Thank you so much to Becky, Julia, Mamafitz, Webfrau, Debbie, Carla, Sarah, Cindy and Shannon for talking back to my confession last week! I admitted that I have never gotten around to buying a sleeve ironing board, even though there are plenty of times when I wish I had one. I asked if others had some little thing like that - something they could use, but just don't have in their sewing room, even though there is no good reason not to...
Interestingly enough, over half of the items mentioned were related to ironing! I don't know if that's because my item got everyone thinking along the same lines, or if there is something about ironing...
The ironing related missing notions included:
- a sleeve ironing board (like me, 2 more votes)
- a clapper (2 votes - see picture above)
- a ham holder (2 votes)
- a larger ham (1 vote)
- a better iron (1 vote)
The remaining items called out can loosely be categorized into 2 groups - sewing notions and things for the sewing room.
Sarah called out 3 sewing notions - a point turner, a seam gauge and bias makers.
Shannon used to have an item in this category - for over 16 years she used (and kept ruining with her rotary cutter) cheap rulers - before she finally broke down and bought a strong quilting ruler.
Finally, two items are more generally for the sewing room. Webfrau's room needs a rubbish can and Sarah would love something to help her organize and store all her sewing stuff.
Now, a couple of people may have stretched the definition of "little thing" - there was one vote for a dress form and two votes for a cover stitch machine! Yikes! Wonderful things for a sewing room, but not the kind of thing you're going to pick up for under $10 at Joann's during their 50% off sale. ;)
Speaking of which, several people recommended waiting for this semi-annual sale at Joann's and then scooping up all those little notions. That's a great idea - especially when coupled with Carla's recommendation. She keeps a list! And she has ever since running out of a staple - black thread - in the middle of a project.
Why didn't I think of that? I'm going to go post a list (with sleeve ironing board as #1) on the bulletin board in my sewing room ASAP! :)
Thanks again, everyone!