Unless, of course, you sew professionally. Now, for you non-sewing types out there, I have two kinds of machines. The first is a traditional sewing machine which requires just a spool of thread and a bobbin:
In the background of this photo are some much larger thread “cones” which are for my serger. This machine requires four large cones of thread to operate. Today I went through all my serger thread because I’ve brought home all of my mom’s, and I knew there’d be some duplication.
There was indeed:
I am happy because now I can give a bunch of thread to Lina (I already gave her my mom’s serger). It is expensive to have to buy four cones in every color. Now my cone thread stash just barely fits into the space I have for it, and only because there are already four cones on the serger! I have yet to even start going through the regular spools of thread.
Today Jasper had an appointment with our favorite podiatrist to see about getting his toenails taken care of. After waiting an hour, we were told the doctor had been delayed in surgery and we would have to reschedule. So I guess we will be returning on Monday.
Since we were on the other side of town anyway, we ran some errands before returning home. I had to buy ten new taper candles because the ones we had over the holidays burned almost all the way down during the power failure they had on the weekend. We have two candelabras, each of which takes five candles, and they are absolutely invaluable during power outages. I remember when I bought them thinking it was such an indulgent and frivolous purchase. Instead I pat myself on the back every time the power goes out and we have plenty of light.
Shortly after Jasper and I returned home, and Walter came home from work, Lucy shocked us all with the news that the university president has been “promoted” to chancellor and the provost is the new president. That was a huge surprise and we are anxious to see how it affects my husband’s job going forward.