I was, however, allowing myself tools and I stocked up on several kinds of hand quilting needles that the sellers bragged about. Can't wait to try them. The English needles I've been using are fabulous; really, they are. But, they bend after about an hour and a half of sewing. Needles are cheap, but not that cheap. And, I finally bought a wooden needle case. No more traveling with needles in a box intended for mechanical pencil lead. And, I finally got a real stilletto. I've been using other things for that purpose and have struggled. Now, I know it is a useful tool, so I was willing to invest in one.
I also got cheater needles to make it easier when I'm burying threads instead of doing dense stitching for knots. I buried all the threads on that fancy quilt a few months ago and threaded each pair of threads through a regular needle. It was a chore. Not sure how these work yet, but the man guaranteed me they would be easier than what I had been doing.
But, my biggest indulgence was that little spool of thread on the right. It's 100 wt silk and I intend to do a little wholecloth work with it and see if it's really all the Diane Gaudynski says it is. It was $6.00 for 250meters.
But, I will wait...No, I really will wait. Don't guffaw at me, please.
I have a triple irish chain quilt to iron and then pin baste this morning before the house wakes up.
See ya' Lane