Well, I haven't updated my blog here in a while because... there just hasn't been anything to post. I'm still dealing with a lot of blurriness in my eye due to the surgery and it's really hard to stitch when you can only see out of one eye. I'm also having fine depth perception issues and that makes it hard to even thread a needle. So my stitching has been at a standstill lately. But I really wanted to work on the baby sampler for my son and his wife so I decided today was the day. It is on 14ct aida cloth and that's okay with me. Sure, I'd love to be stitching on linen but right now I'll take what I can get. So here it is. Doesn't look like much for several hours of stitching but I feel good about it.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
This is a very interesting subject for a blog hop. I'll be very interested in seeing what others do with their leftovers from a project.
What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?
I don't often use kits. Not because I dislike the idea of kits. It's just that I have enough charts and patterns to keep me busy forever. But I do have a fair amount of them. Okay, I have a lot of them, I'll admit it. If I like the design, I'll get the kit. Simple as that. And I use all the elements in the kit. I'm basically cheap and hate the idea of wasting the fabric and the floss. But the leftovers? I have to be honest, I don't save the leftover floss. I just add it to my ort ball that I've had since 1992. Wow! That's over 20 years ago. If it's a Mill Hill kit, I'll sort any leftover beads and store them for later use. Other beads just stay in their little bags and get stuck in a drawer somewhere. I usually just toss the needles. By the time I'm done with them, they're unusable.