&Stitches Magazine posted a challenge to crafters to show them our embroidery tool kits. Mine is my Born to Stitch tote bag I stitched up a couple of years ago, tri-fold wallet with elastic to hold pens, stylus, and seam ripper, and my Mason jar pin cushion that doubles as a way to hold the embroidery floss I’m using for each project.
The tote bag holds everything plus whichever embroidery project I’m working on at the time. I would like to find a plastic Mason jar (instead of the plastic I’m currently using). Until I do, I’m just super careful when I carry it around!
What’s in your tool kit?
I’ve had my hot glue gun for 24 years, since 1989. This beauty is the only one I’ve ever owned – how’s that for longevity and utility?!
She’s an Emhart Thermogrip Cordless Glue Gun, model #TG-C. As far as I can see online, you can’t get this particular model anymore. In the throw away society we seem to live in, it’s pretty amazing that an electrical device such as this is still functioning after all these years! I’ll tell you what, she heats up HOT! In fact, I was gluing something right after I shot this picture, and I burned the pad of my index finger!
I was surprised to learn that as of July 1st Google Reader will be retired. It’s such a regular part of my life, that it didn’t occur to me that it wasn’t as popular as I thought it was! You can read about this change, and many more, on the Official Google Blog. Lucky for you, I’ve found a fantastic alternative in Feedly!
Todd and I put an offer on the above house, and it was accepted! This homebuying process is more intense than it was in the last houses I bought. Besides our Realtor, we had to also get an attorney, which I didn’t have to do before.
Our closing date in June 26th, and I’m trying not to worry about every little thing that could go wrong. Our Realtor is confident, our mortgage broker is confident, and Todd is confident. Me? I’m stuck on the 1,001 things that could go wrong! We have to give notice at our rented townhome by May 15th, which is a month and a half before our closing date (chosen by us because of our lease). What if something goes wrong between the time we give notice and the day we’re supposed to close??!!
Do you see that handsome fellow?! Doesn’t it look like he’s smiling at me? This is Jojo, a silverback Gorilla at the Brookfield Zoo. Todd and I participated in a Wild Encounter called Great Ape Escape through the Zoo. It was really neat because Todd and I were the only people in the group. Within the first 5 minutes of arriving, I was standing less than a foot away from Jojo and three females! I fed Jojo and Kamba each cups of orange juice…as in, I held the cups up to their mouths and tipped the cup for them to drink (through their pens).