Thursday, May 10, 2012
I have lots of hand sewing needles. Lots of them. But there are a few that I really like. It seems that when I am hand sewing I manage to give the perfect needle just a twee little bend. Those little bent needles are perfect for me and I guard them as carefully as I am able, which I am sad to say doesn't mean very much. Those little sharps must sprout legs and run away!
I would have been in sad shape as a pioneer. Each time, I misplace another needle I think of the catastrophe faced by those prairie quilters if they lost or broke their needle. Singular! Needle! I truly do understand the value of a needle. I understand why so much attention was placed on crafting needle books and needle cases. I fully intend to make myself a needle book one of these days. Maybe I will find some one who would like to swap a mug rug or something for one.
The whole reason I started this post was because I found the packet of needles that I like to use with pearl cotton when I am tying a comforter. It is a packet of Size 24 Tapestry Needles made by John James. See, what I'm doing here? I'm writing down the name and size of my favorite needle in a safe place that is not likely to get lost, like the packet of needles did for about a year and a half!
So, what is your favorite needle? How do you keep track of them?