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.
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