Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Big Question

Here is the big question I have been thinking about for days:  Do I buy a second seam ripper? 

You see, I used mine over the weekend, but it has gone missing. I searched my sewing space, under furniture, etc. I thought maybe the cat thought it was a toy and batted it under baskets, etc.  Nope, not there. 

I am not a person surrounded by clutter.  This is important on two fronts: 1) I do not want a second anything until I am sure the first is broken or gone and 2) I am tidy enough that I should be able to find lost things quickly.

So, here is the question: Do you generally have doubles of important things like seam rippers or rotary cutters?  Where do you draw the line between keeping well supplied and running out of space in your sewing room?

Note: I would put a little picture of a seam ripper here to brighten up the blog, but I can't find it :)


Quilter in the Gap said...

For me it depends on the expense. In this case, case seam rippers are inexpensive and they don't take up much space. There is not much harm in purchasing a "back-up". Just a thought.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I have two. One I bought and a smaller one that came with my machine. I like the smaller one the best. If I lose that one, I'll buy another. Did you look down the side of the chair? I searched for days for a paperback book I bought and was just about to buy another when I thought to look there. Good luck.

Tammy said...

I have three seam rippers. I have a small one that came with my machine. I have a light-up one for those difficult to see stitches and a regular full-sized one. The last two were stocking stuffer gifts from family.

I have a 4 drawer plastic shelf that I keep extra supplies in and since they are so small, I don't mind having extras. I have a cat and a toddler. Things always go missing if I turn my back for even a second.

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