This morning I got up early looking forward to the new books I received. I even was going to work a little outside. I had barely started in the yard when I found something that had been missing since the summer. When I made paper last year I couldn't find the blade section of the blender. Today I found it with my foot. There was a sharp pain in my foot and when I lifted it up there was the blade of the blender hanging from my foot! At this point I decided to go back inside.
So now that I was safely inside I started to make up a list of threads needed for the first 5 lessons of the needle painting book. Going through the DMC threads that I already had came up very short. So I started to get dressed so that Lee could take me to Joann's Fabrics. I was in the bathroom getting dressed when the strangest thing happened. I was putting on my bra and somehow the bra hooks got caught in my underwear! I couldn't do anything and had to have Lee help me get unhooked! At this point I really thought that hiding in bed might be a safe way to spend the day. But I was brave and went out anyway. The reason I went to Joann's was they have a large selection DMC threads plus I didn't want anyone I knew to have to scan all the thread at the checkout! Even with a list it took a long time to find all the threads. I purchased 71 skeins and still didn't get everything. I accidentally transposed some numbers and because some colors were mixed in with others I bought the wrong numbers. So after all that I still didn't have enough colors for any of the first 5 projects. So I decided to re-inventory the DMC thread I already had. That took a long time! My stash had 68 colors and when I checked it against all 15 projects in the book it really helped to fill in what I needed. So then I made a list of what I still needed and it came to another 71 skeins! To do all the projects in the book you have to take the store home! So here I am with 142 colors and still need 71 more skeins of thread! It never occurred to me that buying the thread would cost a lot more then the book. This could explain why I don't know anyone who needle paints.
The Romanian Point Lace is on hold until I can get the braiding made. It is getting easier to crochet the braid so next I will try to make size 20 braiding. But I have had enough for today and think I will try again tomorrow.