May 12, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I went to a seminar yesterday. Three hours of driving in the wind and rain to and from southern Chicago. I don't know which was worse, the traffic or the rain. It is still raining today. The meteorologists are calling for SNOW mixed with rain, too! Looks to be the same gray, dreary, rainy weather for the next 3-4 days. The good news is: Illinois is officially out of its drought!! I'm sure the farmers are lovin that.

I finished Spring 99 designed by Ellen Maurer-Stroh. It's for a an exchange on Stitch & Swap 2. Took me about 12 hours to stitch up. I thought it turned out really cute. Might do one up for myself!

Now that I'm done with all my exchanges, I can get back to working on Freedom & Japanese Garden, as well as the UFO's I have started.

When you stitch from a kit and use the supplied floss do you have leftovers? If so, how much and what do you do with them? If not, do you usually have just enough or do you have to dig into your stash to finish?

I have always had left over floss after I've stitched up a kit. I match them up to the closest DMC color and use them whenever I have a project that calls for that color. They're good for ornaments and small designs. I usually write the DMC equivalent on the chart, if it's not already there. That way if I, or someone else wants to stitch it up, it's easy to get the floss.


Elaine Hollenbach said...

I always have quite a bit left over. I don't think I've ever run out. I usually just keep it with the chart in case someone else wants to stitch it so they can match it up with DMC.
Hugs, Elaine