Good Sunday to you all. I bought a new laptop! Of course it was the cheapest one that has been collecting dust, probably fell off the shelf a few times, has seen newer versions come by twice, and all its siblings are retired or traded in, but I got it! I would love a Mac but will not spend that kind of money when a cheaper item gives the same results. I'm sure there are advantages, but still not worth the extra moolah. Yes, I am cheap. For years I've been paying off my sister's maxed cards and helping her son and grandson with cars and such, but when it comes to me - El Cheapo. Don't misunderstand - I am no where near "well-off" as they say. Difference is, she needs the help, it's neccessities - not pleasure spending. She is 73, my brother is 70, and I am 60. The age difference is because my mother saw her younger sister Helen's new baby and had to have another. Moi. Anyway, since I am the Queen of Returns, it's staying in the box for a few days. It's never buyer's remorse, it's DOLLARS remorse!! Unless my husband once again says "I think we should start looking for a used car for your sister", then the box will fly open (when it hits him). On to other topics.
Many of you wouldn't consider using a smaller count linen and I am now understanding the appeal of the higher count with those tight stitches. But for this design, I like the way the stitches allow the linen to show through the threads and make it appear closer to a woven piece. Did I just hear someone say yuck? I'll bet I know who!