When I see packets of needles at Mardens for 50 cents I just can't pass up a bargain! Some on the right side are old ones from my Mom and Grandmother. I treasure those! And that very small package of Japanese needles. They are tiny (size 12) and a joy to quilt with. I remember buying them In California at a conference put on by the East Bay Heritage QG. What a wonderful experience that was, must have been about 35 years ago. I was so honoured to be teaching there.
I was looking for a size 11 Milliners (Straw) needle. I did find one in all that mess! Guess I should plan a trip to Avonport for more because I have started a new project, an English Paper Piecing project and that first needle has quite a curve now!