In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


It is the day we honor our needles for their work during the past year.

A couple of years ago, Susan Elliott of plays-with-needles offered a class to enable us to make our own needlebooks and I joined in.

And my needlebook sits by my chair every single day:

You will notice that the ties are not tied, probably because I am in and out of the needlebook with just about every stitching session.

And apparently I use more tapestry needles than any other, which reflects the fact that I work on linen and canvas more than any other ground.

Which is what I hope to do to today. What better way to honor something than to keep it in use?


  1. The ties on my needlebooks are never tied either! :D

  2. And the ties on mine are never tied either..except for when we're traveling to a workshop or guild meeting. Glad to see your book with all your supplies. Your tapestry needles are so organized! It looks like they're in a row by size? That's a great idea. May your stitching in the next year be blessed and bountiful!! xo Susan

  3. Ooohh! How pretty!! I've never seen one before! What a great idea!