Warm Colors for Cool Days

It’s the end of summer here in Illinois, and my marigolds are loving the heat. Here they are embracing a new thread sampler pack, the Yellow to Red set. But soon it will be autumn. Imagine all the beautiful stitching you can do on those cool days with this bright bunch.

The Yellow to Red collection is perfect for outlining your bluebird, stitching his beak, dressing up his tail feathers, and adding texture to cattails.


The Yellow to Red Sampler in size 8 pearl cotton thread includes: Lemons, Butter, Sunflowers, Oranges, Sunrise, Really Red, and Red Hots.

Check out all the sampler packs here.

Bridge House Process #4

Too many distractions called me away from this piece made with felt on a silk background. But now I’m back and ready to add a festive garden on top of the bridge. Created with French knots, the variegated size 8 Asters colorway gives me a variety of flower colors so I don’t have to change threads. As you know, garden design is all about placement of color.

A few more trees are added to the horizon line using a Fern stitch and a size 12 Lettuce thread. Lettuce repeats the greens found in the bridge, house, and background fabric. It’s a way to tie everything together and a way to make me happy.

Bridge House #3 by Laura Wasilowski

Another garden is stitched across the water line, and the trees have taken on some Prinky Phlox berries made with French knots. Now that Bridge House #3 is complete, it is time to find a new project unless, of course, I get distracted again!