I used to have a whole drawer full of the empty spools from my thread. I saved them, because, well, because, I don’t know, it seemed there should have been something I could do with them. When we moved, I threw them all away, and since then I haven’t kept any. But from now on I’m going to save them again, because of Pat.
Pat wrote to me asking if I would send her my empty thread spools, because she has actually found something useful to do with them. And it not only keeps her creatively busy, but it keeps the cats at local shelters busy too. Pat makes cat toys out of spent spools and donates them to cat shelters. Right now she’s making a bunch for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.
So from now on, all my spent spools are going to Pat. And all you sewers and cat lovers out there, if you save your empty spools you too can donate them to Pat to keep those kitty’s happy and playing while they wait to be adopted.
In case you happen to already have a draw full of spent spools that you want to send off, or if you’re just starting your collection now, you can mail them to:
4117 E 15th St.
Vancouver, WA 98661