I had some DMC linen threads in my stash which i've never used and i was sent a few extras by a friend when i told her i had decided to stitch the Papillon Creations Mystery SAL 'How Does Your Garden Grow' with them. The colours although muted looked really nice and i was keen to make a start on it. Last night i sat down to stitch, i did 4 flowers and by this time it nearly went into the bin!!! They are awful to stitch with, the slubs in them make it hard to thread the needle and they seem to fray so easily. As i need to make sure i have enough thread for the 13 parts of this mystery i knew that if i continued with them i wouldn't enjoy this project and be worrying that i might run out of thread so out it all came.
This morning i decided that i would use good old DMC and make it a really bright and colourful project to try and regain my enthusiasm with it. After pulling lots of different colour choices i finally decided on these and i sat for a long time today really getting carried away with it enjoying it so much. Part 1 is now complete and i'm really looking forward to the next part.