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Update on “Flossy”

In  my last post I forgot to include an update on “Flossy” … she of the candy-floss sickly pink dress …


Well sadly this is how she is going to stay for the foreseeable future as Hoffman sadly didn’t provide enough Kreinik #4 braid in the kit (and quite frankly paying $50 for a kit I would have expected more from them!!) to complete her, and it’s not a colour I have floating around in my stash, albeit a quite sizeable stash … and Hoffman don’t seem to be willing to respond to my online query about getting a replacement thread sent out.

I do have to admit that she’s grown on me over the weeks she’s spent lolling around the bedroom … I don’t think we’ll ever be BFFs, but she doesn’t make me want to puke quite as much as she used to!  Anyway, she’s just going to have to sit and taunt me for a while longer, as I’ve already put in a thread order to Nordic Needle prior to running out … and quite frankly I don’t really want to fork out for an entire spool of thread that I’ll never use in a million lifetimes after Flossy is finished … so there you have it …  I still have to frog and re-do her legs, thanks to an old dye-lot of DMC … but in truth I can’t bring myself to do it yet knowing that I still can’t finish her off … poor old Flossy, here she will sit unfinished and unloved for the foreseeable future!!  I still haven’t decided what to do with her once she’s finished … I may even keep her … maybe … I will decide later I guess … 🙂

8 thoughts on “Update on “Flossy””

  1. I”m sorry to hear that Hoffmans are being dinks and not replying to your e-mail. Any company that does kits should be willing to provide more if necesasry!

  2. What is the color number of the Kreinik that you need? I have a large stash and would be willing to mail you some, although not a full spool but enough to finish her. I think she is beautiful!.

  3. Gotta be honest, Anne – I can’t see you and Flossy mixing it for the rest of your lives! She just doesn’t seem anything like your usual taste in cross stitched ladies, lol! Does your Mum like her?

  4. I can only say that she is beautiful, and perfect for my home….she would be well loved here. My solution is to hold a raffle of sorts and let the new owner finish her. Of course, perhaps a swap of some kind would be more to your liking.

  5. Hello! I wanted to tell you I came across your Enchanted Mermaid and just fell in love with the beautiful piece you completed. I have been looking for a mermaid that appears blue, and this one seems to be it. Thank you for sharing your fabric choice. Your blog is just lovely, and all of of your projects are inspiring! Elizabeth

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