I keep my floss on what I have decided are those nasty little cardboard cards and usually put them on a ring for the project at hand. That is until the holes rip and you can't put them on a ring any longer. I have these nifty little pencil boxes (thank you Diane from Tennessee!) that fit so nicely in my stitching bag and I can use for project threads. After looking in the same places at least twice each, I resigned myself to be satisfied that my threads fell out of my bag under
my desk at work and that there they would remain until I return to
work on Wednesday morning. Imagine my surprise when I found them - in a place I swear I looked in the way a woman looks and not in the way a man looks for things - and they were not there. My other complete waste of time was that earlier in the day I had to drive right past Strawberry Sampler so I thought.....I need to stop and pick up more WDW and Crescent threads for my Chester County Sampler. One small problem, I brought the stitching bag for the Santa with me and not the Sampler. Crap! But wait, any visit to a stitching shop could never be a waste of time. It is time spent soothing the soul for sure. Heck I almost was convinced someone was trying to tell me to start a new project!
But enough......I have since found the missing floss, I have returned to shop at Strawberry Sampler with my proper list of flosses needed and I have started on the path to replace those nasty cardboard cards with floss bags!
After all my ups and downs, I did make progress on my Santa. I have all the embellishments and beads on the coat complete and I am liking him a lot more. I am working on the beard now even though I should be stitching the 'moon' first. Since I took Monday as a vacation day and Tuesday I am off for Veterans Day, I think I can squeeze in some extra stitching time. Because, like it or not, I do want to start something new....finish a UFO/start a new project.
Of course this pattern just had to jump in my basket when I was at SS. These will be EZ-PZ......maybe not my next start, but on the list for soon.
Happy Stitching all!