Since I’ve never cross stitched with the Au Ver A Soi 1003 silks that come on a spool, I didn’t give a thought as to how much thread I might need for the little red sampler I started last weekend. Last night I was happily stitching along thinking it’s so relaxing to just stitch a one-color project and not have to worry about thread color changes – relaxing until you realize you have already used A LOT of thread. As in I think I’ve likely used about half the spool but am NOT halfway thru the project, and that particular color was part of a special kit. Oops!
Here’s how far I was last night when I stopped. Of course, the reason I’m going thru thread so fast is I am using two strands to stitch this but that coverage is so pretty. I’m definitely not half done since the width and length of the section I have stitched is only the left half of the design and the right half will use about as much thread.
Plus I’m not all the way to the bottom of the design yet. I’m working on that border line below the largest alphabet so only about 2/3rds done with the length. Luckily, I was able to find a place that had the color in stock and have ordered two more spools, which hopefully will be plenty.
I have been wanting to do a green one-color project as well (you know I love green) and found a pretty shade of it so ordered some of that as well. Hopefully by the time I need it, the new supply of thread will have arrived and, if not, well I might have one or two other things I could stitch on in the meantime. 🙂