(Note: I used a Schmetz large eye needle - size 100/16. I had one of these in a multipack of needles, and also these are the size of leather needles.)
By the way, are you going to Dianne and Holly's annual Christmas sale at the Heritage Center in Marysville? It's being held tomorrow, Friday from 1pm - 8pm. I hear there's going to be a great clear out section as well as great prices on Bali's and many other items. See you there.