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i seem to be having trouble...

soon to be stitched...

February's embroidery pattern is probably going to be one of my favorites for the year, because, well...how can you not love an Articulate Mushroom? But today as I was tracing the pattern I felt like I couldn't even trace my own pattern. What was that about? I just couldn't follow the lines. Crazy.

the last one

Speaking of having embroidery related troubles, I keep losing needles. As in, they are just somewhere in the house. They most likely have threads on them like you see here, but I don't know where they are. I'm forever searching, but with no luck. I'm hoping that they aren't found in someone's foot. At least they aren't terribly sharp.

Oh, and do you love that packaging? They are from an old sewing basket, and I'm not sure how long they've been around. But I do know that the Ben Franklin they came from hasn't been there for YEARS...

I'll be sad when my vintage needles are all gone...


  1. Oh no! Where did they go? Maybe in the armrests of chairs or couches? I hate losing needles. I find it a great accomplishment to wear off the nickel coating or wear through the eye.

    (I'm weird, I know.)

  2. My 2-year-old found a handsewing needle with his foot the other day :(
    And I really miss Ben Franklin! Ours still exists, but only as scrapbooking supplies, which I don't dare attempt. I have enough crafty flotsam around the house as it is.

  3. Anonymous5:02 PM

    I have a couple of packages of needles from my Mom's old sewing supplies - these things must be from the 60s or something. I can't bring myself to get rid of the packaging. :)


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