SBQ Meme:Needles... 1-2-3 or more???

Today's SBQ was suggested Kathryn and is:

How many needles do you use during a project?
Have you ever loaded up a needle for every color?
Do you use a new needle for every project or recycle your favorite needle?

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1) At present I use two needles during a project.

2) Yes, but only once and it took me well over 4 hours to load up 48 needles. NEVER AGAIN!

3) I tend to recycle my needles until the eye bends to the point where it breaks. I purchase DMC brand when they’re on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I’ve got 50+ each of size 24, 26, & 28 tapestry needles, they’re cheaply made and break often but I’ve got plenty to spare.

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SBQ Meme Catch-Up: Exchanges & The Last Happy Dance

Seems I’ve fallen behind – O Well, here goes……

May 10, 2007 - Exchanges

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Ish and is:

How do you choose a project for an exchange?
Do you pick solely on what you know of the taste of the recipient or
are there other reasons you pick the piece you do?

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Well this one’s simple enough to answer. I’ve never participated in an exchange. That might be changing though, as I'm tentatively going to join a Harry Potter Exchange over on For this summer in timing with the release of book 7. Although I could chicken out at the last minute and drop out.

May 16, 2007 - The Last Happy Dance

This week’s SBQ was suggested Juls and is:

If you could only stitch one more piece what would it be and why?

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WOW, as Renée states - a loaded question – indeed! And I too was in a quandary whether or not to answer it.
I have so many kits and leaflets, how in the world was I to decided? And then it came to me – who was the first designer that gave me this incurable stitching addiction in the first place? Why Teresa Wentzler of course! [grin]
And of the first 5 TW kits that I bought back in 1996 “Peacock Tapestry” was my jaw dropping favorite, and still is. In the now 12 years since its release I had always hoped to stitch it, but the hand drawn chart did cause me concern. So I waited, hoping that Leisure Arts would republish the chart in a computer generated layout (Like with “Camelot Sampler” my 2nd favorite). Which doesn’t seem to be coming into fruition. Anyway, since there isn’t a time limitation to this last piece scenario I choose “Peacock Tapestry” as my Last Happy Dance and plan a very lengthy stitching duration lasting a good few years. [grin]
What the hey, I started “Camelot Sampler” back in March 2001 and I’m still working on it!

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SBQ Meme: WIPs and UFOs

Today's SBQ was suggested Kathryn and is:

How many WIPs do you have? How many UFOs do you have? When does a WIP become a UFO?

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Works In Progress = 10
You can check them out on my sidebar.

UnFinished Object = 1
Dame a la Licorne L'ouie (Music Tapestry)

When does a WIP become a UFO?
Referring to the UFO above. When you basically discover that needlepoint really isn't your cup-of-tea, and you have little to no interest in working on it. That doesn't mean I'll get rid of it ( i.e. toss it out. ). It just means that one day when I run out of other kits and leaflets I'll work on it. { Yeah, right and pigs will fly. } Ha Ha - chortle - Ha Ha

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P.S. On a side note - I went back to work today!! YEA!!!!
So Needlework gets moved to the weekends only.
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