Once upon a time I thought I'd have children so I always saved my empty thread spools for them to play with. One day after about 30 years of this I looked at all those spools and realized I was never going to have children, and no ones kids would even be interested in such an old fashion slow fashion concept anyway. I sorted out over 200 empty plastic spools and filed them in the round bin outside, but I couldn't bear to just pitch all the wooden ones I'd emptied over the years. So here they sit, waiting for a second life. I doubt they find one with me, I don't like doing small projects like bags and table runners so something that involved spools would probably bore me to death. Yet they stay...waiting patiently to be repurposed. And each time I drop an empty spool in the trash basket I think of these lonely ones.
I think today's thread manufacturers are missing a good marketing tool by using such boring white plastic spools. Surely they can do better than that? Although the snap lock caps are a good thing...
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