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Thread: Gizmo to Keep Thread and Bobbin Together

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    http://steelscraps.blogspot.com/2008...bbin-with.html



    i haven't done this but what could go wrong?

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    oh, my gosh!
    it is the permanent rod principle! What a neat idea! LOL
    you remember the permanent rods? Before we got those "magnetic" rollers that were the size of soup cans ...
    <looking around> oh! you mean I am now an OLD TIMER???? ROFLOL

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    i used to get my hair professionally straightened, so you're talking to the wrong gal. now i wear it short, so i let the curls take over.

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    What a great idea....thank you for sharing the site. I really like that idea....and so simple.

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    <sigh> I should be so lucky.
    Although, my DD, youngest has hair down to her waist, a TON of it!
    SHe was going to get it cut a couple of years ago, and I asked her, "Darling Daughter, youngest - - do you remember why you started growing your hair long, lo, those twenty years ago or more?"

    Isn't it strange how an old woman can have a better memory than a relatively young one??? :wink:
    anyway, sure enough, she had forgotten.
    Truth be told, from her father's side of the family, she inherited naturally curly hair, and a TON of it ... and, were it not for her waist-long hair, it (her natural curls) would be flying all over the place in ringlets that would make Shirley Temple scream!
    LOL ... when I reminded her, <g>, she immediately ceased and desisted from talking about cutting her hair ... young whipper snappers! sheesh! LOL

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    That's a great idea, I have been using the long twist ties from garbage bags.... (we are too lazy to go find them on trash day! We just hand tie the garbage bags so i have lots of twist ties!)
    Or you can buy at dollar store...

    this is a more "green" idea! :P

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    omak - exactly true! i had it done until it reached a certain length, and then the weight of it kept it down. i wore it waist-long until i was 50. after i washed it i braided it, and the braids took 2 days to dry. i thought i would mildew. when i unbraided it, it looked like it had been set into snake wiggles.

    i'm hijacking my own thread. am i allowed to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Doggie
    That's a great idea, I have been using the long twist ties from garbage bags.... (we are too lazy to go find them on trash day! We just hand tie the garbage bags so i have lots of twist ties!)
    Or you can buy at dollar store...

    this is a more "green" idea! :P
    if 'green' appeals to you, you should get on their mailing list. they have loads of great ideas and info.

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    I've used pipe cleaners in the past. Can get several bobbins on!

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    What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing that.

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