Well I stitched a good part of this International Hermit & Stitch Weekend. I unfortunately don't have an updated picture of my Majestic Peacock. I worked a lot on the tail feathers and managed to find the last dark grey floss that I needed for the body at Joann Fabrics. I used to shop for floss at Michael's but I am fed-up with their floss section... I know what your saying... "Chris, please tell us all about it... you'll feel better and we love to hear your rantings..."
If you insist.. :-)
At Michael's the whole floss area is a mess and they are out of a bunch of colors all the time. Also, would it kill them to occasionally put the floss back into the right bins? I put as many back as I can when I'm there. It drives me crazy to be kitting up a project and be missing one or two colors. Am I supposed to drive across town to get those other two???
You might be asking... why don't you just shop at Joann Fabrics? Well... DMC Floss is .35 cents/skein at Michaels and .39 cents at Joann. But it just isn't woth the headache anymore to save 4 cents. I will just buy all my floss Joann Fabrics. The floss section is wonderful at Joann! Organized and stocked well. Plus the staff is nicer and much more knowledgable about sewing and stitching. The staff at my Michael's don't seem to know much of anything about sewing/stitching... Maybe they know more about crafts.
Here's my last beef with Michael's... It drives me crazy when I am in line and the checker takes 15 minutes to do one return and they won't open another line!!!!
It is not my desire to trash on Michael's in general but MY LOCAL Michael's needs to work on it's customer service!
Ok I'm done venting... Whew... I do feel better...
Of course i do really like the frames at Michael's.. and thier seasonal stuff rocks... Fine... I'll shop for some stuff there...
Maybe I'll pick up some floss while I'm there :-) I mean.... 35 cents a skein!