While my original plan was to work on MTM again tonight, I am still struggling a little bit with caffeine withdrawals (ouch, the headache I woke up to this morning!!), and thus decided to pick something that I thought would be more fun. I didn't stitch for very long today, but I did almost finish the very colorful diamond shapes at the bottom of House 3 - they look southwestern to me, very cheerful!
Q. Do you have a favorite needlework tool that you like to work with? What is it and why do you like using it?
I must admit, I was really surprised at how few people have responded that they have a favorite needlework tool! I have many, many, many - but I only will post three of them here... I feel a little awkward to have so many now that I see most respondents didn't report even one... My all-time favorite is my Do-lolly. It is pictured in the center of the photo. This little gadget has gotten me out of so many scrapes! It is great for fixing boo boos too. When you have only a tiny little piece of floss in the back of your piece that needs to be woven under stitches to secure it, you just grab the Do-lolly and put the little folded wire piece under the stitches, tuck the tiny end of the floss inside of it, and gently pull! I don't use the hook - it is too bulky. Instead I just use my needle to guide the floss into the Do-lolly! Voila - all emergencies easily averted!! I also adore my Tacky Bob (the flower case on the right) - which holds my beads when I am beading a project. And, my needlecase - this is wonderful - the inside has magnets that hold my needles (lots and lots of them) in place, as well as tiny tweezers, my Do-lolly, needle threader and such... can't live without these! **I am not sure what the yellowish splotch is in the bottom right corner of the needlework on my needlecase... just camera trickery, I guess.
Daylily: Indian Giver
Stitched on today: Houses of Hawk Run Hollow