Free gift and Jacobean embroidery.
The above shows a parcel the postman brought today. A free gift from
Cross Stitcher magazine. It is a subscription gift as I started a year's subscriptoin with them last month. So who's a lucky girl!!!
Included were Madeira threads of every type, some for machine embroidery(something I haven't tackled before), pure silk embroidery thread, metallic threads, cotton, viscose and rayon threads with a pair of embroidery scissors. They are all so beautiful I can't wait to try them out. My usual threads are Anchor or DMC , it will be good to work with another make.
Now I do have a little embroidery to do on a project but I can't disclose the work yet as it isn't finished. Later next month I will reveal all, you'll understand then the reason for the secrecy.
Staying on the topic of sewing , earlier in the week I found a new embroidery blog which
is dedicated to Jacobean embroidery and in particular , the creation of
'The Plimoth Jacket.' This is a vast embroidery project in which many people are helping to create this Jacobean masterpiece. Do check out the link , the work is awesome.