Hats off to Krista for her taste in needles! I had taken needles for granted in the past and had just picked up whatever was available in my LNS or craft store. I used to think that they bend anyhow, so why spend much on them? When I got my first kit from Avlea, though, I wondered why she called attention to those John James needles. But boy do they hold up. And the holes don’t snag the floss. And they’re pretty. And they don’t bend. And Krista is thoughtful about sizing them correctly. So that’s just a little thing I never thought much about before, but it sure makes stitching a pleasure.