Antonia is coming together and it is thrilling to discover how she did it as I analyze her sampler line by line, stitch by stitch. Designers encounter "frogs" all the time, but I think I'm on to her now. Onto another topic- needles. There must be a chemist in our midst. When I posted the words of Antonia's sampler on this website many Spanish speaking friends interpreted for me. Can any of you explain why certain needles dissolve in some hands, and work forever in others? The best needle ever made, in my opinion, was "My Favorite Needle". They are gone now, but thankfully I hoarded three of their hand made stainless steel needles, with the perfect touch to the tip, sliding through the linen effortlessly.