with that whine?
I have a WIP picture and a complaint. First I'd like to explain why I don't post WIP pictures very often...which is not what I'm going to whine about. I took this picture on Monday before stitching the whole roof, the door, and the rest of the letters. So now when I look at the picture I think I should take a new one to show how much more is done. It's always like that... if I just wait one more day I'll have so much more done to show everyone.
ABeeC Sampler by Country Cottage Designs. One of my Crazy January Challenge pieces.
this post illustrating that very thing. I'm not sure if I should keep stitching on this piece or what. I hate to invest the time if it's just going into the UFO pile.
I am lucky enough to have 2 cross stitch stores in my area but neither carries Crescent Colours. I wrote to my favorite online store (where I've spent a whole lot of money over the years, I might add) asking for a little personal service in choosing a darker skein for me and I HAVEN'T HEARD BACK. I'm not happy and I'm not going to forget.
So, what's a stitcher to do? I'm going to contact another online store and see if they'll look at their inventory and pick a darker green for me. If not, I'm going to give serious consideration to not stitching pieces that use threads we can't easily get. Designers need to get the message. If we can't get the supplies, we can't stitch their designs. Both my local shops have told me the same thing.... they can't afford to stock the entire line of whatever threads designers decide to use. They stick with the tried and true Week's and Gentle Arts. I get it. They don't know what designs are going to be a hit and continue using a thread line, making the investment worth it. Local shops struggle. We're lucky to have the ones we do so I'm not faulting them. I'm just whining!