The thing I find most useful when sewing is a magnetic car mechanics probe. I think they use it to find screws that might get lost when looking into an engine. I put it on the edge of the table where I am sewing and every time I have finished with a needle or pin it goes on to the magnetic end. It extends and has a light on the end. Very useful for sweeping the floor to look for that elusive pin or needle.
Great idea!!! Love this one!
Cheryl / Muppin