If you had $500 to spend on stitching-related items, what would you buy?
Good question. First thing might be a comfortable stitching chair (I have commandeered one end of our wrap-around sofa). Covered in fabric, not leather. Possibly an over-stuffed Queen Anne-style.
Second would be several more of the Sterilite 7-drawer craft carts.
If there were any monies left over, I'd buy more silk, of course!