A pool of punch needle. I bought my needles a month or so ago. Up until now all I've had were a couple of cheap Dimensions kits with a cheaper needle and some weaver's cloth that I bought I long time ago.
Now I have two Dancing Needles' books, and two more on the way from Amazon - Charlotte Dudney and Amy Buehler. I've picked up a couple of easy pieces this fall with the fabric. And I've got good hoops.
My not doing this sooner was my lack of interest in the designs that I've been seeing. But after a year and half of telling a friend she should design her own punch needle designs, I've decided that I will design my own punch needle designs.