Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 Hello my blog friends.   I am cut off from getting to my craft room/studio/office.  I am having a new kitchen floor put in.  We had a water leak shortly after we moved in, ruining the wood floor in the kitchen.  The people we bought the house from wedged the fridge under a cabinet, causing a water leak under the fridge..we think it was the water line to the icemaker.  Anyway we noticed we had water and a spongy floor...yikes.   So anyway today the contractor is tearing all the wood out and  the carpet in the dining room out.  With having a dog..Buddy..my 120 pound German Shephard, we needed something a little more durable than wood..so we are going with ceramic tile.  Now my office is off of the dining room..I had the foresight to grab the laptop, but forgot to grab the cable in order to download any pics..silly me.  I will grab it when the guys go on lunch or something..surely they will take a break.  I am hoping I will be able to get in there today but they said once the tile was down I couldn't walk on it for a couple of days..Guess who isn't cooking?!!!OH my..I better make sure to grab some thread too...better make a list..

Ok I have a question for my fellow threadies..I bought some thread online..never used this thread  before, but loved all the variety of colors offered.  I know..I sell Cebelia at my Etsy shop..but there is only 25 colors and I needed a burgundy..not the deep red.  So I bought Elizbeth thread size 10.  Now that is some expensive thread..only 122 yards on a ball...I digress.  I am not liking working with this thread at all..it seems to tangle up as it comes off the ball..my question is this..does this happen with every ball or did I get a messed up ball?  I have only used one ball and about to go into a second, if it tangles like the first I am going to be an unhappy camper.   This thread is stiff kind of reminds me of Southmaid in how it works up.  I am so not liking it.  Which leads me to a second question..how will it wash up?  Will it fade onto white or is it as colorfast as Cebelia?  I don't want to offend anyone out there..but I don't think I will use this thread again unless I absolutely have to...for a number of reasons..first it is more expensive than the Cebelia..yes, the ball is cheaper, but there is less than half the thread..second I don't like the tangles, third I am not liking the results..and fourth..it is made in China.   I should have done more research, but I was sucked in by the variety of colors..I avoid buying things made in China strictly on principle.  So my fellow threadies....I am sorry if I offended anyone, I didn't mean to.  Just my opinion..I would love to hear your thoughts and experience with this thread.  Maybe I got a bad ball..Blessings to you all and may you all have enough..

6 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Hey Sissy! Hope the workers take a break so you can get some thread and stuff. That's a long time to go without a hook in your hand. Waving at my pal Buddy, too.

Ok, I have not used the Elizabeth thread because when I realized it was made in China I did not buy it. I am with you, I try really hard to not buy anything from China.

I am guessing the quality that you are lacking is because.....it's made in China. They did this with embroidery thread, too. I only use DMC, but someone was saying how awesome Sullivans threads were, so I got a few, when I came home and sat under the Ott light and put on the glasses, it read Made in China. It's crap thread. I won't ever buy it again. It's not smooth like DMC. You really can't beat DMC for quality.

So what I am saying is this....to me stuff made in China is like putting lip stick on a pig, at the end of the day, you still got a pig! :)

Hugs and blessings dear friend.

Gramma Rita said...

In my experience the Lizbeth thread is *not* colorfast. I bought a bunch of variegated threads a while back, and oh my...I get frustrated any time I try to use them...because they aren't colorfast. :(

Jennifer said...

Hi Vikki :-) Sorry to hear about the leaking fridge..ugh! Our fridge did that to...the water line to the ice maker had a crimp in it, fortunately we caught it before it did any real damage to the flooring. I wish we had tile because you are right, pets and wood floors don't go together..lol! Have a nice week! Hugs Jennifer

Mary said...

Hi Vikki. I haven't used that thread but knowing it is made in China means cheap!! I try really hard also not to buy anything made in China. It is becoming more and more difficult. Be sure to grab those things from your craft room when they take a break. Sorry about your floor and the mess but the tile will be nice. I hope the next ball of thread will be better.

Sandy Campbell said...

Hi!! Sorry to hear about your wooden flooring....and that leak...it is always something isn't it! Yes, it will be easier to keep clean with the tiles flooring with your dog...little hairs can be swifferd away! lol..My sister has 4 dogs...lots of hair and she is always mopping, dry and wet mopping...has faux wooden floors. It will be fine, enjoy your new floors and your crocheting is beautiful!! Fun to visit your blog today! Sandy

Charlotte Huffman said...

One good thing about not being able to walk on the floor...eat out! I haven't used this thread before so I'm no help. :-( I did receive my book you told me about, Exquisite Table Toppers. Thanks again.