Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Happy Hearts to You!

I meant to post this yesterday, but just didn't get to it - too much loving going on!  I hope you all had a day filled with love and kindness.

We don't really "do" Valentine's Day per se - cards and a little bit of candy, Paul's favourite dinner (meatloaf!), and some goodies for the boys.

As lovely as roses are, I love carnations - they last such a long time.  I was lucky enough to receive FOUR bunches!

So I joined the bandwagon and bought a Creative Options bobbin box.  I was able to put all three of my DMC boxes into one, yeah!  I'm pretty sure I have all of the DMC colours, but I might be missing one or two along the way.  
The only "problem" I had with the box, is that the cardboard bobbins don't fit the way they should - it's not quite wide enough.  I tried to turn it over, but then they were too tall and the lid wouldn't shut properly.  I also tried to trim the bobbin, but that wasn't right either.  End result - I put them in crooked and still have plenty of room for more!

Saving the best for last... we had another stitching date on Sunday, but only Denise and DJ were able to come.  The time just flew by, as it always does when we get together.  Looking forward to meeting next month, for the weekend this time!



Nicola said...

Your home is where .... Is so pretty. Who is the design by?

Danielle said...

I am wondering if my bobbins are smaller than yours? I got mine at The Stitching Post. Westex brand, I think. I am able to stand them up so at a glance I can see the color number/name that I have written on the top and my box shuts with no problem.

Autumn said...

I am winding my flosses but the boxes I have look much smaller. I may need to look for some larger ones like yours.

Mangogirl said...

beautiful stitching. Love the look of your new bobbin box :D

Astrid's dragon said...

My bobbins are way old - from the 80's! Maybe they make them smaller now, but this will have to do - I'm not changing over at this point.

This box was so much nicer to tote around this past weekend, I actually had enough room in my bag for other goodies!

N - I just sent you an email.