Have you ever thought about what you'd grab first if ever your house was on fire?
Not a pleasant thought I know but it has crossed my mind.
Of course I'd make sure that Frankie and Ollie were safe and then...
I'd snatch up my sewing kit and high tail it outta here!
I can see you all shaking your heads and saying,
"Your sewing kit? You've got to be kidding!"
But my sewing kit is a veritable treasure chest. Really!
It was a purchase I made about 5 or 6 years ago at Jo-Ann's and if my memory serves me correctly, with the 40% off coupon, I believe I paid about $8 for it.
It's not very big, about 7" x 10" x 5". There was a larger size as well and I remember thinking at the time that I'd have trouble finding enough stuff to fill the smaller one, so that's the one that came home with me.
To this day, it suits my needs perfectly and has become my second right hand.
There's an upper part...
into which I've crammed every possible tool that one could possibly need for stitching or sewing including...
Permanent markers, sketching pencils, Frixon pens, chalk pencils, needles, glue stick, tape measure, rulers, thimbles, straight pins, eraser, seam ripper, 3 pairs of scissors, a Tide stick (which removes blood from fabric when I prick my finger stitching), a thread catcher...even an extra pair of glasses...plus a host of other things too numerous to mention.
And that's only the top tier!
The lower compartment is comprised of several zippered "pages".
There's almost an entire notions section that you'd find in most shops stored in this kit.
And it doesn't stop there.
Finally, the bottom layer...
It's the first thing I pack up whenever I go stitching or sewing with my friends.
Many times I've heard, "Does anyone have a ______?" Usually the reply is, "Ask Kaaren. She has everything you can possibly need in that kit of hers."
See what I mean? Wouldn't you reach for it as well? After all, the only thing that's missing is the kitchen sink! Hmmmmmm...maybe I should have bought the bigger size.