Gentle Readers and Dear Friends another rainy day - brisk cool winds blowing around the rain makes it extra special - just writing down the words you really can't hear the sarcasm, but I bet you can see it!!! :) Yesterday morning after I posted we had a huge downpour of hail/rain mix that was really loud. By the weekend it is supposed to clear up so there might just be some Estate Sale/Thrift Shopping in the near future- fingers crossed
The post title today is from some postings and discussions I have been reading on other forums/boards. I guess we all get attached to the needle we use - and for me it is the John James 28 gold petits. It seems that lots of stitchers don't care for the JJ brand. I have always liked them and find them to be great needles. For me I will use the same couple of needles for many projects. I can only think of a couple of needles that broke, usually the eyes will get bent so that a piece of floss will no longer go through. Then I toss it out an pick up another one. I also like Piecemakers needles but they do not come in the Petit size. So when I use one of these it feels that I am using a harpoon to stitch with - smooth as silk but too big. I guess the needle discussion is a little "tempest in a teapot" - we use what we like and whats most comfortable.
I have been seeing all over the place the little sneak peeks from the Nashville Market and have already put in a couple of little orders. As usual there are a few things that I want and will add to the stash, but no where near as many things as I usually want to get. I wonder if tastes and styles are just changing or my stash is so far beyond SABLE that I am becoming a bit more selective? There are a couple of must haves for me - including "Ann Grant" from Theresa over at Shakespeare's Peddler - ( I couldn't make this Blogger thing download a snap so you will have to click to see it) I am really loving this sampler!!! - and - I am also adding the Blackbird Designs newest Book "A Stitchers Journey." (click on over to see the cover). There are a few other things, but I am finding that not nearly as much "Must haves" as in years past. What I am finding is my addiction to the e(vil)Bay and the Cross Stitching Secondary Market - with my obsessive chasing OOP things. There is more there that is "old" than new things coming out that I want and feel are must haves, or at least for me that is the case. Is anyone else feeling the same way or am I out here as a minority stitcher????
I think that's about it for today. I do thank you stopping by - do come again!!