Today's slow stitching will include a neckline and sleeve hems on a little summer play dress for my granddaughter
and one more leaf on my basket of flowers block. It should be a peaceful Sunday afternoon or evening.
I've been thinking about the wonder of thread this week and last as I sewed a dress and hand appliqued flowers, stems, and leaves.
Isn't it amazing that something so fine and thin can hold two pieces of fabric together? Really! When you think about it -- the seams in clothing or three layers of a quilt, all held together with one narrow length of almost-nothing. And just as amazing is that those fine threads, or sometimes finer than the ones we use for sewing, are woven together to make fabric which is both durable and beautiful. (I'm one of those who thinks plain, unprinted fabric is beautiful, too.) I'm so thankful to whoever imagined and invented thread.
I love that there are so many colors of thread. I love that some threads have a chameleon-like quality that allows them to blend with whatever color of fabric they're sewn onto. I accidentally bought an extra spool of apricot thread. I've been using it to machine-stitch light-colored fabrics. It leans toward whatever light fabric I'm sewing -- pink, yellow, cream, tan, even light green. Amazing! I used a light green thread to bast a brown basket. It looked cream. And I'm using a green to sew the blue dress for my granddaughter. On the spool it looks green but when stitched it looks like a perfect match. (I do usually match thread when I sew clothing but not in this case: it's a play dress; I didn't have a match on hand; and I didn't have time or the inclination to go to the fabric store to buy a spool of thread of which I'd use less than a bobbin's worth. For a play dress it won't matter.)
I continue to be amazed and thankful for thread. Without it there's so much I wouldn't be able to do. If you're sewing today, I hope you enjoy the thread that your needle pulls through the fabric to hold two pieces together.
I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.
Happy Sabbath to you!