Yesterday I was going through some of my stitching stash and noticed I have several VS accessory packs. Good intentions to stitch the designs abound, but one roadblock is separating the threads in those packs, deciding which ones go with the description on the contents list, then organizing them.
The threads for Gingerbread Garden were easily identified. Several threads for the Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm gave me fits. There are seven different thread types and 18 individual colors. Some are overdyes, some have 12 strands, or 6, or 8, or 7 - and therein lies the clue to identifying some of the colors, counting strands. Anyway, I finally did finish the task and now just have one more pack to organize, but will leave that for another day.
I don't know why, but I thought it might be a good idea to just bite the bullet and get these threads organized. Maybe it's because two of the designs are Christmas themed, and Christmas has been on my mind lately. Anyone else starting to panic that Christmas is only two months away?!
Karen has been stitching the Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm and each time I see it I think I should get busy and stitch it too. Then there's that Gingerbread Garden Sampler that's just too cute for words. It's small too, and might actually be finished rather quickly. Hmmm, what to do, what to do?
Well, first I gotta get that Halloween costume done! My sewing machine was ready today and all it really needed was a good cleaning, which I hadn't had done for probably six years. While I was in the shop, I spent a little time with the owner looking at the TOL (top of the line) Janome 11000 - which they just happened to have a fantastic sale on now. Noooooo, I didn't buy one! But it was interesting to contrast and compare with the Viking SE, also TOL, that I used at the Martha Pullen Sewing Extravaganza last spring, which I fell in love with. If I was really thinking about a TOL machine, I'd be tempted by the Janome, better price, more extras included, much handier case for storing all the extras. It's quite a package. But I'm not really tempted just yet, although when my kids have graduated from school, I may just have to buy MYSELF a graduation gift, lol!