Monday, March 31, 2014

All My Needles

I've had this project on my work table for a year. A big needle book for my entire collection of various needles. I got tired of looking through a pile of different packs of needles and different pincushions or sewing baskets for the needle I wanted for some task. My son thinks I have a lot of needles. Maybe yes, but not really. Needles come in packs of several, there are multiple sizes for each type of needle and there are multiple types of needles. Start doing the math and suddenly you have a bunch of needles. Thus the need for one large needle book to keep them all in one place. I have embroidery, sharpes, blunts(tapestry/needlepoint), quilting, bookbinding, beading, and a few upholstery needles.

I also have a few vintage golden eye needles my Mom gave me. I really don't know how old they are, several decades, but they are in perfect shape and some of my favorite needles.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Still Making Crochet Bags

It's so easy, relaxing, meditative. Just crocheting anything. A simple repetitive motion that results in something tangible, functional. That's what I do when watching TV, or more accurately, listening to TV and half watching. Who needs to see everything anyway and then there are all those annoying commercials. I hate the time wasted on commercials. If I'm making something while they go by I feel like I'm not wasting my time.