I finally acquired all, well almost…I forgot one floss type, of my materials for the HAED pattern I bought before Christmas. Now, it’s time for its unveiling. I’m not telling you which project I picked. I’ll tell you at the end. You have the opportunity to guess, or scroll down to see which I got you big cheaters haha, but you can probably tell by the color spread ^_^. I don’t have any of the floss porn. Sorry. I was too excited and started winding all my new floss and setting everything up for the project.
Plenty of new colors to go around. The old floss has to get along with the new now. I had some trouble putting them together. The old’s gotten so use to each other they were putting up such a fuss when the new one’s came in.
Then I cut all the floss and created all my symbols on my project cards.
I looveee all that floss.
Then of course, here’s the big mamma jamma….the fabric.
Yes, I took the plunge and bought some dark fabric. I got it from 123stitch. Of course I can’t rave enough about 123stitch. I like the way they send their fabric already fixed up for you by stitching the edges. It’s really nice not to have to do that.
This time, I didn’t get my floss from 123stitch, because I went to JoAnn’s Fabrics for my floss. I needed my other materials and thought it’d be cheaper. With gas prices the way they are, a nice 35 minute trip to JoAnn’s isn’t too bad.
Funny story about getting my floss.
When I went to go get my floss I just reached into the bins and pulled out the floss. I didn’t check to make sure they were all correct. I assumed the bins wouldn’t have mixed floss. I was VERY wrong. Why are people just putting the floss in whatever bin they want? I was at the register when I realized not all of the floss was right. I felt awful for the cashier and myself. She had to take them all off and I had to gather all my floss and go back. When I went back to get all my correct floss, I made certain that all that I did not need went back into their correct habitats. It didn’t take that long. I didn’t want someone else to go through that problem, but I’m sure they’d be smart enough to check beforehand. Lesson here…check your floss before putting it in your bag because you might have an “uh oh” floss. Whew.
Now that my rant about floss bins is over…the fabric! I was very surprised it was this dark. I didn’t want a completely black fabric, but I didn’t want anything too light. I thought it’d be dark but it’d be a smidgen lighter a grey.
I did a mock stitch and loved how I could see my colors and needle. I don’t think it’ll be too hard to stitch on, but I’ll let you know once I start stitching.
And if you haven’t guessed which project I’m working on next….*drum roll*….it’s Madama Butterfly!
I didn’t care which project I started on. I only had enough money to spare on 1 pattern. The only fair way to choose was to decide by the floss. Madama Butterfly had less floss I had to buy. So…it won.
The only question is…when will I start on her? Not sure, but whenever I do I’ll let you all know.
Have a great week!