So I've been quilting along, with a double needle (hint: this takes twice as much thread as it normally would!) and I run out of thread. No problem, I'll just go over to where I bought the two original spools and pick up some more. They don't have any. Next option: order it directly from Superior Threads, the manufacturer. I look on the website and Glitter thread color #112, Peacock is *not* the same as what I have. This can't be! I'm half way through the body of the coat!
New #112 Peacock:
Old #112 Peacock:
I emailed Superior threads and got an email from Bob, the owner of Superior threads. He said that the color had been changed a few years ago! Peacock, color #112, is not a solid aqua blue color anymore, it is now a multicolor that includes aqua blue, pink and gold. That means I must have bought some old stock without knowing it. Very hopefully, I asked if they still had some at the warehouse. No, they didn't have any old stock, just the new color.
Now what? Well, I went back to my local thread supplier and lo and behold, two more spools appeared on the rack that weren't there a few days before. Hmmm. Still not enough thread. Back to Superior's website. They have a store locator on the website, which also shows which thread lines each retailer stocks, along with contact information. I started calling retailers starting with those on the East Coast. I found three more spools in North Carolina and those very nice people sent them to me, after a couple of phone calls to make absolutely sure the thread color was the right one! Yay! Now I can finish the quilting.
Moral of the story: Like with yarn, before starting a big project, always check to make sure you have enough thread *and* can get some more if needed!
Parting Shot: Cozy. Pixie was very cozy last night wrapped in the afghan and sitting with my husband while he watched TV.