Friday, February 14, 2014


It snowed a lot overnight.  I think that we got about 8 or more inches.  Steven was out early clearing the drive way and walk.  Andrea and I made it out to the shop by 10 AM where we set to sorting and organizing about 200 miscellaneous bobbins.

 Tedium does not begin to describe it. 

I was supposed to photograph a single bobbin on the ruler with a label.  I was easily distracted and failed to complete my assignment.  Just the same we cleaned, culled and sorted the lot and now they are grouped in lots of 5 or 10 and tucked neatly away in their respective plastic bins.  Andrea's goal was to sort through three bins.  We made it through nine, condensing them into seven.  The red labeled bins and lone white labeled bin at the end are the fruits of our labors. 

We have an abundance of plastic class 66 bobbins, precious few class 15 bobbins but many Pfaff metal bobbins New Style. We have tons of 206/306/319 bobbins and many class 95 bobbins.  Some other industrial bobbins as well.  Sadly some were corroded and rusty so they went to the steam punk bin.  Seriously  I may try to sell them as steam punk.  Who knows?  Maybe a necklace?


  1. I wish I could come and help you. I absolutely love sorting and playing with fiddly bits.

  2. If, you advertise it as steam punk, 'they will come'. It would be cool beans to see no longer useful sewing things have a second life!

    I'm with Cari!

  3. It's Tuesday and I'm having Tri-flow withdrawl...

  4. Snow is better than heat, we're having soaring temperatures in Australia...

    I'm with Cari and Y!!