The prompt for this round is:
I have been doing embroidery and cross stitching for around 40 years. So I have done quite a few kits and projects and sometimes end up with extra threads, now if I buy the threads that is not a problem, because you can always add to your stash, but if it is a kit what on earth do you do with the bits of thread that are left?
Most kits do not have a thread number. And since most kits give you extra threads so you don’t run short, you end up with lengths of different colors. Have you ever done a project that would use up threads like this. I have thought of trying a sampler and just using the thread in color schemes, you know first pattern row be shades of blue, second shades of red, third shade of yellow etc. But I am afraid it would be a muddled mess.
Until recently I really have not purchased many kits. When I did I would just throw away the extra thread since I could not easily match them to colors I currently have. Now that my daughter is interested in learning how to cross stitch and work her own patterns, I give her all my extra pieces. This saves my personal stash. As all stitcher know, thier stash is sacred and woe to all those who dare disturb it. :)
As a single parent sometimes things are crazy around the house. Rooms to clean, laundry to wash, pets to feed. and somewhere in all that finding time to place a few stitches in my gift to a wonderful friend.
I found the perfect fabric to finish the piece. I plan to turn it into a letter sorter. Here is the latest progress photo along with the fabric I picked for the finish. I should be able to finish the actual design tonight.
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I am also working on a trivet and kitchen towel set for my Father and Step-Mother...
The next WIP is one that I have tried now 4 times to work on. Each of the other 3 times I have realized a third of the way thru that I did not have a large enough piece of fabric. This time I made sure I did.
I have put the kit together for a piece for my daughter. There will be 4 blocks of the pattern. Two each of a verigated blue and verigated purple. The heart at the end of the tail will be the only thing matching in each block. Each peice will be made to look like a quilt block. I went and picked out the material I plan to use. Isn't it georgous? I love planning the finishing as I pick out what I plan to stitch next.
As I was shopping for fabric, I came across the following kit. Now...I don't ususally like kits but this one just caught my eye and wouldn't let go. I am going to give it a shot. Wish me luck.
Crocheting is the perfect relaxation and take around the town project. I love this blue/green yarn. It is easy to work with and will make a perfect little blanket for a little boy.
TaTa for now...The crazy cat lady (as my daughter calls me).