Picture this, I was happily reunited with my sewing machine after another long spurt up North, when all of a sudden, the doorbell rings.
“Hmmm, who’s that?”
Off I go to answer the door to find my friendly FedEx delivery guy standing outside.
Now, my hubz loves to order online, so I am forever answering the door for parcels.
I kinda feel like shipping and receiving over here – ha! I kid. Kinda. 😉
So, I was delighted to hear him say “Package for Shannon.”.
Ohhhh – what could it beeeeeee?
As I was closing the door, I spotted the tell-tale tape from my favourite Italian thread provider – Aurifil Threads 😊
I instantly knew this was my very own 2020 Aurifil Artisan Collection.
Oh. Happy. Dayyyyy!
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When I first started sewing and quilting, I really didn’t give much thought about my thread choice. In fact, I’d say my objective was to find the cheapest possible (oh, hi! Fabric lover over here trying to save her quilty dollars for all the fiber goodies 😉). That is, until I heard thread described as the glue that holds your project together.
That simple statement entirely changed my perspective about the stringy stuff.
Enter my love for Aurifil.
Ok, so back to my happy mail!
Since we each Aurifil Artisan gets different threads, I was eager to dive in and see what fun goodies awaited me. Here’s the actual unboxing I shared on Instagram.
And here’s a close-up of the spools and cones I get to play with this year.
If you want to bring any of these pretties into your own collection, I’ve listed out below all of the colours and thread weights featured in my collection, including:
- *Butter 2123 large spool in 50wt
- Limoni de Monterosso 4658 variegated large spool in 50wt
- *Salmon 2220 large spool in 50wt
- *Red Wine 2260 large spool in 50wt
- *Sand 2326 large spool in 40wt
- Light Cinnamon 2335 large spool in 40wt
- Copper Brown 4012 large spool in 40wt
- *White 2024 large spool in 28wt
- Light Leaf Green 1147 large spool in 28wt
- Light Jade 1148 large spool in 12wt
- Dark Cobalt 2740 large spool in 12wt
- *Light Blue Gray 2610 cone in 50wt
- *Medium Gray 1158 cone in 40wt 3-ply
- 8328 small spool in 12wt wool
- *Sea Biscuit 6722 small spool in 50wt
- Sea Biscuit 6722 small spool in 40wtSea Biscuit 6722 small spool in 28wt
- Sea Biscuit 6722 small spool in 12wt
- *Sea Biscuit 6722 small spool in 80wt
- Sea Biscuit 6722 small spool in AuriFloss
And if you’re looking for ways to store you thread spools, here are my go-to options:
I love this *thread rack. My only issue with it, is that I’m already run out of room!
I also love re-using boxes as thread storage, like this *Ferrero Rocher chocolate box (I pick-up at least one of these every holiday season at Costco).
I’m super excited to dive in and see how I can feature these beauties in my quilty projects. Right off the bat, I’m itching to use the Limoni de Monterosso variegated thread – just look at how gorgeous she looks paired with Sea Biscuit, Salmon and Red Wine – yummynummy!
Your turn!! I’d love to know – do you get fired up by thread? Or do you stick by a tried and true colour? Share in the comments below 😊