Well, this morning I was reading blogs & came across the blog of Patchwork Plus which shows wonderful pictures of the exact procedure to be successful at this endeavor! What I discovered, thanks to Patchwork Plus, was that my threader was not coming far enough to the front to actually put the thread through the hole of the needle, so there was no way that I could be successful. Well, it works now & I am tickled about it! What a wonderful way to begin the year!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Patchwork Plus, & here is the link for those of you who may still be fighting this technique!