Daily Archives: June 16, 2010

Art with My Needle ~ Week 42

Today the title should be Art without My Needle.

Why?  Simply because there are no needles or stitches to show today. No!  Now that is not quite correct.  I actually have needles and stitches but of a very different kind.

For most of the time while working with Spencer Spider and his cushion, I was working on a wing and a prayer.  For the first time in my life I found difficulty threading needles.  Beading needles are particularly fine.  I was succeeding by feel and pure chance, simply because I knew where the eye of the needle should be.  You can only do that for so long, and this week I have taken a rest.

Yesterday I made a couple of purchases.  One was a packet of needle threaders, something I frowned upon having in my work-box all down the years.  Now I will have to put my pride in my pocket and use the gadget, if I wish to keep sewing!

My purchases

The card with two needle threaders is there at the front and the wool and needles are for a project that I have had in my head for some time.   Hopefully if the weather behaves for another week or three I’ll sit outside and play with the wool.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

In the meantime…

Something completely different.  Despite my Post yesterday, I thought I would show you the only Floral arrangement that I am happy with doing.

Anyone for tea?

It is an arrangement in a cup and saucer.

A side view.

The wide flat cup makes the job easier.