Thursday, November 9, 2017

Needles and Pins

 I packed up the Halloween samplers until next year and started kitting up the autumn sampler pattern I had bought a few weeks ago. The problem was, I hated my needles. DMC needles are awful. I can never thread them because the eyes are so rough inside. They are all my craft stores carry so I had to order some better ones from 123stitch.



 Of course I saw this cute little Thanksgiving pattern so I had to have it too.



 And the floss.


Now I have two more samplers in the works. That makes 9 if I don't count the Halloween ones. That's a ridiculous amount if I think about them in terms of finishing-so I don't.

11 comments:

  1. Oh I really like that new sampler. I can’t look at cross stitch because I have no more places for any new ones. I really miss it too. I never thought my issues with threading those needles could be the needles themselves. I always blamed myself and my eyes. Good to know that it’s probably not all my fault! Ha ha! Have fun!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Nine is good number but ten is better :) Happy stitching!

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  3. JoAnn's has floss on sale for 33 cents until Sunday. I may or may not be going. BTW, I blame you for my current Flosstube addiction!!!

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  4. Nah, if it makes you happy and not stressed, then go for it! I like the Thanksgiving cross stitch!

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  5. I like your thought process although I do think you need to round that number up to ten. Ten is such a nice even number...do't ya think? LOL

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  6. Flosstube is new for me so I'll be taking a look at that! I always learn something from this site!

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  7. Well EXACTLY my friend. Whose counting? I love seeing your work seasonally. It is not like you just put them away forever. You are good!

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  8. A good needle makes all the difference!

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  9. Nope . . . just think about fun and variety. You will never get bored with just one project.

    I just bought some of those Bohin needles. They are okay, but I really miss My Favorite Needle. I wish someone would buy the rights to those so they could be made again.

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  10. You've got me thinking that perhaps my threading troubles are the needles as much as my eyesight. Are there particular needles that you would recommend?

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    1. I am using the Bohin and the John James in size 24 now and it is making a huge difference in threading.

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