Happy spring! Spring has finally sprung, and I am inspired to stitch, plan my future stitching projects and tackle my unfinished project basket. We're four months into the year, and I am still on track for tackling my stash each month and for working my way through my unfinished basket. I won't lie -- there are still projects filling that basket, but I am officially down three needlecraft projects. How are you coming on your New Year's resolutions?
16 New Floss Colors
DMC has long established the industry standard for counted cross stitch, with much of their success owed to their extensive palette, which allows for subtle shading and precise color matching. Now DMC has expanded their selection once again by adding 16 new shades to their line of cotton embroidery floss, rounding it out to an impressive 488 total colors. The new colors include eight muted natural shades as well as eight bright vibrant hues that build upon existing color families with input from popular needlework designers. The floss is available in a convenient package, along with three free cross-stitch patterns that beautifully display the newly released shades. Woodland Walk features the delicate natural shades, and Tropical Punch showcases the poppy vibrant hues, while Bohemian Tapestry perfectly marries the two palettes. These new shades first became available in October 2013, making them the first colors added in over 10 years. The 16-color pack retails for $11.99. For more information or to view all available shades, visit www.dmc-usa.com. To purchase, visit AnniesCatalog.com.