Tuesday, November 24, 2015

love my job!

Just want to chime in here and let you all know how much I enjoy what I do. Today I'm sitting in my cozy house with 25 degrees and snow outside. I'm connecting with the whole world via The Wooly Thread. I'm sending shipments to Lativa, Israel, France and the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, shipments went to Jordan, South Africa and Japan along with the more usual international destinations of Canada and western Europe. I even had an order from Yemen earlier this year. We have suppliers in Lithuania, Finland, Australia, UK, Canada, and even South Africa. I enjoy geography and used to enjoy international travel, so this is fun for me. Thanks for being a part of my business - I would not be here were it not for you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Copper Pot Caramels

Well, our first shipment of Copper Pot Caramels have already sold out, but I picked up more today....

Susan O'Connor's Monogram book

I've had several people call and ask where they can get Susan O'Connor's new book "Monograms". I asked the publisher and here is that info: ......it is available from Stitchology https://www.stitchology.com.au/ . I did see a listing on Amazon.com for them, too.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Inspirations #56

Inspirations newsletter 'Embroidery News' has a nice write up on one of our deeply discounted back issues - #56. Here the gist of it... Not only does issue #56 feature the gorgeous pin cushion ‘Eglantyne’, it just so happens it is also a Christmas issue complete with a beautiful selection of festive projects, perfect for this time of year, including: Deck the Halls - Delightful Christmas table runner Snow Queen - Richly embroidered ornamental swan Spirit of Peace - Superb Christmas tree ornament White Christmas - Beautiful white on white Christmas tree ornament Plus 8 other projects.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Inspirations #88 - Christmas Issue

Look what else just showed up ! Inspirations magazine #88 - the Christmas issue

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ottobre Winter issue for Children

Our shipment of Ottobre's winter issue for children just arrived! Pre-orders will be out the door in a day or two.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Copper Pot Caramels

Every year about this time, I try to find some 'goodie' for all of us. In years past, it has most often been chocolate of some sort, but this year I came upon something I'm really excited about - Copper Pot Caramels! What I especially like is that this company was started about 5 years ago by two young women who make these caramels themselves and... they do it right here in my town. I'm so excited to support local woman-owned businesses .Here's a link to their site and a short video that tells their story. http://copperpotcaramels.com/

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Newest Curve Runner Tool

Our newest curve ruler tool - the 12" Curve Runner has finally arrived. It joins the 8" Curve Runner and the several different sizes of SA Curve Rulers. They are all on our website and ready to go. Here it is....

Monday, October 12, 2015

Ottobre Video

Here's a cute video showcasing the designs in the soon-to-be-released Ottobre Design magazine - winter issue for children. I especially like the pj's for mom and dad. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4eqUeXWOEI&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, October 8, 2015

More A-Z Books

After a verrrrry long hiatus.....several of the A-Z books are back! Just today we got our shipment of these 6 A-Z books: Embroidery Stitches 2, Goldwork, Heirloom Sewing, Thread Painting, Ribbon Embroidery, and Smocking. They join the other A-Z titles we already had in stock. The best news is that these highly acclaimed books cost far less than they did previously. http://woolythread.com/zen/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3&zenid=b53d7b1e7435f7f1106b7283b41416bb

Friday, October 2, 2015

crewel exhibit

I just wanted to let you know about an upcoming exhibit of 50 historic costumes made by one woman. Incredible embroidery and needlework. There is an 18th Century cloak that has a lifetime of crewelwork on it. Check out the website: www.artofthecostume.com It will be up for 5 days. Is FREE (sponsored by friends & family). The website has some photos and further information about where and when.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dryer Balls

Check out this outstanding review of our dryer balls that I just read on a new website called 'All Natural Ideas'. http://allnaturalideas.com/wool-dryer-balls-for-a-healthier-home/

Friday, September 18, 2015

Inspirations sale

We have an over supply of Inspirations issues 56, 82, and 83, so starting today and running through Sunday, we are offering these magazines for just $5.each. If you don't have these issues, now is the time. They are on the opening page of our website. www.woolythread.com

Friday, August 14, 2015

Inspirations 87

Here's one last project to show you from issue #87 before I send them out next week.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Deep Discounts

I just moved two more Inspirations magazines to the 'Deep Discounts' page on our website. If you haven't been there in a while, check it out. Several back issues are now just $9 each! http://woolythread.com/zen/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65

more Inspirations projects

Here are a few more pictures from the next Inspirations magazine coming out late next week.....

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Curve Runner is here!

The long-awaited 'Curve Runner" measuring wheels have arrived. They are on our website under 'notions'. I've also tried to post the promotional video for Curve Runner - hope it works.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Anna Scott Embroidery kits

What a busy month for new products! Both Inspirations and Ottobre magazines will release new issues this month. The new Curve Runner rulers have been mailed and will be here this coming week. Then - just today- the new kits we ordered from Australia's Anna Scott arrived. I just finished posting them to our website, so if you are interested, check them out on our website. We have now these 3 designs in stock and ready to ship.

Inspirations 87

"Inspirations" magazine issue 87 will be sent out in about two weeks. In the meantime, I'll be posting pictures of some of the projects you'll find in this newest issue. The first one is the cover - this project is called "Briar Rose" - it is a 3-D project.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Newsletter

Our August newsletter has just been sent to subscribers, so now here it is for you..... http://www.woolythread.com/newsletter.pdf