Wish List

A page in progress - updated periodically.  

A reference or go-to when I'm out and about shopping or perusing stash for sale.

Can also be a handy go-to for an exchange partner should I decide to take part in any sewing or stitching related exchanges.  

I work with needle and thread.  I enjoy cross stitching, crewel and embroidery but I also enjoy machine sewing.  My wish list contains elements from both hand and machine sewing.  

Needles

Bohin, Mary Arden, Piecemaker Tapestry size 26 or 28
Sharps (for embroidery and hand quilting)
Schmetz Needles for my BabyLock Presto sewing machine and Babylock Imagine serger - this brand only for my machines, any size, type (think jersey knit or double needle)

Threads

DMC - cotton only, any color
Classic Colorworks (Crescent Colours) - cotton only, any color
Gentle Art Sampler Threads (GAST) - any color
Six Strand Sweets (SSS) - any color
Weeks Dye Works (WDW) - any color

NO silks or rayon - will rehome if given these.

Aurifil or Mettler - cotton only, any color - for my Babylock sewing machine
Maxi Lock - cotton only, any color - for my Babylock serger

Fabric

28ct evenweave - Jazlyn, Jobelan, Jubilee, Lugana - light colors, soft shades, pretty pastels, no darks, can always use white, antique white, ivory, cream.  Could also use some light pinks or light yellows. I like opalescent fabrics too.

Really like 28ct Antique White Monaco by MCG Textiles. Has small brown flecks in the fabric.

No aida, no linen - will rehome if given these.
NO halloween or santa claus themed fabric - will rehome if given these.

Prefinished items like bookmarks, towels, baby bibs (like the ones made out of terry knit with rib knit that slip over the baby's head) - have aida insert for stitching on, like bright colors, soft pastel colors, nothing dark.

Fat quarters for finishing cross stitched ornaments, quilting and doll clothes - colorful, small themed prints, solids are welcomed too.  No santa claus or halloween themed fabrics.

Will add sewing notions such as sew on velcro, snaps, rick rack (any color), 1/4" elastic, 1/4" or 1/2" satin ribbon (any color), trims (any color), double folded bias tape (any color), small buttons (any color) for making 18" doll clothes.

Charts 

If you cannot find any of these charts, a goodie bag filled with sewing/stitching notions that I've listed further on down in this post would be sincerely welcomed and appreciated.

Charts by Little House Needleworks 

Hometown Holiday Series - newest release
(have all in series up to and including Grandma's House)

Charts by Diane Graebner.

Except for the two I have listed below, I have all of her other charts.

Of all the designers "out there" she's my favorite.  I like her designs because they bring back good memories of my paternal grandparents and their farm; of my daddy and his love for the land, for farming and my memories of him working with the animals on a farm; good memories of my two younger sisters and I as we were growing up.  Her designs make me think of simpler times, gentle seasons of time and simplicity.  I don't have an Amish background, just Dutch and English with lots of farmers.

I wrote to Diane asking for a complete listing of her charts and received a nice response back.  Even got a hand drawn picture.  How cool is that!?!!

As of  09/12/17 (went through Diane's list, put all the charts I had gotten through the mail the past couple of weeks with the ones I had, organized them all by title in A-Z order and put all the charts in their very own plastic tote, put Diane's listing inside as well)

Kite Flying Help - still looking for, shop didn't have in inventory
Spring Arrangements - still looking for, shop didn't have in inventory

Stitching Related Accessories or Tools

Quart sized (any brand) zip lock bags

Project Bags - any size, shape, color, mesh, plastic or fabric

Needle Related -
Magnetic Needle Holders or Needle Minders (like sheep, birds, birdhouses, cats, sewing/stitching themed, teacher/teaching themed, lighthouses, sunflowers, the word joy needle minders)
Needle Grabbers (small round rubber disks)
Needle Threaders (simple flat one by LoRan is my favorite)

2" or 3" Silver Metal Book Rings (holds zip lock bags or floss bobbins)

Clips Wonderful product and I use them for holding my excess fabric in my Q-Snap frame or to hold the binding on my quilts when I hem them.  Any size, any color.  Again, wonderful product.

Colorful Magnets (really like the silver disk earth magnets) - used for holding/parking needle, my needle threader, chart to fabric

Metal Thimbles - like the ones with a flat top with a small ridge around the top

Mill Hill Seed Beads (any color)

Qsnap Frames (8" x 8" and 11" x 11")

Tacky Bob

Thread Heaven

Non Stitching Related Items...

Decorative tins (with lid) - use these all throughout the house, any size, any shape, great for storing sewing related items in

Handmade or Locally Crafted Items - LOVE this sort of thing and I do use them especially if they are sewing/stitching related

Note Pads and Colorful Lead Pencils

Pocket Calendars (use these for recording sewing projects) - was gifted one for 2018

Pretty journals to record books read or machine sewn projects.

Puzzle Books - Fill-it-Ins (word not numbers) and Sudoku (learned how to do these - fun!!)

I collect schoolhouse, cat or kitty and cardinal figurines along with cobalt blue glassware.

I love to read and enjoy stories about the pioneers settling the prairie or traveling west in the covered wagon.  Enjoy a good family or animal based story (think clean and positive, bible theme interwoven within the pages is welcomed).  Another time in history I enjoy reading about is WWII.  Like stories about nursing, romance between the soldier and his gal back home.

Please note that I'm a diabetic.  Please no sweets or edible items.  Also am not a coffee drinker.  I do enjoy flavored teas.  With my fibromyalgia, strong smells can make me sick.  Please no strong smelling lotions or items that smell of cigarette smoke. Thank you.  Items from a pet friendly home are okay.