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#9 What are your must-have stitching tools and aides? Other than your trusty scissors, of course. Is there a problem you have had when stitching that you created your own solution for, or have you purchased a tool that helped?
 
 I love a snippet jar for my tiny bits of threads.  This is what I currently use for my snippets.

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Veteran’s Day

It is the VETERAN, not the PREACHER, who has given us the FREEDOM OF RELIGION.
It is the VETERAN, not the REPORTER, who has given us the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.
It is the VETERAN, not the POET, who has given us the FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
It is the VETERAN, not the CAMPUS ORGANIZER, who has given us the FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE.
It is the VETERAN, not the LAWYER, who has given us the RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.
It is the VETERAN, not the POLITICIAN, who has given us the RIGHT TO VOTE.
TAKE TIME TO THANK A VETERAN TODAY AND EVERYDAY!

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#7 What do you do with the floss, thread, beads, and other elements you have left over from full project kits?

Depends on the kit what I do with the extra floss.  If it is the kind of kit that comes with skeins of GAST, WDW, Crescent Colors, DMC or the like, I just add them to my floss stash.  If it’s one of the kits that doesn’t really tell you the brand of floss… I cut it up for the snippet jar which gets emptied in the spring in the back yard for the birds.

Left over beads get added & mixed  into a clear box because I think it looks pretty on display.

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I thought in an effort to get back to some routines I would try and catch up on the stitching blog hops that I have missed.  So first up…

#6 Some of us have a favorite chair that we sit in to stitch, others prefer to enjoy a steaming mug of tea while they stitch. Maybe you need to get comfortable and put on your pajamas before you pick up your needle or you simply must rearrange all the sofa pillows before you sit down. Sometimes the ritual is in the clean up when we’re done and everything must go in a certain place. What sort of stitching rituals do you have when you sit down to work on your projects?

My two rituals would be to make sure I have a bottle of water (or other drink every now and again) and to wash my hands.  I try to not stitch if I think my hands are dirty. 

Not a whole lot of answer I know.

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