Ever have those times when you really WANT to stitch....until you sit down and think about getting out the pattern, the floss, the fabric....and then just don't? Yeah, that's been my mood of late. Maybe I will need to grant myself permission to start something new - that could kick me back into gear! But I really wanted to finish OUAT's skirts before I committed to something new. *sigh*
I did get a tiny RAK (that's "Random Act of Kindness", for those of you not familiar with the Wagon BB!) from Karen at Black Swan Designs yesterday. I emailed her sometime ago asking where I could find a copy of her "Black Swan and Fairy" water globe freebie design - I had seen it in a Cyberstitchers' gallery and really liked it, but it is not online and my LNS didn't have it. The stitcher who had posted it in her gallery wanted to scan the pattern and send it to me, but that just didn't feel right..... Anyway, Karen sent me the pattern for free! Hooray!!! Hmmm, maybe that will be my travel project for the trip to Iowa. Oh, but I also found a little Silkweaver Solo in my stash that could be perfect for Dragon Dreams' "Nighttime is Magic" freebie....and there are still those Just Nan charm designs.....and the birth sampler..... Arggghhhhhh! Potential Project Overload!!!!!
OK, SBQ time.
If you have stitched for a while, can you usually pick out the DMC colors you need from memory when you go to your LNS? (For example, you know that 610 is a brown.)
Yep. It all started with Dragon Dreams' "Virtues" freebies....all that backstitching in 3371.... LOL. I don't have complete catalog in my head, but I do ok. I usually shop for floss based on a specific project, though, not just to fill out my floss collection, so I have to know what colors are necessary for a project, and that I can't do without making a list.