I decided to kit it up yesterday. My only dilemma was fabric. I didn't have any 40 ct. long enough. So I decided to cut up the fabric I had for "And They Sinned," which is 40 ct. Elegant Bean (coffee-dyed linen by Elegant Stitch). I came to the conclusion that I'm not going to stitch it anytime soon. I think I may have to wait until the kids are in college for that one.
While I was getting the threads together I noticed I was getting low on Thread Drops. I thought for sure I had another package, but I couldn't find them anywhere! I had bought some Comic Book Boards on ebay not too long ago. I learned about using comic book board through Jane Timmers. She had us use this board for our needlebook in her class.
I thought the board would also make great thread drops and it does!
Here is a picture of the one I made (#632). I think it turned out pretty well. I used some old scrapbooking supplies I had in stored away to make the ovals. I also got a few charts in the mail the other day from DSL. I've been on a Birds of a Feather kick lately. It's all Melissa's fault from Words and Blooms. I have recently discovered her blog and I love everything she stitches! :)
BOAF "Happy Hearts Sampler" and "Sally Spencer Sampler"
BOAF "Red Reindeer" and "Winter Sampler"
Wow, if you have made it to the end of this post you deserve a medal! Oh, I almost forgot, I ended up starting "A Bit of December" last night. Hopefully I can get finished today. Write later! :)