In the new reality of my life (because of my husband’s retirement , not because of the coronavirus) we are working to get our house organized. Part of that on-going project is to re-do the hall closet. My son came up with the great isea that I should put a needlepoint project into a grab & go bag.
Living in California as we do, there is a chance every year that we will be evacuated. If this hapens to you, you’ll be stuck in a place where there is likely little to do. Having your Kindle helps but, I eremeber from our multi-day blackout in October, there are lots of hours to fill.
His idea was to add some needlepoint to the bag. I gave it lots of thought and here are the guidelines I used to pick the project above:
- the project should be one with no deadlines
- it should need relativey few threads
- it should not need specialized equipment
- it should be able to fit completely into a prpject bag
- it should be big enough to last for several days
I decided that one big project didn’t make sense so I picked for small (3″) quilt blocks in Christmas colors. I can put one on stretcher bars and keep the rest in the bag. I’ll ppick an assortment of red, white, and green threads to add.
Other great options are complete kits, such as Stitch n’Go items or pre-packaged kits still in the packages. You’ll need to sort the threads once you open them. But you have everything you need except a threader and scissors.
Into the bag will go a magnetic needle minder, two needle threaders, lots of needles (because I lose them often), small scissors, and a small stitch dictionary.
This will give me some fun stitching to do in what is not the happiest of circumstances.