Thursday, February 12, 2015


Hi there!  I found myself on an archaeological dig in my sewing room yesterday and discovered some forgotten plunder from Quilt Market! My friend Keiko was at market, and she wanted to come by and say hi and introduce me to Minori Ikeda.  Minori is with Lecien and is the authority on Cosmo Threads!  The threads are lovely to work with and there is a rich palette of colors to choose from.  I know my favorite cross stitching duo Amanda and Ashleigh of the Frosted Pumpkin  use Cosmo floss as does the amazing Meg of Crabapple Hill who I think is pretty much legendary for her beautiful embroidered quilts. 

Keiko Clark and Minori Ikeda
Keiko  and Minori

It was great to meet Minori.  Keiko translated for her as her English was limited but I could tell she was catching on fast.  I look forward to seeing her.

Cosmo Thread

Minori generously gave me some floss bundles to share with my blog readers and that's what I found yesterday!   If you'd like a chance to win one of these bundles leave a comment and I'll pick a winner next week! 
Ok, see you back here on Sunday, it's Snapshots day!  xo


Blogger Sue Kutil said...

Another awesome giveaway, thanks!

4:46 AM  
Blogger badlandsquilts said...

Oh wow! Those would be awesome to try! Thanks for the chance!

4:55 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Cothran said...

love cosmo, so nice to work with. thank you for sharing a wonder product. also love your beautiful work.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Sigi G said...

Oh the colors are beautiful. I find I am adding a little embroidery to many of my quilt tops now. Thank you for the chance at such a lovely giveaway.

5:04 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

This thread looks beautiful! I would love a chance to work with it. Thanks for the giveaway! Cheery wave!

5:04 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Colors look so luscious, I'd love to try them out. Thanks Pam.

5:11 AM  
Blogger James Dodson said...

Always wanted to try Cosmo! Love your blog! Thanks!

5:25 AM  
Blogger Jeanie said...

I've never tried this thread and would love to give it a test drive. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Lovely colors! Would love to give them a try as no one carries Cosmo threads in my little town.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Lisa Walsh said...

I would love to try embroidery! Thank you for the giveaway!

5:39 AM  
Blogger krislovesfabric said...

Would love to try this floss, I have tried their floss on the spools and loved it.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Annelies said...

I have been very curious about these threads. Embroidery and cross stitch have been a passion of mine. I will keep fingers crossed!!!!!

5:47 AM  
Blogger MIss Sherry said...

Woo... would be so awesome to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Becky S. said...

I would love to try Cosmo floss. Thanks for sharing.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Cosmo floss is by far the most wonderful floss to work with!! It feels like silk in your hands and I adore it!!! Please don't pick me, truly, I would love to know that somebody new to this fabulous floss will be given a chance, I am just plugging the awesome product!!!!!

5:56 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

Oh, pick me!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Junebug said...

I would love to try Cosmo floss. I will have to be on the look out for it. Two days til retirement so I will have more time for fun projects!! Yippee!!

6:02 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

That is such a sweet kit! I'm teaching my niece and her friends how to embroider. They've used DMC and it would be fun to have some Cosmo floss for them to try.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

I would love to try out cosmo thread! Working on English smocking on little girl dresses!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow, that is so kind! The floss looks gorgeous.

6:23 AM  
Blogger ter said...

how fun i would love to win a bundle... thank you so much for a chance and for Minoris' generosity ..

6:41 AM  
Blogger Bailey said...

Is that an itty bitty hoop? Love the colors of the floss

6:58 AM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Oh I want to try this thread. I've been told that good quality thread doesn't tangle like the cheap stuff I use.

7:09 AM  
Blogger folksmith said...

i've never heard of that floss. would be interesting to see. glad you found these bundles. thanks!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I am always surprised what I find when I did out from under. Almost as good as Christmas.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Melissa P said...

That's quite a hidden treasure you unearthed! Amazing the things we have around us and don't realize or remember.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful and unusual colors. Have lots of embroidery pieces these could be used on. Thanks for the fun blog! Enjoy the day! Laura V.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win a nice package of goodie.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I've not used Cosmo yet. I may be switching! Thanks for the chance to try some.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I'm so excited to see this giveaway opportunity as finding and trying Cosmos embroidery thread is on my bucket list! Thanks for this opportunity!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Isabella and Zachary said...

I would love to try that embroidery thread! Thank you for the chance!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Colleen M said...

