I think a good time was had by all at Country Roads Quilters' Open Day on Tuesday. In addition to our usual programme of coffee, chat and stitching we had a visiting trader, Pippins Patchwork, and a talk from Karen Parry about John James needles. As you can imagine, members and guests enjoyed the opportunity to shop and the expression "bees around a honeypot" was coined more than once in my hearing!
Karen brought a good selection of John James' needles for sale (at very good prices) and told us all about needle sizes and types and about the manufacturing and distribution of needles. The company used to make the sweetest etui sets of needles, scissors etc, I imagine they would fetch a pretty penny in an antique shop.
Pippins Patchwork brought a good selection of fabrics and notions, including a lot of Christmas goodies. Is it really that time of year already?
As a result of Karen's talk I have a question for you:
How often do you change your needle (hand or machine)?