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Old 10-16-2016, 07:13 PM   #11
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I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics. It's a nationwide chain. It's probably available at Walmart, Target and Michael's as well.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:23 PM   #12
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...Anyone know someone who want's all I have to look out for an ahole and put up with my BS until I am no more?
I do. She's here with me. I shopped with the same criteria and was lucky enough to find her. You may find stronger glasses less expensive.

I've had luck with those wire needle threaders and slightly bigger eyed needles. SO came into this relationship with a fully stocked sewing kit. When something needs sewing, she hands it to me!
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:26 PM   #13
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You may find stronger glasses less expensive.

Very good point my friend.

But does cost really matter as long as your undies are without holes?

Guess I'd best look at the stronger magnification specks at the store.

But I'll never rule out the gold digger who want's my crap.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:15 PM   #14
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Very good point my friend.

But does cost really matter as long as your undies are without holes? ..
You need to rethink this. Holes in undies? First, no one gives a crap about the holes in their undies. Second, if the holes are a problem, buy new underwear.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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I don't mend anything anymore after ending up with a needle in my toe eons ago.

I kicked the dropped needle into my big toe getting up to answer the phone, and only the thread was showing at the tip of my toe. The eye of the needle went in first, so pulling on the thread caused nothing but pain. The rest of the story was gruesome at the ER.

Nope, I don't mend with a needle anymore.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:57 PM   #16
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I have used those "self threading needles". Sometimes they break the thread while you are trying to get it through the split in the top of the needle. I vote for the needle threader and better specs.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:05 AM   #17
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I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics...
You got your roommate at JoAnn's?

I know you really mean the needle threader, but see how my mind works late at night while sipping wine?
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:47 AM   #18
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I have always used a magnifying glass, what I was told to do when I studied as a seamstress , I have one of these sewing lamps attached to the table with magnifying glass and light, perfect.

http://www.clasohlson.com/medias/sys...3367502878.jpg
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:54 AM   #19
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Being part of the "seasoned" age group I can understand. Is your challenge that you are having difficulty seeing to thread the needle or is it a hands/fingers problem? I have serious arthritis in both my hands, particularly my fingers, and doing fine tasks are sometimes hard to accomplish.

I'm aware of the split needles that have been mentioned but I've never looked for them in a store.
I do a lot of embroidery. I like the fine point of smaller needles, and on occasion resort to the needle threaders. Otherwise, I resort to the self threading needles. But I have discovered much to my chagrin, that the thread still has to match the needle eye. There are some embroidery needles that just won't accept two or more embroidery threads through the eye. And that goes for heavy cotton thread for hand sewing.

One day on a shopping spree I came across an item that "I just had to have." A bag of 500 needle threaders. I always seemed to be breaking mine. At the worst time. I was giving away handfuls of those things. I think I may still have a few.
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I have always used a magnifying glass, what I was told to do when I studied as a seamstress , I have one of these sewing lamps attached to the table with magnifying glass and light, perfect.

http://www.clasohlson.com/medias/sys...3367502878.jpg
That looks like it could be really handy for lots of things.
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