Wednesday, August 06, 2008

trade secret i forgot to mention

Thank you for all my 'speedy recovery' well wishes, I'm feeling much better today already!

Today when I was doing some sewing I remembered a trade secret that I wanted to share. Being the true bargain hunter that I am, ages ago I bought myself a packet of 10 white cotton rolls of thread for a bargain basement price. I thought I was a winner!

Well, since using up all my white reels I went and spoiled myself with an expensive reel of Gutermann thread. It is so beautiful to sew with! All the problems and frustration I was having with the other cheap cotton makes sense now. Trade secret - spend the money and buy good quality thread! : )

Tonight I updated the This Is blog roll! Hurrah! And I need to quickly invite a This Is player to suggest our theme for Sunday... I would like to ask Kept in a Jar for her suggestion.


Katie said...

Great trade secret, it's all the little things that add up. Good quality thread is a big little thing lol

At the risk of sounding totally conceited, I haven't made the blog roll :( Sorry to make a fuss about it, just thought I'd point it out.

Ta, Katie

Handmaiden said...

I have been playing along on this is for some time and left u a message to join. Your blogger comments makes it nearly impossible for me to comment on yr blog as a Typepad this is my last chance to try again. Heres hoping

Maureen said...

That is an unusual way to injure one's neck..sleeping. But do be well, and take care of you.

I used Guterman years (40?) ago and I didn't keep on because I wanted the wooden spools for my little boys. Funny how priorities are at different stages of life.

Glad for those you included on the blogroll but darn it was already waaaay to long for me to do a good sampling already!

Travel Turtle said...

That is so true. I don't sew much, but I purchased some black thread about 2 weeks ago. It sucked. I threw it away and bought more.

I hate wasting things, so this is really not something I "do".


Oh, and as handmaiden said, it's difficult to comment on the blog because it's restricted to blogger users.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to read that you are feeling much better :-) Yes, I agree with your trade secret - good thread makes a heap of difference especially when you're sewing up softies that need to stand up to some rough play :-) I'm a big fan of Gutermann!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Great to hear you're starting to feel better!

That is a very good tip! It's so true too!

Dees said...

Hi Angela I hope you are doing well????I send you a big gentle hug for your injury.And also I would like to say hear hear to the guterman thread.oh...quelle relieve when that one finally hits home and you see that it really does make allll the difference in the world eh?

Jackie said...

I think you are right about the good thread. I too have been battling with cheap rubbish.

Kitschen Pink said...

I bought some cheap white cotton thread. I thought I had done so well. I could not find an end on any one of the 10 reels! Even with a sharp knife! Baffling and a total waste of pennies so I wish I had your tip 6 months ago! :-) t.x

flossy-p said...

Oh, I still remember the day I discovered the savour that is Gutermann!

Guttermann should be canonized for Sainthood, there's certainly been at least 3 sewing miracles in my house thanks to those threads.

Go Saint Guttermann!

Karin said...

Your trade secret is exactly the same one passed down to me by my mother and grandmother! LOL!!

Lesley said...

just found a link to this today - could you add me to the list please and I will play along next time :-)thanks