For the silver on all of them, I "made do" with a double strand of Talon American metallic sewing thread from my stash because I didn't have the Kreinik and I couldn't find my silver DMC.
I have done the bulk of the stitching and restitching of the Cat's Whiskers "On Christmas Day" sampler. I haven't decided whether I want to bead it or not, so I haven't stitched the small snowflakes (which I'm not entirely sold on either) yet. It is in serious need of a press before I can show a picture of the progress/possible final product. I stitch in hand and it's been rolled from all directions as I've stitched, so no matter what I try the ends curl in too much to get even a halfway decent shot. Maybe I'll break out the iron and board over the next few nights and take a pic or two and get your opinions on whether to bead or call it done!
In the great likelihood that I don't post here before the new week begins, I want to wish everyone the happiest of new years, and may 2011 bring you all the blessings you deserve!