Yesterday morning, I ventured to Fenton Michigan to a needlework shop, "Stitch'N Things". It is about an hour drive from my house, but boy oh boy...do they have the stuff!! Everything from fancy scissors, silk threads, charts, and a wide choice of linens.
I have had such an ordeal stitching on linen, that it really takes the joy out of stitching....my eyes just arent that good to see every other little hole! And I refuse to wear one of those magnifying thingies around my neck..cross stitching shouldn't be that difficult! So....I was able to find hand dyed 18 ct and 14 ct linen...it is beautiful! I can't wait to start stitching on it. I told the owner that I had never used silk thread to stitch and she handed me a hank of silk thread and told me to start stitching with it...she claimed after 4 stitches I would be hooked!! It was awfully nice of her, since this hank of silk was priced $7! Just what I need....another way to spend even more money on beautiful thread!
And now for an update on my Maggie B. rug...I am still hooking almost nightly on it. I ripped out some of the old green wool and rehooked with the new wool I had purchased last week. It is a big rug....but I sure didn't make my deadline to have it finished by the end of this month...oh well....I'm shooting for March at the rate I'm going!! I'll post pictures this week, after I've made a little more progress..have a great week everyone!