I am fortunate enough to know a a few women who really know what they are doing with Machine Embroidery and they have been educating me since I became interested in ME. Both of them told me their first preference for stabilizers and thread is Floriani. After hearing about how wonderful Floriani products are, I did some investigating and became a Floriani Dealer last November.
Today, I'm going to introduce you to one of those really smart ladies...this is Nancy Lee....Nancy Lee, I'd like you to meet the IHAN Blogifers.
Nancy Lee has been sewing all of her life. Over the last 20 plus years, she has been doing machine embroidery and the last 5-6 years she has been quilting. With all that experience you know when Nancy Lee tells me to put my metallic thread spool upside down on my thread holder...I do it... without even a slight hesitation!
Nancy Lee allowed me to visit her home and photograph some of her projects in December. All of her projects shown here were made with Floriani Embroidery Thread and I've noted the designers beneath the photos.
(Embroidery Design by Smart Needle)
(Embroidery Design by Momo-Dini)
Nancy Lee took a third place ribbon in the Tote Bag Category at the Kaleidoscope of Quilts this past year.
I really like the close up of this design...didn't it come out nice?
(Napkin ring Embroidery Designs by Advanced Embroidery)
These napkin rings are snowflakes and Nancy Lee had made several that were just beautiful.
Thanksgiving napkin rings...aren't they just perfect for Thanksgiving? Nancy Lee even embroidered her napkins...
Neat ay? Now we just need an invitation for Thanksgiving Dinner!!
(Embroidery Design by Zundt)This bag is a ribbon winner for Nancy Lee. She received a 2nd place ribbon at the American Embroidery Conference in 2011.
The butterflies are three dimensional and really make this bag take off...pun intended :)
(Embroidery Design by Julie Hall)
I thought this wine bag was really cute. When I give people a bottle of wine...it never has a bag...I think this just may need to change.
(Anita Good Designs)A book mark is a nice personal little gift or treasure to have. My boys are always looking for their book marks...I think I should make some with their names on it so they'll know who it belongs to.
If this doesn't make you giggle....well...just giggle will ya? It won't hurt a bit!
Look how nice and clean the back is.Floriani Wet N Gone Stabilizer and Angelina Fibers (center)....they really are so beautiful and the addition of the Angelina really pop these snowflakes, don't ya think?
(Jenny Haskins Designs)
Nancy Lee has made so many beautiful things that it was difficult to pick and choose the photographs for this post. I thought I'd end with this one because I'm so impressed with how fine these flowers came out.
Beautiful aren't they?
I'm going to leave you with some of the things Nancy shared with me about her experience with Floriani products:
"Floriani thread is my preferred thread because it shines beautifully like rayon and it glides through the needle. Rarely does it ever fray or break and if it does, that usually means I need to change my needle.
Floriani Stabelizers are the best and I've never been disappointed. The outcome of my projects really shows how nice the stabilizers are. Everything comes out beautifully."
Nancy Lee White, OH Dec, 2011
I have been using the Floriani Thread and Stabilizers since November and I've been more than happy with the results. My needle never once got sticky when I used the Perfect Stick Stabilizer and when I used another brand my needle was covered in a gummy substance...not good. The Floriani Thread is absolutely beautiful no doubt about it....so I've been very pleased. Time has been limited with year end inventory and book keeping with IHAN so that stuff gets in the way of having fun with Floriani of recent.
Floriani has a Year End Sell Out Promotion going on until the end of January so if you want to take advantage of Floriani Thread at 50% OFF and other excellent deals...click here for all the information to order from I Have A Notion :)
Thank you Nancy Lee for sharing your time, projects and insights with me!