Catching up and reading interesting articles and information on various blogs gives me great pleasure. It's a way to acquire more 'useless information', which as we all know is never useless.
This morning, I found really interesting articles over on Stitchress Stumbles and Sujat Massey that highlighted the Festival of Broken Needles, where Japanese women gather once a year, on the 8th February, to thank their worn out needles and pins. It made me sit back and wonder what our lives would be like without these simple tools. Can you imagine not being able to pick up a needle, thread it and create, or mend? When last did you give your pincushion a squeeze to release all those lost but loved needles and pins?