Friday, December 31, 2010
My plans for next year are to keep doing what I did this year - working on progressing on my unfinished quilts as much as I can, and only start projects that I can take to completion.
It sounds like the economy is picking up, and I hope to find full time permanent employment.
More immediately though, I am going to take advantage of my time at home by getting as much of the quilting and genealogy accomplished while I can.
Also, I am hoping to get a dog. This is the first time we will have had a pet in a long time. We previously had goldfish, so this will be quite a change! I've never had a dog, even as a child. I will try not to overwhelm the blog with pictures of a new pet, but I am sure I will be needing lots of advice from time to time.
I wanted to share a bit of what I recently learned. I had been buying needle threaders that look like the ones above - only they came in packs of three. I don't know what the brand name is. I hated them, because they kept breaking - the wire wasn't securely attached to the base, so it kept coming off, even when I held the wire to the base to avoid that.
I decided that I wasn't going to buy any needle threader that had more than one in a package. I only need one at a time, although I will probably be buying more, so one is always available. I heard good things about a Clover needle threader, but the site didn't have any, even though the website now has it. I bought the DMC needle threader one shown at the top of the post. Mine is blue so it is a little less easy to lose. Cue music. It is awesome. I haven't tried the ones on the sides. It works really well, and even though I still hold the wire to the base, it is securely attached and doesn't feel like it will come off at any minute. I've been using it for three strands of embroidery floss, and it is almost magical how it goes through the needle.
It also works well as a good luck charm, because there were several occasions that I was able to thread a needle myself without even needing to try the needle threader.
I hope that 2011 goes well for you - may you be healthy, happy, productive, and surrounded by love.