On Sunday, the block was another embroidery block and I realized hey….we’re doing several of these; I know that in general I have “Civil War” fabric colors so I’ll buy some skeins of floss in coordinating colors. Black, brown, rust, medium blue. I bought 4 skeins and thought I was good to go.
Then came today’s block, which if you haven’t guessed is a boatload of embroidery. Hey I like embroidery; I just didn’t think 3 steps ahead on this. I needed green, black, dark blue and light blue, yellow, light pink, orange, magenta and dark red. What in the sam hill? I started this sampler with 0 skeins of embroidery floss. I stocked up on stabilizer for applique work but didn’t figure out that what I really should’ve stocked up on was embroidery floss.
Am I set now on floss? Time will tell! I have the green portion stitched so we’ll see how much I get done this evening. I’m taking tomorrow afternoon off so hopefully I’ll get it done by then.
In the meantime there was much joy and mirth at my house today when the letter carrier showed up with a copy of “The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt” that I bought for just ten bucks! Am I excited? You bet!