I was using a very old pincushion which had gotten quite soft and I could tell there were some needles stuck in side of it. So I started pushing them out. After getting out 5 or 6, I decided this particular pincushion had lived a full and happy life and now deserved to rest in peace! So I cut it open and used a magnet to fish out the needles from the wood shavings.
Every time I stuck in the magnet it came out with a load of needles!
When it was all said and done, there were 66 rescuced needles...of every shape and size! There were quilting needles, cross-stitch needles, embroidery needles and, I think, every other kind of needle! I don't even know what some of them are for. There was one that the pointed end was a triangle and some had a half hole above the hole! There were a few that were the tiniest needles I've ever seen! A few were worn out and a few were bent!
I know you're probably wondering why in the world I would go on about such nonsense, but I found it most entertaining! So you must suffer along with me!