volunteer to stitch something without finding out what fabric is to be used first. The design was easy the colours were nice and it should have taken a few hours to stitch. When I read that it had to be done on aida, I went blank, did I have any aida still sneaking in the bottom of my fabric draw???? I did, a couple of reasonable pieces but they were coloured, and one white piece which had been woven from cardboard. Its years since I have used aida and think it will be even more years until I use it again, if ever. Every stitch reminded me of why I had the stuff. Its almost enough to put me off stitching ever again.
That said Barnabee came the other day and that is just the boost I need. Thank you Julie, I have ordered the charms from the place you adviced - and the Caron threads for my Taj Mahal as they were so much cheaper there. Now I have to stitch my wedding sampler, this months Heirloom Christmas and get through to the end of my rota so I can start on Barnabee lol. Well the charms have not arrived yet (only ordered last night) and I do have to sort all the other threads out but I cannot wait to get started on it, bet you never would have guessed.