And then, someone said, “What about using a needle threader?” How brilliant! So before my next jingle bell group project, I set forth to find several. Yes, I was sure that I had seen them somewhere in the house … my sewing basket? my mother’s sewing basket? those little travel sewing kits? None found. To the store I went.
And here I need to correct the story I’ve been telling about how expensive they were. A needle threader is a really flimsy piece of metal with a very, very thin pointed loop of wire attached at one end. This month, two of three have broken during the normal course of camp. So when I went back for an additional package, I was embarrassed to see that a pack of three was just 97¢ — about a third of what I was ranting about. I’m sorry! Anyway, they are delicate and easy to break. I think they should cost around 10¢ each. End of story.
Here’s how to use a needle threader to get the Baker’s Twine through the Mini Jingle Bell:
- Gently but firmly insert the wire loop through the jingle bell.
- Thread the twine through the wire loop. (Here I have the twine already attached to my stamped piece.)
- Gently but firmly pull the needle threader backwards so the twine is pulled back through the jingle bell. You may have to wiggle the needle threader a little bit, but don’t yank it — that’s just the way to break it.
- Remove the twine from the needle threader — and put the needle threader away where you’ll find it next time you need it!
By the way, I’m so excited about the number of Jingle Bells that you’ve ordered from me this month! Remember, When you purchase a pack of Mini Jingle Bells from the Holiday Mini Catalog at just $2.95, I’ll donate the same amount to the Arthritis Foundation for their Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.