Feb 18, 2020

A little hole in a little drop

Mark suggested I get off my pity pot and have him drive me to the needlework shop in Boardman.  I filled my head with Toppik powder and decided to go.  And it wasn't Tuesday which is when I usually stop there, forgetting that the shop is closed.  She had a nice variety of charts and smalls, some reproductions, even HATS.  Saw many designers completely new to me, and this embroidery pattern caught my eye.  Isn't this sweet?  Sending My Love from Crabapple Hill Studio.  Not cross stitch but such a lovely project.  Other sayings are included for the banner... Remember Me, Hugs and Kisses, Friendship, and Thinking of You.

The owner is very nice and very helpful.  Unfortunately, a good customer was choosing colors and linens and I had to wait 40 minutes to pay for a few items.  She politely told me she only had one more project to choose.  I browsed while waiting to pay for my mini poms and found the thread drops.

  I was going to order the ones I showed you on Etsy with the extra hole but hadn't as yet.  This brand is sturdy but no lines for notes and no extra hole.  When I came home I searched for the hole punch and the drops soon became what I preferred.   That extra hole will hold the extra strands or any used threads without having to disturb the large knot.  One packet was punched, the others won't be until I see how it works.  I don't know why it wouldn't!! 

I recently saw two floss tube videos that show how to make your own in the first (with great ideas for material), and how to wrap your floss in the second (another great idea for storing).  And again, she pulls one thread at a time which boggles my mind.  I have trouble separating one strand from the six without being knotted around a hole!  But it works.  She is Cross My Stitches.

It's raining and gloomy today so I should be able to drive myself to the doc.  But my sweet hubs likes to chauffeur me.

Hope your day has some sunshine. 
But if it hurts your eyes, gloom is good too!!
As long as we have light.



JustGail said...

Thanks for the video links. I also ended up watching her video on making corner gauges.

As for separating 1 strand from the bundle - I find I have to hold the thread bundle part way down in my hand while pulling out a thread. It cuts down on the tangle zone.

Carol said...

I've still not visited that shop, Marly. It's about an hour away, but better than nothing :) Were there many models on the walls? I'm amazed at how seeing a stitched model can sway your opinion on a chart! Hope your doctor's appt. goes well today ♥

Truus said...

Hope it's going well with your apointment today with your doctor.
Thanks for the links to these video's!
Made mine always from a stripe of teabox with holes in both sides-one for the big thread bundle and the oposite for leftover threads of the same bundle. In between the number of the threads.
Greetings, Truus from Holland

C M Designs said...

Thank you for sharing the Utube videos. I learn something new every day.
I hope your eye appointment went well and will give you some relief.
So glad you have Mark to help with the driving. Bless his heart.
Charlotte in Va.

CathieJ said...

I find it is usually easier to separate two strands at a time and then go ahead and separate them into singles. I hope your doctor appointment went well. I do like that idea to have two holes to keep floss. I usually just use floss bobbins, but it is annoying to have bits and pieces wound around.

Ms Peppercorn said...

Wondering why the buyer in the shop just didn’t have the owner stop and take care of your smaller purchase? That’s what I did once when I was purchasing a bunch of things at the Covered Bridge ( gone now). Oh well, there could be worse places to wait!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thank you for the flosstube links. I watched the first one and it was good. Never heard of thread drops but I don't stitch much. Off to watch the second one soon.
Hope your appointment went well :)

Jacqueline Campbell said...

Thanks for watching my videos! Peg told me that you gave me a shout out here and I wanted to thank you and so glad you enjoyed the videos.
Jacque at Cross My Stitches

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