I bought this pack of craft needles at Walmart recently. There are tapestry and chenilles, quilting, etc. If you punch away the cardboard hang tag and leave the rest on the back, there’s a guide to each type and size needle. The clear top slides around and has a tiny hole through which you can dispense the needles and put them back. I don’t remember what I paid, but it wasn’t much. I may go back and buy another set for my embroidery box. (This one currently resides in my sewing room.)
I spent a long weekend working on my red and gold project. I really enjoyed myself and stitched till my fingers hurt. I’m just not so sure I like what I’ve done. I’d remove the beads, but it’d leave holes.
I plan on making it into a book jacket, so we’ll see. I think I’ll put it up for a week or so and have a look at it again,then.
Check out this wired and beaded dragonfly: It’s part of an entry by Katherine Delicato in Evening Star Design’s “Enchanted 2010 Challenge and Contest.”