So here is Futurecast after 3 days of work:
Today I will be starting to make Christmas Decorations. Over a year ago I made my daughter an advent calendar and I am going to choose my fav patterns from that design and just make them so that I can hang them onto the tree next year.
We have a smallish tree and next year I will be buying a larger tree So I have decided to use the smallish one as a totally hand made tree. Any decorations I make and any others that I buy that are hand made will go on there.
On that note I have a request. I have been wanting kits like the these two for ages now but hubby has said no to me buying them from 123 Stitch due to the expense of postage and tax I will have to pay when I collect it from the Post Office.
|24 Festive Ornaments - Janlynn|
|Tiny Christmas Stocking Ornaments - Bucilla|
Now my request isn't for someone to provide me with kits. But maybe there is someone out there who reads my blog, and has made them for themselves and might still have the designs and instructions lying around, and might be willing to part with them?
I can't offer much in return as what we get in SA does not compare to cross stitch that can be bought in UK or USA. But I do have a stash of South African dyed threads that I would be willing to exchange. Just mention what colours you like and how many skeins you think is fare for your trouble.
They are just plain simple threads and nothing fancy buy here is my collection:
And lastly here is my threads ready for the start of QS Literage Dragon:
I have a few HAED designs I want to start, but looking at the amount of threads needed for a QS got me thinking.
I am not a person who likes not having all the threads needed for a project when I want to start it... so I spent four years collecting all the dmc threads. I used my birthday money and any spare cash I had and bought them little by little. Now I have one set of all the plain dmc threads and now you see my problem. I might be willing to slowly start adding to my threads as I will not need to purchase all new colours every time I start a HAED but what I can't wrap my mind around is how people who do multiple projects store their floss when they have completed a design as they will be storing multiple bobbins of some colours. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.