Threading the needle…

black thread on a wooden spool
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on

So the other day, Stef had a loose button on his shorts. I offered to sew the button more securely. As he is not adept at sewing, he happily accepted.

Now the problem comes up…threading the needle…

You see, my vision is not what it used to be. I discovered that even with my readers on, I could not see the hole in the needle well enough to get the thread through. I have just the tool for such occasions: my magnifying glass.

Yes, I have one, and I use it more often than I’d like to admit. It’s particularly helpful for reading directions on packages and information about my prescriptions. But the use of my magnifier was limited because holding the lens required one hand and threading a needle requires two.

So I called Stef in to help. He held the hand lens while I attempted to thread the needle. The key word here is “attempted”. Even with my spectacles and the loupe, I still could not achieve my goal.

So I held the hand lens, and Stef did the threading. And he succeeded. He even managed to thread it a second time without the magnifier which led to bragging rights. Apparently, his vision is not as far gone as mine is…

Question: How many people does it take to thread a needle? (Giggles…)


Stay groovy…


(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

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