Category Archives: stash

About threadholders…

A couple of weeks ago, Carolyn responded to a post with a wonderful question: Can you tell me how and why flosses or threads are attached to mother-of-pearl rings or floss cards or wooden thread holders like a hornbook or heart with holes around the outside edge to keep the colors separate? I mean, are…

Another shop’s demise

Earlier this year, I received a letter from one of the two local needlework shops. The letter explained that the shop was closing, and detailed the merchandise sale prices during the summer. It’s always depressing to hear of another shop closing, but this is the first in my area. While this is not my most-frequented…

New stash from seminar

No, I didn’t go to this year’s EGA seminar, even though it was in Pittsburgh this year (<6 hours away).   I did experience a bit of it virtually, on the phone with MIL as she walked through the Merchandise Mart last Wednesday evening.  Thanks, Mom!  (Of course, she managed to buy part of my…

Organizing metallics

This past weekend, I took advantage of a good sale at Joann Fabrics and picked up a box, originally designed for holding Sulky machine embroidery threads. One of the members in my ANG chapter had shown how she used this to hold her Kreinik metallic threads. Thanks, Mary Lou! Once I got to putting all…

I won!

This evening was our local EGA chapter’s holiday party. Instead of doing a potluck dinner, for the last several years we’ve opted to go out to a nice restaurant and just enjoy each others’ company. Tonight’s dinner was at a locally-owned Italian restaurant. The food (capellini pomodoro for me) was delicious and the conversation quite…

Satin stitches & stash enhancement

I haven’t been posting over the last several days because there didn’t seem to be much entertainment or educational value in a bunch of posts titled “Satin stitches”, “More satin stitches”, “Yet another day of satin stitches”, and so on. At last though, I’m done with the satin stitches on the border of My Way….