I've finished stitching seven of the Merry Mystic ornaments [and my own variations thereof], playing with various color schemes and shapes and using up odds and ends of Kreinik and Rainbow Gallery threads left over from other projects. It does my frugal soul good to use up all these bits and pieces from other projects, especially in the process of making something I can actually use this coming Christmas. There's something oddly satisfying about empty cards and plastic spools ... clear proof that I have gotten my full money's worth from past stash purchases. I wonder if I am the only stitcher who gets a kick out of using up fiber. Is it a bizarre personal quirk or do others get the same gratification as I do from an empty spool? I even have charts that I keep for the purpose of using up odds and ends of floss: my own Riona's Book Nook Bookmark or La D Da's Christmas Cardinal ornament. I am two decades too young to be a Depression baby, so it must be the aging hippie reduce-reuse-recycle mindset.