Escape Over the Rainbow on a Thrilling Threadventure!
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Have you heard? We’re going Over the Rainbow on a Threadventure!

What exactly is a Threadventure? That’s a great question – and I’m ever so glad you asked! 🙂

Grab your favorite cuppa and I’ll tell you all about it.

Let’s start with the definition of an adventure…

The Merriam-Webster dictionary states that an adventure is “an exciting or remarkable experience”. I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for new and exciting experiences – especially when it comes to needlepoint! 😉

So, how can we go on a needlepoint adventure on a blog?

Well, technically, it’s a virtual adventure, but it’s going to be so, so, soooo much fun that, by the time it’s over, you’re going to feel like you’ve really and truly been around the world.

Now that we’ve established the Threadventure is a virtual needlepoint adventure…

I’ll bet you’ve already figured out that it must have something to do with thread. (Tee hee!)

You see, I was working on some goodies for inside The Stitcher’s Club recently and it occurred to me that you might like to have some ideas for different threads and stitches for your projects, too, so I hatched a plan.

I called my friends at Rainbow Gallery…

They have a terrific selection of threads – everything from fuzzy novelties to luscious silks. In fact, if you’re looking for a specific texture or fiber, they probably have it. (I carried their threads in my brick and mortar shop for more than 14 years – and I’ve stitched with them even longer than that, so, yes – I’m a HUGE fan!)

A couple of weeks ago, I received their fiber notebook packet and I’ve been happily plotting this Over The Rainbow Threadventure to share with wonderful Y-O-U ever since. 😉

Vacation season is right around the corner and summer is the perfect time to experiment. I mean – what could be better than thread samples + stitch suggestions that you can use on your needlepoint projects?!

I’ll begin sharing ideas with you right here on the blog; we’ll kick things off on the Thursday after Memorial Day (that’s May 31st!).

Why am I telling you all of this right now?

Well, if you want to create a fiber notebook with your own set of Rainbow Gallery threads, you need time to order them (and to gather your other supplies). Any local needlework shop that carries Rainbow Gallery threads can order the kit for you – and they should have the other supplies you’ll need, too. Click here to find a shop near you.

Of course, I’d love to have you join the fun whatever kind of thread you choose to use.

Here’s a list of what to “pack” for our Threadventure

  • 13 mesh needlepoint canvas
  • 18 mesh needlepoint canvas
  • size 22 tapestry needles
  • size 24 tapestry needles
  • needle threader
  • stretcher bars (I use 8″ x 8″ bars for my doodle canvases.)
  • tacks
  • scissors
  • laying tool
  • Fray Check (or a Thread Zap)
  • Rainbow Gallery Fiber Notebook packet or threads from your stash

And if you don’t have a local needlework shop, you can send me an email. Just click here and let me know that you’re interested in joining the fun, but that you need info on ordering supplies from Serendipity Needleworks. I’ll be happy to help you.

Keep an eye on the Serendipity Needleworks Facebook page for updates and click here to join the Serendipity Needleworks Facebook Group if you’re not already a member. (Why should you join? Well, it’s FREE and I have some surprises up my sleeve for group members. Plus you’ll get to meet other super-terrific folks who share your love of needlepoint!)

Be sure and share this post with your friends that might like to join us. All you have to do is click that little Facebook icon.  😉

And type “I’m IN!” in the comments box below if you’re planning on joining the fun. 🙂

Until next time…happy stitching!

Stitch with a smile!


  1. Lisa Dunn

    May 3, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Me! I’m in! :o)

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      YAY!!! So glad to have you join me, Lisa! 🙂

    • Dottie Mackie

      May 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

      I’m in!

      • Ellen Johnson

        May 7, 2018 at 9:17 am

        YAY…Soooo happy to have you joining the adventure, Dottie! 🙂

  2. Jam

    May 4, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Oh I am IN!!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 7, 2018 at 9:17 am

      YAY!!! I’m so happy to have you joining me, Jam! 🙂

  3. Kathleen

    May 9, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I’m in!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      YAY! I’m so happy you’ll be joining me, Kathleen! 🙂

  4. Pauline Williams

    May 10, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I’m in!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Hooray, Pauline!!! We’re going to have soooo much fun! 😉

  5. Cherri

    May 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I’m in, hopefully!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 10, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Absolutely, Cherri! Welcome to the Threadventure! 😉

  6. Robin R Gress

    May 10, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Me, too!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      YAY!!! So happy to welcome you aboard the Serendipity Express, Robin! 😉

  7. Ginger

    May 11, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Sounds like fun to me – I’m in!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Hooray, Ginger! I’m so glad you’ll be joining me and our other girlfriends! We’re going to have soooo much fun!!!

  8. Ginger

    May 11, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I’m in!

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Yippee!!! 🙂

  9. Robin Myers

    May 12, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Hi I’d like to join and order the thread pack but I can’t seem to make the link work.
    Robin Myers

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Robin!
      I’m tickled that you want to join us on the Threadventure. I’ll hop over and send you a note with the details about the thread pack. 🙂

  10. Margaret Wickert

    May 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    I would like to know more:) Is it too late?

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 14, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Margaret! I’ll send you a quick email to fill you in on the details. 🙂

  11. Sandi Slack

    May 17, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I’m in.

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Hooray! I’m delighted to have you join the Threadventure, Sandi! It’s going to be soooo much fun! 😉

  12. Paula

    May 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm


    I have been trying to get in touch with Rainbow Gallery to pick up the Threadventure pack of fibers and I have not had any luck – I have spoken to two needlepoint stores and they do not understand what I am looking for – can you help me get the fibers for the trip!

    Thanks so much.

    • Ellen Johnson

      May 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Hi there, Paula!
      Thank you for your note. I’m delighted to hear that you’d like to join me on the Threadventure and I’d be happy to help you with the thread pack. I actually have a few extra sets of threads on order and they’ll be here in plenty of time for you to join the fun. I’ll send you an email with the details.
      Happy Stitching!
      Ellen 🙂


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