Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blog Hop #16 Missing Needles

Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

Today's entry is interesting.  How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best “lost needle” story ;)

Missing needles, huh?  I'm happy to say that I have only lost one needle in my 30 some years of stitching.  I've always been very careful to keep my needles where they can't get lost.  I guess it goes back to when I was young and a friend of mine stepped on a needle in her bare feet and actually had to have surgery to remove it.  That made such an impression on me that I've always kept track of any needles I was using.  Now I did lose one needle but I found it again rather quickly.  In my elbow.  See, I had this bad habit of sticking the needle I was using in the arm of my chair.  I always knew where it was and it really was only a temporary place for it.  So I was happily stitching away and stuck it in the arm when I was getting a new thread ready.  I flung my arm down on the arm of the chair and, you guessed it, I found the needle.  Rather painfully, I might add.  I pulled it out of my elbow and promptly took myself off for a tetanus shot.  Since then, I have always parked my needles in a pin cushion or on the work itself in an area on the edge of the fabric.

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Cathy said...

I guess that knowing someone who stepped on a needle and had to have surgery leaves a big impression on us! I told the same story in my Blog Hop post!

bonnie said...

i always put my needle in the arm of the couch where i sit,thats a good place to park them for a moment or two

Meari said...

The BF is glad that I stitch in the recliner... Less chance of me losing a needle where he will inevitably find it.

Jeanne said...

I frequently drop needles but most often will find it again. I'm always worried about my dogs or husband stepping on them. My husband did step on one of my pins one time and wasn't happy! I have one of those magnetic wands and have crawled around on the floor many a time to find a needle. :)