Monday, June 23, 2008

Bits and Pieces

I was working on a shirt this morning, went to iron a seam, and realized I hadn't plugged it in. So, while I waited for it to heat up, I took some pictures!

What do you have on your ironing board? I try not to let too much junk stack up, but this basket is a permanent fixture.

There's also a small pair of scissors next to the basket on the other side. Lint rollers, rulers, pins, a pressing cloth--everything I might need while ironing.

And now a reminder via MY MOM!

Clean out your sewing machine! Blow some air in there! Change the needle! Get all the goop from thread spools cleaned off the spindle! You'll be glad you did.

Speaking of thread...What on Earth can I do with all these empty spools? I feel a pang of guilt everytime I throw one away.


Christy Michelle said...

I have been thinking about what to w/ empty thread spools too. Check out this link:

Might be something fun to make for a niece or nephew.

Darling Petunia said...

What I should do is save them up and take them to the library. I'm sure the children's librarian can come up with something to use them for. It just kills me, because I am so diligent about recycling everything, but those dumb spools just have to get thrown away!

roxanne/cheetah velour said...

I know what you mean. I hate to throw anything like that out, but I can't keep everything!

Can you donate them to a school for art projects or maybe a place like this?

How about Freecycle or Craigslist? I'll bet there is somebody out there looking for spools but doesn't know where to find them.

Darling Petunia said...

Freecycle is a GREAT idea! Why didn't I think of that? THANKS!

roxanne/cheetah velour said...

I am actually afraid to check out my local Freecycle. I am afraid of the free stuff I might find. It wouldn't be hard for me to become a total packrat!