Wednesday, February 29, 2012


My friend Lynis has used and raved about the Slimline Table Lamp for two years.  Judith told me how much she liked hers.  I ignored them both.  I recently saw on a blog (sorry, I can't remember which one) that it could be attached to the tool holders on the K's frame & the System 4.  I decided to try it.  It arrived in a narrow five foot box.  I wasn't impressed.  Pamela & I were stitching last night so I decided to unpack it.  Still not impressed.  I finally got it set up and switched it on. We simultaneously exclaimed  WOW!  The light is incredible.  Probably the best I've used.  It's easy to bend & manipulate.  It didn't shine in my eyes.  It comes with a table clamp if you don't have one of the frames.  A better idea would be to purchase a floor frame.  The Slimline Table Lamp is now a new product for Needlepoint Tool Time. 


Friday, February 17, 2012


A customer ordered Lisa Krause's Dog Leash Holder.  It arrived today.  I had dinner guests this evening so we opened the box.  We were all blown away!  It is so much better than the photo.  The frame measures 16 x 13".  The frame is lacquered and shinny. The dog on the canvas is a Sheltie (I may have that wrong as they are all dogs to me.)  My company didn't think that the canvas needed to be stitched; it looks great as is.  It was so much fun to see the finished product.  Lisa may have to send all the frames to me first instead of sending them directly to the customer.

Have a Happy Holiday,

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Tuesday evening Pamela & I drove to San Bernadino for the ANG monthly chapter meeting.  The program was an opportunity to sell your stash & Needlepoint Tool Time was invited to attend.  It was a fun and successful evening.  The Chapter had been ask to dispose of the stash of a recently deceased member.  Huge is not a big enough word  to describe this stash.  Much of it was old and dated.  The moral to this story is edit now!

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 4, 2012


On our way to TNNA, Pam & I stopped at Needler's Nest in Surprise, Arizona.  It's right across the street from the entrance to Sun City.  THREADS! was the first impression.  Some I'd never heard of.  The store teaches Brazilian Embroidery so carried lots of rayon.

Peggy Schuld, the owner of  Needlers Nest,  has purchased many of the ANG Auction night pieces.  The American Flag from the Indian Wells Seminar is hanging on the wall to your left.  The tree with the Halloween Hats is sitting on the Anchor Cabinets.  There was a large urn full of masquerade masks.

We did find that they were out of most of the red threads for the ANG STOM.  They referred us to Be Stitched for Soy Luster which we were able to purchase.  Be Stitched was also low on SOTM threads.  They did have the white canvas with silver threads.

There is a new slide show on the web site.  Purchases are arriving daily.  I think I have most of them on the web site.