I missed the last Blog Hop, but I love the discussions that get underway. So, I was really happy to see that although I'm a couple days late, I didn't miss this one. The topic:
What are your must-have stitching tools and aides? Other than your trusty scissors, of course. Is there a problem you have had when stitching that you created your own solution for, or have you purchased a tool that helped?
The best tool that I have purchased is a little "frogger." It's a hand-made item from Stephanie Bishop, and it's basically a very blunt needle on a wire with a cute decoration that allows me to pull out mistakes without ripping the floss or tearing my fabrics. I hate that I need such a tool (because who likes to admit that we make mistakes), but it's been great to not have so much wasted material when I need to correct some stitching. Here is the one that I sent to a friend of mine:
Another great tool was my FOB that I use for my threader. I kept losing it at the bottom of my mesh bag, but the FOB helps me to find it faster AND it's really cute!!
Hmmm, I also have Thread Heaven that helps me to use Kreinik. Just a little bit on the floss, and it's pliable and easy to use which is great because so much of Kreinik is used on the Miras!
I have tried a counter and the erasable highlighters, but I find it easier to stitch without them. I MUST have my magnetic boards and magnets to keep my place when I stitch. I also have my floor stand and scrolls for my large projects, a Q-snap for my smaller projects, mesh bags to keep everything clean and tidy, floss organizers for my projects, and my Ott-Lite. I have a floor stand model in my living room, and a smaller table Ott-Lite for my office depending on where I find myself stitching.
Now, if we're going to start discussing how everything is organized, that will be an entirely new and long discussion....
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