Thursday, May 19, 2005

Now That Wasn't So Bad, Was It?

Yesterday, I diggied myself up, printed some resumes and business cards, and hit the job fair. Despite being called "The Big Hire," there weren't that many employers there. And even fewer who would hire someone like me. I did give my resume to five people, four of whom threw it away, I'm sure. But still, now I have real business clothes should I ever get an interview. But you didn't come here for that...

I'm not stitching in favor of scrappping. I've decided I'm doing alphabet albums for my family members for Christmas this year. My cousin has been helping me with the letters. So for grandma we have "V is for Vodka Martini," and "S is for Surf" and mom has "L is for loud" and "B is for Beach." Etc. I've decided grandma's album will have letters cut from animal print papers and mom's is going to be brown background papers with lime, hot pink, and turquoise letters and embellishments. This is going to be fun. So I'm trying to get last Christmas's album done so I can move on.

Stitching Blogger's Question
How many strands of floss to you prefer to stitch with? Why?
I prefer to stitch with one strand of floss for most projects because it takes so much less time to prepare the floss. If there are more strands, you have to realign them after you strip, but with only one you strip and thread the needle and you're off! I think I first saw the beauty of stitching with one strand over two (on 32 count fabric) when I stitched Ewe & Eye & Friends' Christmas Pudding. Although there was an airiness about the stitching, the coverage was much better than you'd think. I do, however, stitch with what's called for most of the time. And usually that's 2 strands of floss.

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