Today, I’m going needlework shop hopping and looking forward to it. I have a wee little list of embroidery supplies I need, and a great long list of embroidery supplies I want (but I’m afraid most of the wants will have to wait!). My biggest goal is to buy some sets of 12″ and 14″ Evertite Frames. Here’s hoping at least one of the shops carry them and have them in stock!
Yesterday, by the way, I managed to hop through a couple of the shops on the list…
… and I found that I better go with a plan today, or I’ll end up overspending on more embroidery stash goods than I could possibly need! On the bright side, yesterday I picked up a few things that I think’ll be great for give-aways and whatnot here on Needle ‘n Thread – some nice threads, a few little accessories, and so forth.
Before I head out, I want to apologize for the lack of a post yesterday (I wrote one, it just never published! The woes of websites… I just hope this one actually publishes today!) and point you to an interesting question:
Over on her blog, Yvette Stanton has posed a very interesting question regarding leisure time pursuits…
Yvette notes that, despite the current economic trends, the sales in her needlework business are “chugging along” nicely, and she poses the question as to whether or not people’s leisure time is changing to more tangible, long-lasting pursuits – for example, learning a hobby (such as needlework, etc.)
I love this question! It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while
If you’re in the hand-made or crafting industry, you probably keep up with news about sites like Etsy, where people can sell their hand-made and vintage craft-related goods. Etsy continues to enjoy strong economic growth these days, despite the economic climate. While this is the “other end” of the question – the buying of hand-made goods as opposed to indulging in hobby and crafting supplies – still, I think it says something about where people’s interests are.
If you’ve thought about this question, too, head on over to White Threads and read Yvette’s post and add your thoughts!
Have a great weekend!
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