In addition to the small magnetic tool holder for your sewing area, a friend suggested that I create a Needle Minder for those of us doing handwork. Great idea! I've seen these in various shapes/sizes in the quilt stores but never thought to use it on my own work. I do tons of handwork and beading and this has been a life saver.
The thin Neodymium magnet with the gold sticker is placed on top of your handwork and the thicker ceramic magnet is placed on the back of your work. The back magnet holds the top magnet firmly in place. Your needles rest here. The magnets are easily slid apart to move to the next area of your work.
My favorite needles are the Straw Size 11. These are extra fine and long with the eye within the shank of the needle making it excellent for hand applique, hand stitching and beading. Excellent for English Paper Piecing. I've included two of these needles with the magnet. I also sell a package of 16 separately.