Last meeting or so when I was up at Quilter's Paradise I bought a little blue box of Thread Heaven thread conditioner for my hand stitching and it's just great! The threads run smoother through the fabric and it doesn't tangle as much. I made it through 2 corners in the short time I was there so I count that as 50% done. It's the new math but anytime I finish a corner I call it a quarter done even if I start 10 stitches before a corner.
Note - these colors are truer than the last post. It's really a lovely collection.