Thursday, March 15, 2012

Needle me.

Needles?  Where would we be without them?  Lost.

I like tiny little needles.  The finer the better.   I found these lovely needles a couple years ago. 

These particular packages are sample packs of various size and purpose needles.  They're from Foxglove Cottage by Jeana Kimball.  You can find them at http://www.jeanakimballquilter.com/  I'll admit to being in love with the package.  The smooth, sharp needles are just a bonus! 

What she doesn't have are blunt end cross stitch needles of the same luxurious quality.  If she did, I'd be buying them by the gross.  As it is, I can't leave a cross stitch store without a package or two of John James's size 26.  The only thing I'd change about those is making them finer.  Probably they couldn't be any finer and still get  2 threads into the eye plus have a blunt end.  Not to mention how many of them I break in a year. 

The bummer of a good sharp needle is how many times I stick myself.  I think I'm used to handling the dull ended cross stitch needles so when I need to sew with a sharp needle, I spend more time stabbing myself with both ends of the needle.  Ouch!  A thimble is a must with such fine needles because the end with the eye can do just as much damage. 

If I could make one more wish...it would be to have more time to spend with my needles.  Someday, I keep telling myself.

Libby

2 comments:

  1. The last time I saw Linda, she gave me a package of Bohin 28's. I teased her at first, thanking her very much for giving me needles no bigger than a piece of HAIR! But then I actually used one and - oh my - the heavenliness!

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  2. There is nothing like a good needle and spending time putting it to fabric!

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