Friday, 16 October 2020

for want of a needle

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 a load was bought!

See that little fella on bottom right? Yup, that's the reason this basket is overflowing. But who's complaining?!
My size 24 & 26 tapestry needles were down to 1 or 2. I use these for hiding ends in finer threads and also for beading.
As long as I was ordering the needle set, might as well add a few more items to my basket. This is called efficiency ;-P
All from my trusted online store - Pony Craft, and trusted brands Anchor & Pony. (no affiliation, simply an endorsement from a very satisfied customer for decades). 
Even though some items were 'sold out' or not listed, I enquired and they filled my order splendidly!
The jumble includes pearl crochet cotton size 8, mercerised size 40 & size 20, and knitting cotton size 10. So far I had knitting cotton only in cream which I used for tutorials. The contrast colourways I used were not of same thickness. Now I have 3 balls in contrasting colours, so watch out ;-P

This is the same wicker basket for which I want to tat a square mat. Remember Ruth Perry's bookmark that I wanted to expand into a square? Can't say when I'll get back to that project. I decided to discard that colour and have chosen a different palette for it. 

Doing the happy dance, but also secretly wondering Where I'll store all these (there's a lot of eye-rolling from you-know-who ;-P). And unfortunately they didn't have tapestry needles. These are coloured eye Chenille needles, but I think they will work fine. Will keep an eye out for the tapestry set, LOL.

8 comments:

  1. Ooh, a cornucopia of thread! And a few needles of course.

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    1. and spent the evening in inventory/cataloguing, Jane 😄 Such a waste of time, but a necessary evil.

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  2. Ooh, such pretty colors! And of COURSE, you "had" to buy all that thread....it would be such a waste of money to pay for shipping just for a little pack of sewing needles, right? This way it's more 'economical.' (Well....that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.) As far as 'where are we going to PUT all that new stuff?' - my answer is always "I plan to give almost all of it away....after I have tatted it into something someone can use." Meanwhile, you can store it in the square basket. :) What fun you will have, tatting with all those lovely threads, and dreaming up new projects to tat ....so you can use those threads. :)
    StephanieW

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    1. I learn from the Best, Stephanie 😆 and your excuse is my excuse 😄😃😉
      Thankfully all balls went into their respective boxes (as per thread size) which means I Have been using up threads 😄

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  3. Ooh! Such a beautiful display of colorful threads! I also tend to shop economically... and now my house is overflowing! ;-)

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    1. Diane, our economics is flawless 😄😆😃 And my eye-roller paid for it, so there! Not a dent on my purse, hehehehe.

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  4. What a wonderful selection of thread, I hope you enjoy them and look forward to seeing some wonderful new items from the,

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    1. They did have a few new shades and others are replacements for my stash. I hope to do them justice, Margaret 😃🌹💕

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