February 21, 2013

Next Blog Hop - Needles and Pins

I think of all the needles I've lost.... maybe two. I have always used a nearby cushion or a magnet.

The reason behind that started with the first two I lost. One was the ever present, down the cushion of the couch but I was afraid to go get it... but the second one landed straight up in my beige carpet. Unluckily, my then 8 year old Shih Tzu Mabel stepped on it and went fairly deep into her paw and she really hurt herself. My husband never let me live it down.  It required vet removal which cost me tons of dollars so I decided that was it, I wasn't going to lay them down anymore while not in use.

I was redecorating my bedroom in 2009, I actually bought a fabric lounger that I can stick my needles into the armrest when I need a quick thread cut or something like that.

I was at my trade show last week and there was a three year old boy named Rain, very interested in my hoops, needles, different things and getting all up my stash of stuff. I had a red needle cushion of Chinese descent and he was like a moth to a flame. The pretty satin color and the "dolls" around the edge. Anyway, he reached for one of the needles and I took it out and gently pricked him on his finger so that he could see that it was sharp and learn to be careful. He of course screeched and ran away never to touch my things again. Alls well that ends well.

I find I wear my needles out. I have actually broken two needles and the eyes have given out on two others. The needles that I buy are very good quality but I just seem to be hard on my equipment I guess.

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February 4, 2013

Blog Hop

This is a very timely topic from STNA:

Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?

Timely? Because I have had a sinus infection for 2 weeks. I finally went to the doctor on Friday and got some meds to nip it. Coincidentally, my dear 18 month old daughter Missy also has been plagued by fever and runny nose for several days! The problem is I have a stitching show in 4 days and no motivation to finish some small variegated designs to bring to showcase...

I have been stitching, but I have ZERO motivation to do blog posts, and enough energy to do about 30-40 stitches but my head begins to hurt, or the babe needs me. I have tried to pick it up everyday but there are at least 3 or 4 days where I just could not pick it up. 

I have been working on a 4 seasons thing that are kind of coming together, but they are only 6x6 in so they should be easy to pull off right? No. So far I have got 2/4 done, and the third one is not looking all that good. I will make sure I post the photos when I am done. Which is supposed to be before Saturday am! 

I am also looking to finish my Feb project for the 2013 Turkey Trot on BAP Attack, so here's hoping I get some motivation.

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