IF you had asked my mother many many years ago which one of her daughters was going to one day craft up a storm ~ much like my mother has done (and still does) throughout her life ~ I can assure you that my name would not have been at the top of her "Most Likely to enjoy Crafting" list.
I wonder just what my mother would have predicted for my future; certainly the quiet achiever and perhaps most well-read although all of my siblings enjoy reading. Regardless, I have enjoyed stitching my way through many a spool of thread and keep the empty spools as "proof" of my unexpected journey.
Today was a 'restock thread' day. As you can see I, and my sewing machine, like using Gutermann thread for all of my piecing and quilting. It is a 50wt 100% cotton general purpose sewing thread great for patchwork piecing and working with cotton fabrics. The wt specifically refers to the length of thread in kilometers required to weigh 1 kilogram (about 2.2 lbs), and as such the finer the thread the higher the number.
The spools of thread pictured are my most freqently used neutral colors/numbers: 5709 ~ white, 618 ~ light grey and 919 cream in 800m spools. What I particularly like about these threads is that not only do they come in an extensive range of neutrals and colors, but more importantly they don't mess with my sewing machine tension. I am ready for more stitching ...