one; you’re in the perfect spot for it.

  5. Have a splendid trip. Via con Dios.
    Your dyed threads are beautiful.

  6. Dale Anne says:

    FABULOUS about the threads!
    ENJOY the time in Hawaii!!

  7. Jamie Fingal says:

    Have a truly wonderful, relaxing and adventurous trip. Hawaii – one of our favorite spots to visit. Soak up the air!

  8. Regina says:

    Hi Gerrie,

    wishing you and Mr C a fantastic time in Hawai, enjoy!!
    Regina, SXM

  9. Jeannie says:

    Like Terry, I have never been to Hawaii. So pretend we are with you and give us the virtual tour! Have a wonderful time and your threads are yummy.

  10. Francoise says:

    Have a nice time in Hawaii!

  11. terry grant says:

    Happy Birthday to Steve and both of you have a wonderful time! I am not a direct sun person either, so maybe that’s why I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I’d like to go sometime. You can tell me what I need to see and do when you get back. Aloha!