Okay, so I went a little crazy.
The Splendid Sampler has quite a few blocks that have embroidery on them. I used to do cross-stitch in a former life, so I had a few boxes of thread, but I'll be damned if I can find them. I've spent several hours looking in all the places they could be hiding to no avail.
So, I looked on the interweb, and lo, I could get an assortment of colors for under $10. I ordered some and waited anxiously for two days until they arrived. I was thrilled until I realized there weren't any yellows. I have no idea what colors I will need for these upcoming embroidery blocks, but I had to have yellows!
So, I ordered another set. This is the set I should have bought in the first place. But I didn't see it the first time round. This second set was 240 skeins, two of each color, but the colors were fantastic!
I don't need two skeins of each color, but I ordered them anyway along with plastic boxes and spools.
I spooled up one set or colors - the other set I think I'll give to his grandkids or something.
|I love all these colors - !!|
|Here's the first block I did.|