Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blog Hop #7: Left-Overs

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop
Question:  What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?

Up until recently, unless the project had the floss labeled with the DMC number, I tossed everything away. There was no point in my keeping the floss for any reason.

However, with my girls starting to learn, I have found that having these leftover pieces made it far easier for me to allow my girls to experiment and learn - they weren't wasting the "good" floss and costing me extra money other than needles and Aida cloth.

Now with the beads - that is a different story. I have a ton of different beads, and so long as I can label the beads and have enough to justify a labeled container, I will keep them.  You just never know when you might need just one or two to finish a project.

As for the needles, well, I keep the needles, but they are separate from the needles I normally use. If I need one in a pinch, I can pull from my stash, but I tend to prefer John James petites, and I have found they do not pull on the threads at all. 

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  1. I do the same thing with my needles. I'm used to using petites so the ones from kits seem so HUGE to me.

  2. I have a separate needle tin of "emergency needles" that my husband makes fun of :-p It's full of needles from kits, most of them still in the little plastic sleeve with the yellow strip on it :-p

  3. I never thought about the needles - I have to check out these petites.

  4. I do not have a big stash of needles yet, so I will turn to the ones I've taken from kits fairly often. One did break on me the other day, so I think I may just bite the bullet and order more Bohins :) Great post!



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