Thank you to Judith, Maryellen and Heera for your kind welcome! I have been doing some stitching on a CQ I have been working on for a few years--pieced a good part of it and decided to embellish with metallic threads. Got frustrated very quickly because they are so fragile. Last year I discovered "Creative Addiction" which sells threads mainly for machine use but using multiple strands for hand work is wonderful! I am also almost done with the pattern for "One Kiss is Not Enough". Just have the Frog to do. It is very detailed with about 40 pictures and 20+ pages of instructions. I also have to trace out the pattern sheets. Yikes! Maybe by Easter!!!