I want to talk about some hand stitching threads that I have been using that are simply wonderful. If you have never used Valdani threads, floss and pearl cotton you are in for a treat. I first used the silk floss 2 years ago after I purchased a box at sample spree in Houston. The silk floss comes in 6 strand 21 mitre balls and is variegated. The colors are just beautiful and I find that the strands do not tangle much. It is a delight to work with and I urge you to go check them out. They are a small family owned business located in Canada. Check out the photo of Liz Kettle and Carol Ann Waugh at their booth at market in Kansas City!