It was a hard decision for me to let go of the floss I hand-dyed at CATS in 2006, but I finally did it. Friday was Doodle Day at the Sanman Originals message board, and I liked the doodles so much, I wanted to stitch one. So I decided to make a biscornu and figured, really what was I holding all that floss in reserve for? So I picked out one of the Sanmans I liked, chose a really pretty color I had made with plum and navy on a beige-y grey base, and got to stitching.
It's gorgeous. I am really getting tired of the no-camera situation, because I am really proud of that floss and I want to show it off. It doesn't look like something I dyed; it looks like a professional dyer did it, if I do say so myself. I did have an expert teacher, though, so it's no wonder. And the best part is, the threads are COLORFAST. The dye was steamset, and then we rinsed them when we got back to the room, and so they are set. Now, all I have to do is press it, and then put it together. I don't know if I am supposed to stitch a border, but I am gonna let it go on this one. After all, if it took me 18 months to find something to stitch with it, it's pretty precious stuff.
Of course, now that I've used some of it, I have to dye more, LOL. I am trying to figure out a decent way to set it up to do this. Somehow I am not sure the set up around the dining room table will work well.