I love to embroider and I'd love to try a different brand of thread. Thanks for the chance to enter.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I have used Cosmos before and love it and such pretty colors. Send it to NH!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I would love to win. I've been wanting to have a hand project to work on and this would be a great start!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love Cosmo threads and have been stitching with them since Strawberry Patches started carrying them. If I win, I promise to share with Annelies. Thanks for another great giveaway.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Jan R said...

Thanks for sharing with this fun giveaway.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Christine M said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to try some Cosmo threads.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Those are really neat! I've never tried Cosmo floss, but i've heard a lot of good things about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Ooh! Fun! Love the colors!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Wow, so generous. I'd love to give Cosmo embroidery floss a try. Thank you for the chance to win some.
Happy valentines day.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Mel_Lind said...

What fun stuff!! Thanks for the giveaway!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

what a sweet prize! all those lovely threads and a hoop to match. thank you and Minori for sharing! keeping my fingers crossed!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Sharon S said...

Pretty colors, yum.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Sabrina van Ginkel said...

Those colors look great.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy H. said...

I love to embroider and I would love to try the Cosmo threads! Maybe I'll embroider a cute little kitty! Thanks for the chance to win!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

What a awesome selections of thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I only recently started to embroider again. Years ago, that's all I did, until I found Quilting. Now, I've only started stitching again to enhance my quilts!

4:37 PM  
Blogger JanAngel55 said...

Wow, thank you for this giveaway. I would love to work with these flosses as I am an avid embroiderer and have never tried this brand before.

6:04 PM  
Blogger said...

I love this thread! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Anda W said...

Now that is eye candy, thanks for the chance to win! awolk at rogers dot com

6:43 PM  
Blogger madebymeinred said...

Cosmo thread is amazing. I was introduced to Cosmo thread when I bought a Crabapple Hill pattern.

6:51 PM  
Blogger OhioLori said...

Gorgeous colors!! Am learning Embroidery with my BFF...would share with her! :) Excited to try this thread!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! What an exciting find as well as a memory burst. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

7:34 PM  
Blogger m said...

How pretty are those colors! Thanks.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Bowbailey said...

I have not yet worked with Cosmo thread, but would love a chance to win. Embroidery itself is so relaxing and a great take a long project

10:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I would love to try out Cosmo threads! Dedicated reader of your blog from Oklahoma!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Kim Ziemer said...

I just bought my first skiens of cosmos thread. Lovely to handle, would love to build on my stash. Thanks for a chance!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Love these! Cosmo colors are the best. :)

6:53 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Would love to try Cosmo floss!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I have not worked with Cosmo Thread yet. I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win some.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Beautiful colors!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

What gorgeous colors and great giveaway. I'd love to try the Cosmo floss!

9:54 AM  
Blogger LesQuilts said...

Wow! Thank you to both Cosmo and Pam for the great giveaway! Hope I am luck enough!
Take care, Leslie

11:07 AM  
Blogger priscilla said...

Oh how I'd love to win just one thing in my life!!! I love these threads. Am getting into Sashiko work.
Thanks for the chance.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Those packets of floss look so cute! I would love to try a new kind of floss!

2:35 PM  
Blogger jeannine said...

So cute! Thanks for a chance! I have a cute little embroidery bag on my to do list...this would make a great companion!!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Kanako. M said...

Hi! I'm happy to find my quilt teacher Keiko on your blog! Do you remember me? COSMO has been always my fovirite thread for stiching .
And what a cute miniatuare !
I'm making quilt with your fabric now. I want to show you someday!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Anne Manly said...

Cosmo has great colors from the limited supplies I've seen - love to expand my small collection! Thanks for the generous offer.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never heard of COSMO threads. Would love to try them.

10:32 AM  
Blogger kshackabq said...

Wonderful threads, but difficult to find here in the southwest. Thanks for the chance!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

What a wonderful gift. Haven't ever used COSMO threads.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Joan Stroh said...

The flosses are really pretty! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What pretty colors they are!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Nancy B said...

Such a lovely giveaway! You are so thoughtful to share. Thank you.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

I do love Cosmo threads! So nice of everyone to share :) thank you!

5:35 AM  
Blogger KMSC said...

Thank you for the chance to win some Cosmos thread. I love this thread!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Pierro said...

Rosemary B here
I bet it is too late
What a sweet adventure to meet these two ladies at quilt market. Minori is amazing and so generous
I would love to win.
Thank you for sharing all of your knowledge
I greatly appreciate it

7:53 PM  
Blogger DKay said...

Would love to try out these threads. Love your fabric!

7:59 PM  

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