Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Today, I’m going to tell you a little story. A story about my mad infatuation with a magical substance called Thread Heaven (affiliate link), a thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity.

This story begins with a book. More specifically, the cross-stitch book that I’m currently writing, and the resulting mountain of sewing that such a book necessitates. It’s fun work, but it’s still a bit tough on the hands, especially after a long day of solid stitching. Luckily, I’ve recently discovered a marvelous little blue box—no, not the TARDIS—and it has been nothing short life-changing.

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Happy Post: Pretty Embroidery Floss + Fancy New Website Design

Happy Post: Pretty Embroidery Floss + Fancy New Website Design

Whew! It’s been a crazy few days filled with a whole lot of PHP and CSS (and very little sleep), but TZoM has finally moved to a new and much faster server and has also gotten a much-needed makeover. (If you’re reading this on a smartphone or tablet, hello! My new site layout was specifically designed to look great on screens of all sizes—I hope you’re enjoying the view!)

So, to celebrate the new look—and because my brain is a bit too fried from all that code to finish the review I was working on—I’m sharing a photo of pretty embroidery floss instead. (Hooray for happy posts!) Because, when your studio table is filled with supplies this pretty, does it really still count as work?

And, with that, I’m going to step away from the computer for at least eight blissfully consecutive hours!

Sunday Snapshot: Of Craft Studio Cats and Springtime Allergies

Sunday Snapshot: Of Craft Studio Cats and Springtime Allergies

The cats have taken over the craft studio and springtime allergies have taken over my brain. (Ugh. Blooming trees sure are pretty and all, but COME ON. I’m ready to stop feeling like my face might fall off.)

Luckily, pretty much all I’m doing at the moment is cross-stitching, which requires relatively little movement and/or brain power. (Did you hear? I’m writing a cross-stitch book!) So, thus far, most screw up-related stitch removal and its accompanying creative swearing has been kept to a minimum.

Right now, I’m wrapping up a quiet Sunday and getting excited for the creative plans I have scheduled in the coming week. Tree pollen permitting, there’s a whole lot of fun in the works!

I hope you’re all getting ready to have a great week too! And, if you’re also on Team Ugh My Sinuses, try not to let those histamines get you down. xoxo

Brooklyn-based DIY from a gal in granny glasses