Bless you, child, when you set out to thread a needle
don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle
up to it; hold the needle
still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way.
I did, at least; but I had my doubts of Peggotty, who was thoughtfully sticking her needle
into various parts of her face and arms, all the time.
exclaimed my sister, pointing me out with her needle
and thread, and shaking her head at me.
An electric thread puts it in communication with the screw, and the needle
indicates the real speed.
She had chosen one of the simplest and most beautiful of these designs, intending to transfer it to my face, by means of the needle
Each of them threaded her needle
with a short end of thread attached to the work, which was instantly pulled by an invisible force through the stuff, dragging the needle
after it: the nimble fingers of the little sempstress caught it at the other side, but only to lose it again the next moment.
One morning I made a rent in this mantle; and to show the islanders with what facility it could be repaired, I lowered my bundle, and taking from it a needle
and thread, proceeded to stitch up the opening.
He was playing at 'puff the dart,' which is played with a long needle
inserted in some worsted, and blown at a target through a tin tube.
As he had a compassionate heart he pulled out his needle
and thread, and sewed her together.
Helen sat and looked at him with her needle
in her hand.
But I've got a needle
and thread in the knapsack and I'll sew you up again.
As she entered the Shaws' parlor an hour or two later, an appalling array of well-dressed girls appeared, each provided with a dainty reticule, basket, or bag, and each tongue going a good deal faster than the needle
, while the white fingers stitched sleeves in upside down, put flannel jackets together hind part before, or gobbled button-holes with the best intentions in life.