Friday, August 11, 2006

Keeping track of needles



Ithought I might share how I keep track of my needles. After finding them hiding in my blocks I needed to do something. This is a needle book from a book called "Needle Books and other gifts for Quilters" by Debie Boyink. I have made several of these for gifts for my friends.
In the second picture you can see that I have labled the different needles with type, size and the initials of the manufacturer. My favorites are Piece Makers.
The needle book has 3 pages in it. I could have used some more.
When finished using a needle I try to remember to put it back in it's place. When I am working on a cross stitch piece I have the needle, usually with some thread in, stuck in the top of the 3"x4" baggie that I keep my threads in. I have the threads for each project in a plastic container, so I have all the neccessary things in one place.

4 comments:

dd said...

June you do beautiful work. I love your CQ blocks and the counted cross stitch is gorgeous. Great job.
DD

dd said...

June you do beautiful work. I love your CQ blocks and the counted cross stitch is gorgeous. Great job.
DD0ADD

Susan said...

I love needlebooks, too! I always want lots of pages in them. I'm a sorter and categorizer. =)

Debbie R. said...

Oh, I love it!