My New Favorite Notion – and a DUH! moment

My blog partner, Peggi, sent me an awesome squishie last week, filled with patterns, fabrics and do-dads. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that when I get a squishy the first thing I do is squeal, jump up and down and begin petting fabrics. However, when I opened this one the first thing that caught my eye was this:


It’s a pen-point needle oiler made by Commando. This baby is going to get a permanent home attached to the side of my Voyager midarm machine.  It was an immediate “DUH!” moment when I saw it. It’s a syringe filled with oil! Why didn’t I think of that?!?! The Voyager has a couple of holes on the side of the machine that have to be oiled regularly, and let me tell you, it’s a pain in the ass to do. I’ve been using the Zoom Spout Oiler for quite a while:


…and as you can see, it’s got a long spout that can be maneuvered almost anywhere. The only problem is you can’t tell how much is coming out when you squeeze the bottle – it’s very hard to just get a drop or two. You have to squeeze pretty hard just to get it to the top of the tube. With the  pen I’ve got much more control. And it’s refillable!!

Thanks Peg, for making one job much, much easier!


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