When I was sewing my daughter's communion dress this spring, I had to run to my mom's house for help with the zipper. She gave me one of her quilting needles to hem the dress and told me not to lose it. Not lose it? Apparently there are needles that are more special than others...I had no idea.
My parents are Great Depression children and learned to keep and to take care of stuff...to the extreme. My mom seriously has a paint brush that she has been using continuously since before I was born. Borrowing stuff from them makes me nervous. So I stuck the needle in the hem of the dress and hoped for the best.
When Barbara at Oodles and Oodles posted a tutorial for a pretty needle case, I knew what I wanted to make my mom for her birthday. I put this together on the morning of her birthday using an embroidered dresser scarf that I bought for 0.50 and vintage bias tape and snaps. I didn't have any felt so I ironed interfacing to the back of a scrap of ticking to hold the needles.
I need to make a needle case for myself now...so I can take care of my needles, know where they are, and keep them around a little longer.