My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

video tutorial for SSSS


after weeks with very few comments on this post I've finally found something y'all want!! wooohoooo!!

OK, Subvet video-taped me threading a needle, twice. Then he said "That's it!!??!! That's how you thread a needle????!!! That's so easy a blind man could do it!!! Here, let me try."

So you have a video of me doing it then a video of him doing it. His hands are much larger than mine so he adapted it to fit him and got it easily. As they say, the proof's in the pudding.

I grabbed my embordery thread and needle out of my current cross stitch project so this is a huge needle with a big eye, which is very good to start practicing this technique, but it's harder to get all 3 strands of floss threaded so I'd recommend just trying one to start with.

Now, the key to this is practice--LOTS. And teach your hands how to do it without looking. Like learning to type without looking at the keyboard, it just takes patience and repitition.

I want to thank Subvet for being a terrific sport!! You saw the first time he tried to thread a needle "my way" and he did a great job! He can hand sew and do basic mending, but hasn't sewn anything in at least 10 years that I know of.


Kristin said...

I want to do something in social work. Nothing too fun but it intrests me. Your daughter is a cutie you ahve to join in on our forum there is a tab on top that takes you to the forum. You'll love it tons of great Moms and me! :)

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yep, that's how I do it too. I put the needle over the thread more than putting the thread through the needle.

Susan said...

No, you haven't missed the answer to your question to my blogoversary post. It will be in the group I answer today. I've taken them in order.

By the way, your comment to me was GREAT PREACHING!!! Your answer was better than mine :o)

nancy said...

Thanks for the video. I had gotten it figured out, though, and it REALLY DOES WORK! I'm doing a lot of embroidery so I have had a good chance to practice it.

Susan said...

My answer is up now. Come by and check it out. I KNOW you are holding your breath!!!

BumbleVee said...

woohoo Subvet..way to go..... next thing you know he will be doing petit point. The best piece I ever saw was made by a man and judged by women to be the absolute best piece of work they had ever had the privilege to see.

And, here is my brief explanation for you Sarah, after your query on my blog.

Needle felting uses a very sharp, barbed needle... or several if you like and if you are doing a large project. My guys are all very tiny..

Linda said...

I'm going to have to practice with this - over and over and over and over and then maybe I'll be able to get it right!

Anonymous said...

Cool! I'm getting my eyes checked next week, so this is timely for me.

Stephanie D said...

Okay, I am a visual learner, so the video was much more up my alley. I think that's why I always had so much trouble in the 4-5 years I took home ec. Still have a hard time reading patterns, but show me how and I'll get it most every time.

Thanks. 8^)

Pen of Jen said...

I am with Stephanie! I think I finally get it! How funny, it does really make sense seeing it!

ellen b. said...

thanks so much for that visual lesson. I LOve It! I mostly enjoyed hearing your lovely voice and how patient and sweet you were to Subvet!

Carole Burant said...

I've never had trouble threading a needle but I'll have to give your way a try...I usually look for the hole! lol Way to go, Subvet, he did really great in the video:-) Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, dear Sarah! xox