Untangled

The holiday dishes are put away, the family is back in their respective places, the art quilts are photographed and entered. It’s time for something new.

I was stopped in my tracks yesterday by something that has been bothering me for a long long time- many years even- my impossibly impossible pin cushion. I needed a specific needle and I couldn’t allow myself to take another new one out of my needle drawer. This has been my approach whenever I can’t easily locate the correct needle in that forest of threads. “Enough is enough,” I said.

I have needles for quilting, embroidery, tufting, doll making, upholstery, needlepoint, and knitting- each in at least three sizes. I have safety pins, T-pins, and six different kinds of quilting pins.

One hour, a hundred fifty six needles and forty-eight pins later, I am free at last!



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  1. steve says:

    This is a good metaphor for taking the easy way out and then the need to take care of unfinished business and then, “One hour, a hundred fifty six needles and forty-eight pins later, I am free at last!”

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