I had a lot of questions about stitching on mesh so I thought you might like to read an answer here rather than searching the comments for hints.
How was stitching on the mesh? and How did you like working on the mesh and would you do it again? I regularly stitch on linen and paper, and I'd have to say the mesh is somewhere in between--the the flexibility of the fabric mixed with the rigidity of the paper, but without the capacity to tear. I had to pull a little tighter to get the stitches to lay nicely. And even still, don't look too closely because some of my stitches are kind of yuck.
This is the second of the "Fresh Mesh" designs I've done, so yes, I'd do it again! (Plus there's a really cute sunglasses pattern in this series, and I'd like to make myself a glasses pouch someday.)
Is the little tote already finish finished? Yes. It is Walker brand, and you can find them here. This was the "Nylon Mesh," but I'm pretty sure that Heather Holland Daly used the "Color Mesh" bags in Stitch Graffiti. I would say that stitching on a prefinished piece is the hardest part about stitching these projects. You've got to try to avoid hooking the zipper pull or stitching through the back. I found stitching upside down helped a lot.
Funny story: someone saw me stitching upside down and said, "I'd have to turn the pattern upside down too." I had to show her that I had. What am I some kind of spacial genius? (No, not at all.)
Did you stitch it with perle cotton or several strands of floss? Three strands of floss, but I might have done four. One of the reasons I didn't is it's stitched in overdyeds, and you cannot really mix the two threads that are leftover with the other two threads from the next section of the floss. Muddies the colors. But if I were stitching with regular old DMC I would have done four. And perle cotton, why didn't I think of that!? That might have solved it all.
Should I broaden my horizons and stray from linen?? The answer from me is always going to be YES!
As I've continued stitching on the SB Stocking (Charland) I've come to realize that I didn't buy all the threads for these stockings. I guess I know where I'll be this Saturday.