Here’s the remaining two SBQs to bring me up to date:
Have you ever stitched something as a gift and later realized that receiver doesn’t respect your stitched gift a bit (for example it’s never on show, or you have other reason to suspect that it may even be nonexistent or at least placed in some dark storage room corner)? If so, what have you done? If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid such people what would you do if it’d happen to you?
I have been very selective in my choice of giftee. Other than immediate family (and then only those who I know would appreciate the value of a stitched gift), only a few friends who are also stitchers have received a stitched gift from me. None of the gifts have ended up in dusty corners or been otherwise ill-respected. I have a few more people to stitch for, but mostly I’m happy to stitch for myself. I wouldn’t want something I spend so much time on to be thrust away disdainfully, that’s for sure. I think if that happened, I’d secretly kidnap the piece back!
If you have stitched for a while, can you usually pick out the DMC colors you need from memory when you go to your LNS? (For example, you know that 610 is a brown.)
Well, white, ecru, 310 and B2500 are not a problem, of course. And I would know 3041 and 3042 if I chanced upon them in a dark alley! I could probably identify a handful of other colours commonly used by Teresa Wentzler as well. But if I had a shopping list and left it home, I would be bound to forget what was on it. I have a spunky new PDA now though, so I’ll never be leaving my shopping lists behind again!