Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Needle Threader

I love the Christmas season! With great joy we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Right between our two small trees we have a manger scene. The other holiday stuff ~ Santa, elves, nutcrackers, etc., are among our decorations. Having an empty nest is tough for us and I usually get depressed near Christmas. This year we decorated the inside of the house to the nines. All the lights we would have put outside are in the living room. We decided to keep the cheer inside with us this time. Most of our Christmas e-cards have been scheduled and the few snail mail cards are ready to be sent.

Yesterday, I decided to get the stockings ready to hang by the chimney. We have invited our guests from Thanksgiving to join us again on Christmas. We have been having fun looking for trinkets for the stockings and a couple of practical gifts for each of them. I pulled out my box of sequins and embroidery threads and set to work. I had one needle already threaded with red. I looked at all the colors and got so excited! I haven't decorated a stocking in years. Then I looked for my needle threader. It was no where to be found and I can't see the hole in the needle. Frustrated, I waited until today to go get one. Since I was going to the store anyway, I stopped at the back where they keep scissors, needles, etc. I expected to find a packet with 2 or 3 threaders. Nope. Gotta buy thread and needles to get a threader. I bought the smallest package they had . . .$2.39 for 12 rolls of crummy thread, 3 needles and 1 threader. That's a lot to pay for a little piece of aluminum with a wire attached.

Home at last, my first project was to make ribbon loops to hang a curtain over our window. I threaded my needle with the right thread at which time the needle threader broke! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I couldn't cut the ribbon ~ it was a silvery shimmery one . . . with wire on both sides. I pulled the wire . . . perfect!!! It's just the right size to fit through the eye of most needles :-) I think I'm set for life. I just need to get to thse stockings . . .

Blessings to you all . . .


Joyce said...

Everything looks so festive Penny. You guys really did go all out. I know just what you mean about threading a needle. My threader is broken too. I need to replace it. Thanks for reminding me.
Hugs, Joyce

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous, Penny! I wish I had the time and energy to decorate like I used to. LOL at the needles threader. I always need to use one of those. I can't believe the darned thing broke on you but then again they just don't make things like they used to. Thanks for sharinig your beautiful pictures. HUGS

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hello Dear Penny,
I am glad that you are in such great Christmas spirit! I look forward to trading emails in the near future and examining the deep truths of the Bible.
I also thank you for all your warm comments on my own Journal. I love the music on your Blog Post too! |My guess is that many people love you dearly.


just me said...

Lovely decorations, I especially like your nut crackers, I collect them too so it is nice to see someone else with a bunch of them too.

Lisa said...

I never can find my threader when I want it either and I sew so often that I don't use one anymore but it would be nice to know where it is if I ever want it LOL LOL LOL. The house and pictures look wonderful Penny! Merry Christmas!!!!