My cross stitching obssession began a bit later than a ton of other folks had decided to start cross stitching. I had no idea that so many people were doing it. My friend, Judy, showed a Christmas project she was working on from Stitching with the Housewives. When I saw that, I was hooked.
It wasn’t long before I discovered the monthly clubs. You could sign up for monthly or quarterly automatic shipments of the latest and greatest colors of fabric or floss. Most of those were full and had long wait lists. I did get into Colour & Cotton’s floss club and have been on their wait list for fabric for months.
I was super lucky to happen in on XJu Designs’ fabric club. I love receiving a little surprise package each month.
But . . Victorian Motto is one that so many of the flosstubers I watch have apparently belonged to for years! Some folks have tons of Victorian Motto floss. Every time someone says “I substituted Victorian Motto for the called for threads .. ” and they show 20+ Victorian Motto flosses on floss tags, I know they must have hundreds, if not thousands, of Victoran Motto floss. I tried to get into that club but by the time I found them, the shortages of floss and/or dyes had caused all kinds of issues for them and they were apparently overwhelmed. At one point, I read that it was best to try to buy “overstock” from their website. I tried that and never got a response. I was out of options until . . the other day I saw they were selling on Etsy.
I like doing redwork – not having to change colors. I think I may always have a redwork (or any one color project) going. When I’m tired, or when I’ve been stitching all day downstairs and want to go upstairs and stitch for a few minutes, a project that uses one color appeals to me.
This is a a combination of reds from Victorian Motto’s Classic Red Roses and a few other reds from other collections.
The one on the far left might be too pink but I want to have several redwork pieces, all done with a different shade of red so it might fit in nicely after I get a few true red pieces done.
So glad I found Victorian Motto on Etsy. Some day I’ll have a nice collection of Victorian Motto floss. Love those 20 yard skeins, especially for redwork when one or two 5 yard skeins might not be enough.