Here's my finished Fairy Celebration, she's a freebie from Passione Ricamo. Stitched on 14count raspberry aid with DMC white and Madeira Metallic Silver. I'm not keen on the Madeira Metallics, they don't seperate easily and are very thin. There's also the problem of what to do with the piece you cut off from the long thin packet. With DMC I use Floss-a-way bags and put the cut-off piece back in the bag (with standard threads I tie it through a piece of card cut from a thread sorter and put it back in the bag.)
For those who aren't aware, I have a feature on my blog where I post the contents page of each magazine I buy. This is to help people decide if they want to look for the mag themselves (I don't post the charts). The new edition of Cross Stitch Collection has been added today. Come and have a peek at Serendipitous Stitching!