Happy Box

Short ‘n’ sweet today. It is too hot and I am too tired to write much, 
but I did want to share some colorful news!

Yesterday I received a “happy box” from Marcia Derse. She’s one of my favorite fabric designers and I have been subscribed to her palette club. Her near solids are the stuff of my dream colors. Saturated and beautiful on a soft cotton substrate that is suitable for clothes, quilts, bags etc. This shipment consisted of the luscious colors in the photo above.

Above, a piece of her “palette stacks” fabric that was also included in my happy box. When I look at it I see a new a dress offset with solid colors sleeves, or  a happy quilt, or perhaps a happy bag. I need more of this one!

Marcias sister is a mixed media artist fro Phoenix, Arizona who also happens to hand dye the most wonderful thread! Her advice is that they work best used in things that won’t require a lot of washing. Hand dyed Peele cotton threads always seem to bleed...more or less.... so I had anticipated this advice. She sells these gems on her website Threadsee.com where she offers them in five yard hanks (as in the photos below) as well as in full balls. They coordinate with Marcia’s fabric perfectly! I just happen to have started a small embroidery !

Enjoy the colors! I will be back soon with more projects!


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