Anyway, I worked my sampler:
You can see how uneven the first black stitches (on the left) are. The second row is worked in a 'strange' thread. It is beautifully variegated but extremely waxy. It was a gift, thrown in when I bought something else.
For my TAST project I once again pulled out odd bits from my stash of scraps and simply let the needle do the work. Not much to write home about, or even write a blog post about! Sorry for taking up your time!
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