OK here's the thing: my mother uses size seven (the smaller quilting needle size), and I thought to get her something unlike the Midwest/ wholesale common stuff, something great like the John James that I adore (I still use their humongous size 10's). J/J doesn't carry a '7 betweens' as far as I can tell, and secondly not all needles seem to be sized the same. I've seen some that are exact opposite in numberings.
If I wanted to get mom some nice needles, does anyone have suggestions? She tends to bend and snap them and doesn't like to load because of the curve of larger sizes.
So, size seven betweens, could you venture a clue as to what a son should do?