My life has been taken over by preparation for an upcoming class. I wasn't sure that it would go ahead and suddenly there was a rush of enrollments. This project includes 26 different colours of thread. For a participant to have to buy that many threads would make the cost prohibitive so I have bought the thread and will divide it between those doing the class.
This little bundle was $190 then there was another $60 of thread I got from England, plus the linen fabric. Granted I have paid retail for this. I am going to have to be more careful with my needles as they now cost $1 each.
I have a great stash of threads that has been fed constantly over the years and haven't noticed how much it cost. I look at the cost of embroidery kits and think how expensive they are but after this exercise I will look with new eyes. Embroidery is an expensive hobby.