Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Did I say that?


Maybe I'm the last person in the world to discover this. Or maybe not. It's just that sometimes I have trouble finding the end on a new spool of thread, and I recently realized that you can pull the two parts of the spool apart! Which makes it much easier to retrieve that elusive tail. Just fyi if, like me, you hadn't noticed this before. What will they think of next: automatic buttonholes? Oh, wait, they did that already.

Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm regarding the Oliver + S launch! I'm so pleased you like it, and I can hardly wait for the patterns to ship. On the other hand, I'm really glad they won't be ready until after the new year since the holidays are crazy and stressful enough without the additional responsibility of shipping hundreds of patterns, taking masses of new orders, etc.

Also, I've fallen way behind in responding your emails and questions, so here are two answers I've been meaning to supply:

-The Pay-toe backpack was made with a 3 Sisters for Moda fabric from their Paris Flea Market collection. It's an older collection, but you may still be able to locate it someplace (ebay?).

-The A Day in the Park Backpack Tote pattern should be ready before Christmas, and I'll make an announcement when it arrives. Sorry for the delay, those of you who have been waiting so patiently. When you're working with a new printer (not to mention preparing for a trade show, putting a company together, etc.) it takes a while to get everything in place. Plus Brooke just moved to California last week, which means she's even busier than her usual busy self.

Ok, that's it for now. Unless you want to watch Anna Maria and me giggle ourselves silly over on Quilters Buzz, that is. Yeah, if you ever want me to totally freeze from self-consciousness just put a video camera in front of me. And poor Brooke, being introduced as Oliver + S...

22 comments:

  1. Make that second to the last, I never knew that either! : ) I just ran to my sewing box to check though! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. My little sister showed that to me shortly after I started sewing. Before then I was kind of mad that it wasn't easier- DUH- it is.

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  3. okay, i have learned something major! and thanks for the photo or i might have never believed you!

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  4. oh my word - I never knew that! Off to go and try it out now.

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  5. abbyjane6:43 AM

    Wow! I had no idea. But until recently I also didn't know that machine needles came in different sizes. Thank you!

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  6. He, he...this totally sounds like me...wondering if I am the last person on earth to discover something significant. But I didnt know this little fact either. Thanks so much!!!

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  7. I never knew that - just spent a fun 2 mins testing mine! Although I don't seem to have problems with finding the end, so perhaps the cunning design feature is wasted on me.

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  8. I just discovered it myself, thanks to my almost-2 daughter !
    Thanks for your blog.
    Cecile

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  9. Wow....you think you have learned it all....thanks for posting that! I would never have figured that out!!!!

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  10. Another good tip as I was struggling with just such a spool last night. I wonder how many more years it would've taken me to figure it out. Thanks!

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  11. oh, ha ha. I sooo didn't know this either. :)

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  12. Well, pish! I had no idea those things came apart. How was I supposed to know, that's not the way I use them. Oh well, chalk it up.

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  13. You are most definitely not the last person to realize this!!! I had no idea! I knew I liked those spools of Guttermann thread, but I had no idea that there was a sneaky secret... :)

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  14. add me to the list of those NOT in the know! Learn something new every day!

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  15. No way! I've been using that brand of thread for 20 years and it never occurred to me to try to open the top!!

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  16. Thanks for passing that on! I had no idea either. Makes you wonder what secret and yet-to-be-discovered features our hundreds of other sewing notions have in store for us.

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  17. Oh my goodness, I am flabbergasted, I just tried it, I can't believe I didn't know this! Thank you.

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  18. OK, add me to the chorus of, "I didn't know that either!" And more than once I have struggled trying to dig out the little end of thread to start using it.

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  19. Oh, I didn't know that, but my spools are different. They drive me crazy. Just trying to get the thread out. I did a whole ridiculous post, with screaming and swearing about my thread.
    I did know about the needle and thread and which to lick...but it
    DID not work for my war with the spool.

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  20. LOL...don't feel bad--you are not the only one re: 2 part thread...I figured it out only when it feel on the floor and separated into two pieces last year...haha! And wait to you see the Robinson-Anton embroidery threads...their 2 part is even more awesome...it has a little indentation in it to easily wind up the thread end and it even clicks when secured! oh the things that get us sewers excited...

    Love your new patterns! Congrats on the launch!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

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  21. Sugarshop (Dena Berg)11:03 AM

    Ok, I didn't know that. Thanks. :)

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  22. Anonymous7:19 PM

    WOW I never knew that either,(yeah just went to check it out too) bet my Mum doesn't either!Well she will soon.
    Now what could i use this for? I won't sleep tonight thinking about this. Great blog.

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