With Thy Needle and Thread - Brick House Sampler. This is sort of wonderful, but again, it is one over one, on a 28 count mushroom lugana evenweave.
I had never heard of Floba. But Stitch and Frog had offered a fat quarter for something cheap, so I ordered it months ago. This is a photo of it in Oatmeal, 32 count, with my starts on it. But I am using the backside of it. See, the front side does have a lovely mottling, and it's darker. It has specks of dark tossed in - just enough on the backside to also be interesting. But this was a 32 count - I thought, oh, can I get this in a 28? a 25? So I started to look. But the stuff Stitch and Frog sells is 32 and from Zweigart, and she's saying it's called, extra fine oatmeal. It's $14 for a fat quarter. So then I looked on 123 Stitch - and they sell Floba, in 18 and 25 counts only - $12 and $13 for a fat quarter. But it's made by Wichelt. Meaning, it could look completely different. All oatmeals do not look the same. I think Hobby Lobby sold something similar but it's different too, so I might have just lucked into a 32 cut that I liked from Stitch and Frog.
I had ordered a 40 count to try that Blackbird pattern. 40 count, over two - yeah, that's way out of my comfort zone. It was a PTP fabric that I got - and stitching over two - I'd get a 20 stitch per inch result, but I'm already stitching 28 and 32 over one. But I had wondered. I have something else that is a 35 count to try yet. I know just a few threads more or less is a big deal. I'm on easy street at 25, comfortable at 28, and pushing it at 32, all over one. So a 35 or 36 over two? I get that over two on 40 is a 20 count over one result - but I have always said - counting to two is not my thing. But there have been patterns - that called for a 36 or a 40 count - or the fabric I needed was only available in those higher counts - so I had wondered. The answer for me is - not even if they were giving it away free. Nope, just out of my comfort zone completely. But on the upside - I'm never going to have to look or consider it anymore.
Yeah, it's not my favorite, but it's easy. It's on 25 count.
I went to the dmc sale to get floss for the Lizzie Kate patterns. I got 99 more skeins of dmc. Matched them to the patterns. Then I looked to see if the one Lizzie Kate kit pattern I had still considered was back in stock - and it was - I ordered it, so I would have no regrets, and picked up one other one that I keep seeing in videos with people stitching it. I had just gotten the dmc flosses knowing the second pattern was getting ordered at some point. I am still trying to adjust my spending - but you gotta buy it when they have it, or you get floss while it's on sale, but it's putting my spending out of whack. At some point, I know it will settle.