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Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Hop #16: Oops, I Did it Again! Losing Needles

Dang! Missed Blog Hop #15. That's a bummer. Oh well. Moving on...

 Hop #16 asks:
"How many needles have you lost? Feel free to estimate. Tell us your best 'lost needle' story."

 Good Lord! Quite honestly, I don't even want to know! The thought of someone in my house stepping on a wayward needle scares the crap out of me. I think my husband is the most fearful. When I am working on a project (usually sitting on the couch) and I say, "Uh, oh...I dropped my needle." this look of fear comes across his face and he answers with a very nervous, "Well, you better find it!". I always laugh...but it us a nervous laugh.

So...I don't know how many. Probably dozens. Hopefully, they have been vacuumed up never to be seen again. Luckily in the 15 years i have been stitching, I cannot recall anyone in my family stepping on one.

So, I don't have a really good "lost needle" story. What I do have are many, many "found needle" stories. Such as flipping couch cushions and finding several needles that I never knew were missing or my husband spotting one randomly sticking out of the carpet. I have found needles in my car, at work...even in my closet under my shoes. Really?! I find the less needles I carry with me, the least likely I am to lose them. Too many needles, too many opportunities to drop one here or there and not think much of it. I do think the longer I have stitched, the less the needles have been lost. Maybe I am more aware of my supplies and how they are kept so I don't lose track of them as often.

 But there is always that chance of one escaping...

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  1. Have you thought about gluing a small magnet to the bottom front of your vacuum cleaner to catch the needles as you vacuum?

  2. yeah my husband does the same thing!!!

  3. That's a whole lot of found needles. Mine just kind of disappear into oblivion.