We had two questions to answer this month.
Questions 1. Gadgets! Show us your favorite stitching gadgets!
Well, I'm not really sure what constitutes a gadget in stitchery but I have photos of the tools I use .
To start with, I have a wooden "box" with magnets inside to keep my needles, pins, needle threader and embroidery scissors in. It even catches the occasional (who am I kidding - often) stray beads fo eventual re-packaging! I have had this for ages; can't remember WHERE I got it (or from whom); and I really can't do anything needle-and-thread related without it!
Occasionally I will use a hoop. I ALWAYS use the hoops for crazy quilting and sometimes one will be used when stitching on something small, like an ornament, or when I am traveling.
That's a 12" ruler for scale...
Sadly, I was a no-show at the Olympic Stitching event (and at the Olympics as well --- somehow, I couldn't get excited about ether). So my intent to work on my blackwork fell by the wayside. Disqualified and sent home by the team!
What DID I do stitchery-wise this past month? Well, Not a lot but I did finally file away a lot of random loose charts that had been piling up over the past few years. In the photo below, you can see how my charts were being "stored":
Interestingly, in doing this sort, I only found one (yes, ONE) duplicate chart. THAT is either a reflection on my memory (I doubt that) or a reflection on the fact that I haven't ordered much recently and/or my stitching tastes have changes.
Next step - do something similar for the kits and chart packs in my stitchery cabinet -
As for my goals in March, who knows... maybe I will begin to stitch again.