I spent the past weekend kitting up embroidery projects. I love doing this! I’m not exactly sure why I love it, but I do find great satisfaction in separating out supplies, counting things, fixing up little bags of thread, poking a variety of needles into felt squares – call me nuts, but I think it’s fun!
Maybe one reason it’s enjoyable is because it’s fun to work with quality supplies. I’m growing fonder and fonder of Bohin needles, for examples. When I pull them out of their packets and stack them in small heaps on the table, I can’t help admiring their smooth “skin” and their perfect eyes!
Picking out teeny freshwater pearls with lustrous coats and putting them into tiny bags two at a time – what’s not fun about that?
Mixing in three small vintage buttons….
… adding a pinch of seed beads, some ribbon rosettes, a length of chocolatey satin ribbon….
… and adding all this to beautiful skeins of fine embroidery wool, spools of linen thread and silk thread, a piece of fine linen, a length of vintage cotton…
…and what do you have?
A great recipe for a beautiful embroidery project!
And now that the kits are all together, I’ll be announcing The Nesting Place online class later this week. If you’re interested in joining in, keep an eye out for the announcement! If you already contacted me about “Advanced Notice,” I’ve added your name to that list already (no need to e-mail me again) and you’ll get an e-mail before the class is announced here on Needle ‘n Thread. All details – including pricing – will be announced at the same time.
Whew! Busy weekend!