Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Hop #16 - Needles, Lost & Found

The subject of lost needles is featured in Blog Hop #16.

How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best “lost needle” story.

Losing a needle can be a painful situation for us stitchers.  Over the years I've lost a few, but I honestly don't know how many.  Maybe a dozen?  I'm usually hyper-careful about the location of my needle because of what happened to my aunt many years back.  She liked to sew and therefore had occasion to use hand sewing needles (the sharp ones).  One day she stepped on one and got it lodged in her foot where it moved its way up so they couldn't get it out.  I know she ended up hospitalized (this was a long time ago, folks, before the days of outpatient everything), but I am not sure what exactly they did to retrieve the needle.  As I said, I was young at the time and probably didn't want to know the details.  But this story has stuck (oh, I'm sorry for the pun) with me and has made me vigilant about the location of my needles.  I do drop them from time to time and luckily have a husband with an eagle eye who can locate the errant needle.  I also have this gadget.
I don't know what it's called, but I bought it at my LNS a few years ago.  It looks like a pen and has a very strong magnet on the end.  It also telescopes out to about 2-1/2 feet to grab the most wayward needle.  Pretty handy!

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  1. That is really a cool gadget! I think I might look for it the next time I think to. Probably would be much better than trying to run you hands along the couch cushions or digging in the crevices. :)

  2. Hello Cathy

    Ouch, poor Aunt.
    I lose needles usually down the side of my settee. In fact I lose beads down there too.
    I like the gadget.

  3. that tool is way cool,need one of those!!!

  4. Now, that's a handy little gadget. Don't think I've ever seen one like that before.