Thursday, May 29, 2008

MUST HAVES : )

Good Afternooon! How is everybody doing? Yesterday, GF Sue D & Deb L picked me up & we went into LaPorte to visit House of Stitches for NANI business. What a delightful time! While browsing, I picked up a couple MUST HAVES. I have new thread drops for my perle cottons. I enjoy stitching tabletoppers & I think the thread drops will be the answer to my storage needs. I like to store the perle coton fibers without worrying about the 'bends' from floss bobbins.

ALSO, I found a drawstring bag for my mending supplies -- It has room for small scissors, little pockets on the inside for spools of thread & the bottom is a pincushion.


This is what it looks like when open:It is small enough to be portable & I luv the drawstring closure.












Floss Bobbins

I have not been able to keep up with individual e-mails! Sorry, it has been quite busy around here.


For the person who asked about the web link, for the freebie pattern to make your own Embroidery Floss Bobbins:

I tried the link this a.m. & it was working. Direct link is: http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=610 OR Embroidery Thread Cards.

For the stitcher looking for the multiple color floss bobbins:

I bought them at House of Stitches in LaPorte, Indiana. They are see-thru plastic & I think the same thickness as the white plastic bobbins. I visited House of Stitches yesterday & they still had some : )

18 comments:

Kim B said...

Those thread drops are so cute! And your new drawstring bag looks beautiful! I love that the bottom is a pincushion - how fun!

Mylene said...

Great stash!!! Enjoy.

Linen Stitcher said...

Oooo, a trip to House of Stitches. I'm jealous!! I so LOVE that place!! But I've got a trip planned for next month, so I'll just have to be patient till then.

Kendra said...

I love House of Stitches...wish I could visit the place in person! I do a lot of online ordering from them, though, and I'm always impressed with their excellent service.

Cute little drawstring bag!

Suzanne said...

I am curious about those thread drops and how the cottons sit on them. Please post a photo so we may all see. I love the drawstring bag, it's almost too nice to use.

Jane said...

Hi!

I would love to see how the thread drops work too... I don't like bobbins for my floss because of the bends/folds when you take it off, so this is interesting. Thank you.

Jane

Daffycat said...

Nice stash! I love the drawstring bag; it's beautiful!

Jenna said...

I just love the drawstring bag! It's so beautiful and such a cute size.

Karan said...

Very nice stash haul - especially like the little bag. :0)
Thanks for the Thread card link - very useful!

mymarkdesigns said...

Good idea for Perle storage... I think I'll have to make something like this for mine. Thanks for posting the pic of those colored plastic bobbins, too. I think I need a few of those LOL

PS. Congrats to Nicholas!!

Stitchingranny said...

what a neat little bag

staci said...

Adorable bag, perfect! And thanks for the thread card link~~love 'em!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Thank you for a great, informative post! Always fun to stop in to see what you're up to.

xo, Monica :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Thank you for a great, informative post! Always fun to stop in to see what you're up to.

xo, Monica :)

Von said...

I'm so glad you had a great girls' day out adventure! You bought some wonderful additions to your stash that you'll enjoy for a very long time. :D

Pat Winter said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.I see you are in Porter Co?????Where do you live? Now to browse your blog....Yes, I do things backwards.:-)

Cathy B said...

It's been a long time since I've made a trip to the LNS. Looks like you had lots of fun! Great purchases!

Ann said...

The thread drops are just what I need for my perle thread, thanks for the idea and thanks for your kind words about my stitching that you wrote on my blog.

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