I have very much enjoyed Kay's samplers over at Smockery. Kay is not afraid of colour. I am. With this sampler I have used colour. To great effect? probably not, but it is a sampler, and I can live, and learn from things I don't like.
Remember this sampler focuses on scale and density, and how to create that effect with a needle and thread. It is not finished yet, there is a grand plan for the french knots.
I have been reading with interest SharonBs blog and her opinions on the importance of keeping a visual journal. This is a habit I have started several times (therefore unsuccessfully). I do see the value in preserving ideas on paper, it is just something I have found difficult to do on a regular basis.
The other thing that I find interesting are those class members that record all the threads they use for a particular stitch, or a sampler. I guess I can see the value in this, for others, who may looking at my pics and are interested, but I think for me, this class is about just the stitching, the exploration, and completely milking Sharon of any pearls of wisdom she is willing to part with. I don't want to be able to recreate a stitch later, I want to recreate a feeling, or a moment. I am so enjoying stitching just because......
Having said that, if anyone is desperate to know what thread I have used for something, just ask!
I mostly stick with DMC floss, pearle 8 and perle 5. I have thrown in a little wool, and will be using some ribbon soon.
(The bottom photo is truer in colour)