Sometimes when I'm stitching, I'll inadvertently pull through a thread tail onto the front of my work. Then I'll go to the back and attempt to pull that thread tail back with my needle. There are times when I can successfully do this, but most of the time that tail is just elusive. And cutting the thread sticking out on the front of your work seems like a good idea, but it's pretty scary getting those sharp scissors that close to your stitching and fabric.
Snag Nab-It to the rescue! Thea, one of the Sisters in Stitches, told us about this amazing product at our last Stitch Day.
I tried to get a good close-up of it so you can see the detail. One end is a kind of blunt point and the other end is textured. Just stick the pointed end into your fabric where that pesky thread tail is making you mad.
Then pull it through. The textured end will grab the offending thread and put it right back where it belongs!
I don't know how long this handy little tool has been around, but it now has a permanent place in my stitch bag with all of my other stitching necessities. It's made by Dritz and I bought it at Joann's, and they're also available online at various places. It would also be handy for pulling snags through on sweaters.
I completed my second ornament of the year last night. Yes, I know I'm not keeping up with the one-ornament-every-two-months goal, but I'm still doing pretty well. It's from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament issue.
I'll get another one going soon. I've been busy with a major home decorating sewing project that I'll post about as soon as it's done -- hopefully next time!