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55. For Broken Needles

A receptacle for broken needles in her work
basket would be a boon to any woman, and this one which I am about to

describe is very easily made, takes up little space and is really very

convenient, when one is busy sewing and dislikes to get up to take care of

the dangerous bits of steel. Take a little two dram bottle (homeopathic

style), crochet for it a snug covering made of embroidery silk or

silkaline, crocheting it tightly and covering the bottle completely, using

some bright color if desired. When you break a needle just slip the pieces

right through the meshes of silk into the bottle; they will go in easily,

but the holes will close up after them, retaining them in safety till the

receptacle is full.