I love all the nice comments I get from you sweet ladies when I post pictures of my stitching. But I must admit, there are tools I use that make cross stitching a pleasure rather than an exercise in frustration. I thought I might share some of these tools today.
And here is my real secret weapon.
I did learn something new from Yvonne, The Night Owl Stitcher, on Floss tube. DMC is not the most popular thread any more...overdyed, variegated flosses have become all the rage. I do not use them very often because they can be a bit pricy. Every now and then I pry open my pocket book and buy some skeins. Yvonne told us that when stitching with the variegated threads, stitch randomly so that you do not end up with "stripes" that can sometimes happen with the variegation. I recently had that striped effect show up in some stitching so now I know how to prevent that from happening again.
Well that is my stitching post for Saturday. Have a good weekend friends.