I saw this cross stitch kit and HAD to have it. I don't even particularly like cross stitch either so go figure. what helped seal the deal was that it was 15 bucks. Ya'll know where this going right? I thought so.
I open the kit and there is a zillion threads. I don't get the idea of a premade thread organizer since the threads just tangle up on each other on the bottom. Yeah. That works. NOT. I bought a cheap plastic box that said it was made for organizing floss with cardboard thingies and got to work writing color/numbers on each one. Some of the colors have up to 10 strands on them. Trying to wrap them around a cardboard thing isn't working but I continue to plod away. This is going to be so pretty once it gets done I told myself.
What started out as a very organized thread box has turned into a giant mess after a couple of days. This sucks trying to cut the threads when you have so many wrapped around. Try adding one strand from two colors and this is not fun.
What I also didn't realize is that the aida fabric squares are so small you can't even see them. I'm blindly trying to stick the needle in/out of the fabric as I go. I seem to remember the last cross stitch I had done years ago had bigger ones. Oh..just checked the box, it's 18 count Aida fabric. This is only part of the top skirt and a partial rose. I had to literally rip out where I started with the bushes as I had done it wrong since the squares are so small. You can see how small the squares are.
It's also stretching as I go and it didn't help that my cat climbed into the embroidery hoop last night making it stretch even more. I know if you tighten it more, you stretch more of the fabric.
If you know the best way to organize this mess so I don't spend more time trying to find/cut/separate floss and more time stitching PLEASE let me know.