Today I got a warning (a threat?), a message of doom, one that I wasn’t expecting and that I certainly didn’t have time for this week: “Your computer is low on memory.” You’re full! All full! That’s it! No more! None of my applications would run, and I couldn’t even run a web browser. Instantly I knew the culprit, and had only myself to blame: photos. Had to be the photos. I take so many photos, and keep them all. I have thousands upon thousands of photos.
My Phone has all my daily life photos, trips, screen shots of recipes and great home decor and clothing, plus a few hundred (thousand) pics of my cats. But My Computer is what I use for work: graphic design, designing needlework, education, articles, research, etc. It is where I have thousands of photos of thread.
Now before I sound like an obsessive-compulsive stitcher (takes one to know one!), understand that one of my professional tasks in life is to teach people about Kreinik threads. This includes probably my most popular line of posts on Kreinik’s social media pages (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest): Your Daily Thread. I post an image of a spool, a baby thread, pre-use, waiting to be transformed via stitches, ready to visualize your thoughts, and usually in a gorgeous color.
My thread photos are meant to inspire stitchers in their own design work and project creations, plus show the wonderful variety of fibers we have at our fingertips. Quite often, however, based on the comments I get, the Your Daily Thread photos are just pure eye candy. Color, regardless of it’s form, evokes emotions and sometimes drool. Just go with it. It’s how we are programmed as humans if we are blessed with sight. Some days just seeing something green refreshes your mind, seeing something orange makes you want to eat healthy, or seeing something blue calms you down.
In starting to clean out my thousands of thread photos, I zero’d in on some beauties to share with you today. Sometimes we just need to look at something simple like a spool of thread to jump-start our creativity, or take a scenic break in the drudgery of the day. Enjoy. Today is Purple Thread Day.
(Spend some time at www.kreinik.com to view many more threads, in hundreds of colors. Then join in the fun on Facebook or Twitter.) What’s your favorite color? Maybe it will be my next Your Daily Thread feature.
Dena Lenham, aka KreinikGirl, is Creative Director at Kreinik Manufacturing Company, a family-owned, USA-based business that manufactures high-quality yarns and threads made of metallics, silks and real metals from their West Virginia factory. Dena’s monthly column, Kreinik Calling, sheds light on the fascinating fibres that we all use and love.