Nifty Needlepoint Tool!


Hi, Everyone —

I've been trying to find the time to write a few needlepoint-related posts from my recent trip to Scandinavia. We had a fabulous time and I met another stitcher in our tour group! We compared notes on stitching shops or museums that we found.

We saw some fabulous tapestries, beautiful ceiling designs, and furniture — all inspirational for things needlepoint!

I thought I would share with you my only needlepoint-related purchase (for which I got great grief from my husband.) I know that I have shared on several times, Debbie Stiehler's great idea about using a hammer to obviate the need for Evertite bars. So I've been on the lookout for a small hammer that I could keep clean for use with my needlepoint.

Beautiful Hammer from Bergen, Norway

So, while I was doing some last minute shopping in Bergen, Norway, I came across this beautiful painted hammer and knew that it was exactly what I needed. So I bought it! Harold really didn't understand this obsession, so I didn't tell him that I snuck it into his suitcase for the flight home! (My bag was overweight to begin with.)

In any event, I used it for the first time at the SOTM meeting last Saturday and it worked like a charm!




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