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My New Favorite Needles.

I have to admit right off the bat.... I am a sucker for nice packaging. Little containers. Beautiful Colors. So pretty much that is all I have to say before I show you these little lovelies.

I was just a little bit sold before I even opened the little tubes...

 

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So now you understand, yes? Before I even say anything about the needles themselves, I am sure you understand why I love these new little treasures.

I might just be inventing reasons to get all of them just so I can justify having one little box in each color!

 

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They even match my new AURIFIL threads! Seriously??

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So far I settled on trying out these four. I will not admit pubicly if its because I liked the color of the packaging or because I actually needed these particular needles. :-)

Red = Milliners Needles [Assorted Straw #8- #10]. Features = Nice and long and very flexible. Smalerl eye [but totally doable with my AURIFIL thread] and great feel. These are my favorites so far. Have used them for various tasks. Interchangeable with my current favorites, Jeanna Kimball's.

Aqua=  #10 Applique Needles #10. Features = Also smaller eye but very flexible needles. Perfect for applique needs. Although I would be happy using the above Milliners for applique as well.

Light Green= Assorted Embroidery Needles [Assorted #7- #10] Features = Larger eye that was a breeze to thread. Various lengths, a bit thicker than the others. Nice and sturdy but still sharp and smooth.

Orange= Quilting Needles [Betweens #10]. Some of the tiniest little needles I have ever seen. I guess I would need to take up hand quilting to really use these little ones. Now that I have these, I might not have an excuse for not trying hand quilting any more. Maybe someone in my class can teach me.

 

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So basically.... Yum.

If you are in need of some new needles, I would definitely give these a try. They are a United Notions [MODA] exclusive and are making their way to stores as we speak.

I think that they will quickly be added to my new "favorite things".

 


A Bit of This & That...

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season and that you are taking time to really enjoy your family and your home in the midst of all the rest.

A few things around here that I wanted to share...

Believe it or not, we have been able to add some more bundles of several of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS favorites! Take a look at what we have...CLICK HERE.

 

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Winners of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Drawings:

Bag of Goodies goes to:

Ellen Ingram
Laura Taylor
Mary Thompson

Backpack goes to:
Carla Gutman
Julie Liedahl

Thank you ladies for playing along in our crazy 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE. Your prizes have been added to your boxes and shipped of to you. Merry Christmas!

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We will also be donating $400 to the George Mark Children's House as a part of one of the 12 DAYS SALE! We have so much more to share about the RED & WHITE QUILT SHOW soon! Please stay tuned!

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Several of the notions that we featured as a part of the 12 DAYS SALE, are also back in stock in the shop and more will be in soon.

Click HERE.

 

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