A couple of weeks ago I was super lucky to win the Zakka Style SAL prize on Angela’s blog. I have to admit when I entered, I hadn’t really read the prize description properly, so I was expecting a wee package with a 5 pack of Aurifil thread in it. Look what actually turned up:
I had a serious ‘holy cow’ moment at this point! Thank you so much to Angela, and to Aurifil for sponsoring. After buying a spool of the white 50wt from Cindy, which I collected at FQR, I’ve been amazed at the different in my piecing. I know others say it, but I have to admit I’d been a weensy bit sceptical prior to this, I mean really, was Alex donning Superman suits while making the stuff or something? Having won a couple of the 5 packs before, I’d only used some of the heavier weight stuff for quilting, and hadn’t seen much of a difference with the Guttermans stuff that I can get locally, but the 50wt for piecing? Wow!
I’ve now gone and organised my stash by colour and weight, and removed all the wool ones (the girls coming to Jo’s tomorrow can fight over them ;o) ). The gorgeous ellies now have new homes too, one, ironically, in the Zakka Style book lol
Now I’m off to watch some sports, there’s some wee even going on down in London.
Wow, that is quite the prize!
Now that is a serious haul of loot! Will certainly keep you busy 🙂
WOW! Although I bought some 50wt from Cindy too but I find it shreds like mad when hand sewing. Lynne reckons I have a faulty one. But it's making me hesitate about buying more 🙁
You are very lucky! Congrats on the winnings! 🙂
Wow! What a rainbow of colors!
Thank you for always being so kind with your visits to my bears.
wow great prize, look at all those colours!
Wow, how fabulous! I love Aurifil 50 wt for machine piecing and am a complete convert. I must try it for hand piecing and see if it makes a difference…
Wow that is a cool prize.
Looking forward to hearing how you get on with the different types.
Well done darl.
whoa! definite happy mail!! enjoy!
Look at all the goodies you got in the mail. I'm having a me too moment….this fabric is so adorable. I'm making myself a reversible tote. How sweet are you??? Very sweet I'd say. Thanks so much. Oma Linda
pssssst….the girl grand wanted for herself and I laughed, I don't think so!
lucky you what a great haul,must check out the threads :))
What a gorgeous pack of winnings!
Great to here you have a nicely organised stash now! =D
What an amazing haul, well done you. I bought a few 1300m reels from Cindy. I don't really think I notice a difference from my usual Guttermann but I love the size of the reels, I go thro so much thread.
Oh Man!! That is one hell of a prize!! Lucky you!!
Did you do cart wheels when you opened the packet?
Awesome prize! Nice work :o)
Congrats on your win…totally agree about Aurifil. I was a complete sceptic but love it – especially for hand piecing EPP.
Holy COW!!!!! That is one SERIOUS prize pack!! Did you buy a lotto ticket after you won that? 🙂
I'm tempted to try the Aurifil. I have one of those little 5 packs, too, and just can't seem to force myself to use it. Maybe if I bought a real spool, I'd actually use it? Good to know it makes such a difference, though!
that is some serious prize material there! Congrats for snagging that win!
A color card too? Score!