Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cut Thru' Igloo update #14

Brrrr!  That sure looks like cold water!  The pale pink fish must be nice and chilly!  I used Anchor multicolored floss, #1345, as stated in the chart.  I couldn't find a DMC variegated or variations substitute, and I even bought Cosmo Seasons floss but it wasn't the right color either.
Cut Thru' Igloo update #14
Has anyone heard the rumor that DMC floss sold in Europe is nicer than DMC floss sold in the USA? I didn't believe it, but as I was stitching the blue #519 in the water, I noticed it was so smooth and silky and slipped through the Aida like butter!  I looked at the label and it didn't have the "For sale only outside the European Union" note that is on all the other skeins, so I guess this one must have come from a European seller, or it's just a really OLD skein!  I'll certainly enjoy stitching all the blue water now!

28 comments:

meggie said...

Hello Debbie

That piece is just looking better and better!
I hadn't heard that about DMC floss.
Happy stitching (:

sharine said...

Great progress. I didn't know about the DMC being different either.

Linda said...

Great progress Debbie. I love the colors in the water. I haven't heard about the DMC floss either.

Linda

Vicky L said...

Great progress!
That is not fair, why is their floss better than ours? They do pay more for it.

Kylie said...

I love the colour of the fabric, makes the design stand out.

Claudette497 said...

You're so close to done! I've heard the thing about the floss, and also that Anchor is softer and easier to work with than DMC (I agree with this one!). I have some DMC from the 60's and I can definitely tell how today's thread is thinner and cheaper. I'm sure it doesn't give you cancer or kill fish or whatever was wrong with the old stuff, so I trust it's for the best.

AJ said...

I have not heard that about the floss, but I wonder if it is because cross stitching is a much bigger hobby over in Europe? Maybe they spend a bit more or use a higher quality cotton. Or maybe something that the US has banned makes the thread better. It would be interesting to talk to some outside the states stitchers and see what their opinions are.

My Xstitch Place said...

beautiful progress, I buy floss in US and Netherlands where I live, but do not notice any difference. Only difference between colors, some colors are softer.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress. I didn't know the DMC floss was different.

Mii Stitch said...

Great design & lovely progress!!

cucki said...

Lovely progress x

Pat said...

Looking great. Love the water colours.

Karen said...

Love this design and watching it grow. It's so fun and whimsical. I've never heard that the floss was any different.

Katie said...

Great progress. So much fun to watch this one grow.

Giovanna said...

Nice going on the igloo!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Anoer lovely piece :-)

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

You are making great progress on this. I love your Blog and I love looking at all of your photos.

This is looking great....can't wait til I see more progress on this one.

Happy Stitching!

Penny said...

Nice progress - I love the water colors!

Annette-California said...

Love the color of the water. I love seeing igloo come to life. I haven't heard that ever about the France DMC floss vs USA DMC floss. Honest It's all made at the same time.
love Annette

demeter83 said...

I've only ever stitched with European floss, but I hadn't heard that before!
Love seeing your igloo grow, one day I'll get to join in a Cut Thru SAL!

Susan said...

Very nice progress. With the heat and humidity we've had lately, the igloo sure helps with thinking cool.

Teresa said...

Lovely work!

Lindsay said...

I've used both US and UK DMC and can't say I've noticed a difference in them other than the cost.
A skein here is almost £1 which is $1.50ish

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Debbie

This is looking fabulous, I love the little fishes, they are super cute, you are making fabulous progress with up your cut thru.

K x

Julie said...

Love the colour of to fabric you've chosen for this, it's such a fun project.

Stitching Noni said...

Your igloo is looking good!! Love the colour of the water :)

Kaisievic said...

Love the water and the little fishies! I think I have heard that rumour, too. I do know that the Spanish fashion chain, Zara, don't offer the same clothes here in Australia as they do in Europe - we get a second rank of style, apparently!

Shelly said...

The igloo cut-thru is looking great. I'm stitching with black DMC and I'm noticing that this skein is smoother than usual. I have a skein of Sullivan's black and the DMC is smoother than that. Makes me wonder..