Friday, February 27, 2015

How Do Your Bobbins Roll?

Do you remember this post, "How Do You Store Your Bobbins?"  I wrote it back on May 3, 2012. 
In that post I reviewed Handi-Bobs and Bobbin Mates along with suggesting a few other self made solutions to storing your bobbins.

In that post I demonstrated how you could use a simple pipe cleaner to store your bobbins.  A variety of colors could be used for the different thread weights (color code as you wish).
The pipe cleaners work nicely because the ends can be easily manipulated to accommodate any opening on the top of your thread spool.
 The bobbin rests nicely o top of this spool of thread.
 See how nicely the pipe cleaner holds the bobbin from falling out.

There is a new product on the market (not very easy to get because they have been on back order for months) that work similar to my pipe cleaner idea....they call them "Bobbin Buddies."
They come in 4 colors and the plastic tips fit through the center of the bobbin.


The Bobbin Buddies also fit the tops of a variety of spools of thread.  

Is it a coincidence that the new Bobbin Buddies use my concept?  I don't know.  What I do know is that I have a ton of great ideas for saving money and it is you can spend your money any way you wish..

Bobbin Savers is how I roll....the hold my Bernina 140 and 430 bobbins perfectly.  I inherited my Bernina 820 and along with it Mary Jane's bobbin storage.
She had this foam storage to hold the larger bobbins and I used a Large Bobbin Saver for the overflow.  I still don't know where she got the foam holder....but I still prefer the Bobbin Savers because they hold my bobbins nicely and I can stack them easily in my drawers.

Rolling with the Smiles,
Kelly

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

All Is Well

I've had several e-mails from people want to be sure my family and I are OK.  For the record, we are all doing well.

My youngest co-worker is no longer a Cub Scout....he is now a Boy Scout!!!!
The Boy Scout strikes a pose....LOL!

I even got inspired and covered the seat of a chair yesterday....
I'll want a coordinating fabric for the back of the chair.

Don't ya'all plan for your futures?  Well, that is exactly what I'm doing.  No one is sick and nothing terrible is happening....just the opposite as a matter of fact.  Mr. McSteamy and I have long been talking about downsizing and moving.  Looking for a buyer for IHAN is just part of that downsizing and simplifying our lives.

I absolutely love IHAN and have been so pleased with the growth this business has had in the past 5 or so years.  I want to pass this blessing along to someone or a group of someones to give their journey new dimension.

IHAN is perfect for someone into quilting/textile arts, a couple, sisters, best friends or a quilt shop that would like to get a worldwide stage with which to further their business.  

You have my word I'm not going anywhere fast and I will continue my journey and passion in a different venue.  Short of death.....I am committed to continuing to grow the friendships I have made and I'm always looking forward to making new friends.

Sincerest Smiles,
Kelly

Monday, February 23, 2015

I Have A Notion - For Sale By Owner



IHAN
Aka
I Have A Notion Inc.
For Sale by Owner

Sale includes IHAN website, blog and registered trademark.
Inventory negotiable.



Serious inquiries ONLY contact:
IHaveANotion@yahoo.com


To some this announcement may come as a huge surprise, to others, not so much.  I'm not going anywhere fast so please don't be alarmed.  I am planning for my families future and it requires I look for a buyer for Have A Notion, Inc.

I would appreciate your passing the word along to anyone you think would make a kind and honest IHAN owner. 

Warm Smiles,
Kelly


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