I did manage to do those specialty stitches on Part 11 of Mystery IX today. I enjoy doing queen stitches, but last night it was after 1 AM when I put this down, and I couldn't have stitched another x let alone a queen stitch at that point. I thought I might stick with it and even started another tree on the third corner...(which points me past the halfway point now)... but then I realized I had not picked up Bordeaux Sampler yet this week...
So I did! I am determined to get back into the swing with this SAL that I am doing with Anne (and when I added the link, I just saw that she worked on this sampler today - very cool!). I love this delicate sampler, despite the over one grapes on 40 ct - those take quite a while to stitch (an entire episode of Without A Trace and an episode of Seinfeld to do the two clusters I did tonight!!).
Q. How many different brands of "complete" embroidery floss sets do you
own? How do you keep track of it? (i.e., spread sheet program, index
cards, palm pilot, etc.)
A. I don't think I own any complete sets of any flosses, including DMC. I buy tons of DMC, but I also use tons of DMC. I doubt my huge piles of it add up to a complete set - LOL! I might have a complete set of GAST, not sure... they release new colors often enough that I don't know if I am caught up... Oh, I do have a full boxed set of Silk Mori Milkpaints - not sure if that is the complete set or not?? My husband made me a very useable database using MS Access - very lovely job he did with it. I plan to use it as soon as I find time to enter my stash into it (that could take years!).
Stitched on today: Finished another gift, Mystery IX, and Bordeaux Sampler